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March E-News

Message from the CEO Contrary to national folklore, the typical Aussie is more likely to be a city dweller than a person from the bush. We are one of the most urbanised countries in the world, with the great majority of us living in a mere handful of cities. For our biggest urban hubs, this […]

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New runway to generate $5 billion in annual economic benefit

In SEQ, several multi-billion dollar projects are underway which when considered together simply redefine and modernize the region. One of the biggest agents of change is happening at the city’s aviation gateway.  Australia’s largest aviation construction project is approaching its finals stages of delivery and that is Brisbane’s second runway. In 2020 after eight years […]

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Planning reforms to unlock $360 million

Planning has a direct impact on economic activity and on housing affordability across Australia. On average, more than $100 billion of construction activity (excluding mining) passes through the planning system each year. MacroPlan recently undertook state-by-state research for the Property Council of Australia’s Residential Development Council (RDC) to assess the practice of state agency referrals […]

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March Message from Michael Tilt, CEO

Contrary to national folklore, the typical Aussie is more likely to be a city dweller than a person from the bush. We are one of the most urbanised countries in the world, with the great majority of us living in a mere handful of cities. For our biggest urban hubs, this concentration has come at […]

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The Urban Developer’s Annual 2018 Market Outlook Series with keynote Brian Haratsis

Australia’s property sector experienced a number of significant changes in 2017, prompting mainstream media frenzy with the three B’s: booms, busts and bubbles. With credit constraints, supply pressure, affordability and interest rates dominating headlines, where does it leave the industry in 2018? The Urban Developer hosted a three city (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane) Market Outlook […]

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Australia, the productive country

Australia’s high GDP per capita is one component that contributes to quality of life. When ranked against the world’s best, all of Australia’s states and territories performed well in 2017, all within the top 30. The Northern Territory, ACT and Western Australia are all in the top ten when ranked against the world’s most productive […]

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MacroPlan Project of the Month: Dunmore Resource Recovery upgrade

The MacroPlan project management team has managed the delivery of the final stage of the Dunmore Resource Recovery Facility for Shellharbour City Council. The Dunmore Resource Recovery redevelopment included the construction of a new transfer station and a Food Organics & Green Organics (FOGO) processing facility. These improvements will make it possible for Shellharbour City Council […]

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Gold Coast’s Property Outlook

Known as a “world-class coastline”, the Gold Coast was ranked as the strongest market in Queensland and among the top 10 nationally in 2017. Its housing market experienced an increase median sale price of 7.7% in 2017— a drastic contrast compared to its neighbour, Brisbane, which recorded an increase of only 2.6% (Source: Real Estate […]

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Western Australia E-News – February

Message from the GM Welcome to the first edition of MacroPlan’s Western Australian E-News. As a company that works across the nation, we hope that issues and stories involving each state are of interest to our clients across the board.  But we also know that sometimes it can feel that you’d like just a little more […]

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February E-News

Message from the CEO We started the year with the major city housing markets still on the up-and-up, and many in the media asking if the bubble is about to burst. Not quite, if the recent sale at One Sydney Park in Alexandria is anything to go by.  In the past couple of weeks, a three-bedroom […]