In an effort to streamline the development approvals process for residential, as well as smaller commercial or industrial development, the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 has been expanded. If you’re interested to know whether your development can be approved as ‘exempt or complying development’, please contact the planning team at […]

IPD market results update with MacroPlan’s Chief Economist Jason Anderson

Outlook for asset markets: growth versus yield This is the second briefing in a series of four being held across Australia. Anthony De Francesco, Executive Director and Head of Australia & New Zealand, IPD, will be presenting the Q4 results followed by a guest speaker and panel discussion with leading industry experts. Agenda Moderator:  Angela Ashton, Consultant Speakers: Anthony De Francesco – Executive Director […]


Affordable housing inquiry has wide-ranging remit

Prepared by Stuart McKnight, General Manager for Western Australia: THE Senate Economics References Committee has commenced an inquiry into affordable housing that has a wide-ranging terms of reference relevant to developers, builders, not-for-profit organisations, aged care providers and property investors. Issues to be investigated include land supply, home ownership, property investment, taxation, negative gearing, National Rental […]

Buyers rush for newly built homes

The Australian Greg Brown Saturday, 11 January 2014 THE spike in residential construction last year was supported by a surge of buyers snapping up newly built homes and sales were up by 29 per cent in the year to November. The heat in the market at the end of the year also paid off for […]

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Canny homebuyers on top of the world – MacroPlan in the press

Greg Brown from the Australian writes: LOCAL economic circumstances will drive the best and worst property growth across the country this year, with improved prospects for gas pushing up prices in Queeensland’s Toowoomba and car industry job losses sending prices sliding in the Adelaide suburb of Kilburn. Forecasts by property consultancy firms MacroPlan and Australian […]

Incentives needed to lure back retailers – MacroPlan Dimasi in the press

Liz McDonald from The Press NZ writes: Central Christchurch needs financial incentives to entice back shops, and more action to attract residents, international consultants say. In a report on rebuilding the city’s central retail precinct, Australian consultants MacroPlan Dimasi called for “a new city centre which will leave the past behind”. The report was commissioned […]

Adelaide needs more retirement villages – MacroPlan in the press

Written by APP and published by Perth Now: MORE retirement accommodation is needed in Adelaide’s inner suburbs to allow seniors to downsize but stay in their communities, the retirement industry’s peak body says. Property advisory group MacroPlan analysed census data to determine where Adelaide’s population of seniors was increasing fastest. The Retirement Living Council says the […]