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The impacts and opportunities of the QLD 2018-2019 Budget

Queensland’s 2018-19 Budget includes a range of items which support infrastructure, skills and services to boost employment and build cities and regions across the state. This Budget can be considered to be positive for the property industry.  Some measures introduced may have a slightly negative impact for some participants in the property market namely increases in two tax […]


June message from Michael Tilt, CEO

As this newsletter marks the end of the 2017-18 financial year, I have had a chance to step back from budgets and business planning to reflect on the national picture. And it has been all about the big picture for MacroPlan, with growth in both the value and breadth of major project success. The continued […]

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Hunter Region experiences wave of economic growth

The Hunter Region is experiencing a wave of economic growth as a result of one of the biggest jobs surges in a decade, a rapidly diversifying economy with strong service sector growth in health and education and high levels of infrastructure investment (light rail, university expansion).  Add to this, local property prices at more than […]

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Is WA really back from the brink?

Reports are telling us that the WA economy is strengthening and business confidence is improving, but how should business owners be feeling in today’s market? Stuart McKnight, General Manager – WA of MacroPlan recently spoke at Grant Thornton’s ‘Focused on Growth Series’ event. Stuart provided an update on the key infrastructure projects currently in progress […]

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‘Fast Five’ with Denis Chung – Manager Retail

Denis is a Manager at MacroPlan  with over nine years experience in undertaking economic and market assessments related to retail development projects. Denis joined Pitney Bowes Business Insight in January 2007 as an Analyst and has since continued to strengthen his experience in the retail industry. Denis has built a solid expertise in market assessments for retail […]

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Confidence building in Western Australia

The recent economic climate in Perth and Western Australia has not been mild, with the effects of the post-commodities boom still reverberating across the State since around 2012-13. The latest economic picture from the WA Treasury indicates a fall, in real terms, in the Gross State Product (GSP) by 2.7% in 2016-17, which was the […]