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October E-News

Message from the CEO

It may sound strange, but the next ‘big thing’ for those of us in the property business is “mobility”. Our big news in October is Brian Haratsis will launch his new book, Autropolis: The Diverse Mobility Revolution on November 23 in Sydney. We are also focused on the Greater Sydney Commission’s recent release of the Region and District Plans and Transport Strategy. Contact us if you would like a briefing. [Click here to read more]


The economic future of Victoria’s regions

Macroplan looks at the economic future for Victoria’s regions and the future is bright! By now you’ve probably read that Melbourne’s population is growing at a record pace, adding some 100,000 new residents every year.  The ABS now reports that Melbourne is growing faster than any Australian city ever, exceeding even the European post-war population boom some 50 years ago. [Click here to read more]


Repercussions of the almost forgotten resources boom

The repercussions of the almost forgotten resources boom – the biggest since the 1860s! – continues to reveal its impact on Australia’s industry structure. Manufacturing felt the brunt of the squeeze from the resource sector’s expansion. The simple equation is that if one sector expands its demand on labour resources, something must give elsewhere. [Click here to read more]


‘Fast Five’ with Tony Carmichael – National, Principal Strategic Advisor

Tony has recently been appointed from the ACT Department of Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development where he was Executive-Director, Strategic Planning. Tony had responsibility for transport policy and planning, major infrastructure projects, planning strategy, social planning, urban design, place-making, tactical urbanism and heritage. [Click here to read more]



Greater Sydney Plans – Call for submissions

The Greater Sydney Commission’s draft Greater Sydney Region Plan (GSRP) outlines an update to the 2014 metro plan for Greater Sydney. The draft GRSP metro strategy has set out a bold vision and strategy for the future of Greater Sydney for the next 40 years to 2056. It is aiming to rebalance the city into a metropolis of three unique but connected cities; a Western Parkland City west of the M7, a Central River City with Greater Parramatta at its heart and an Eastern Harbour City. [Click here to read more]


Trends in household spending

From project management, to planning, economics and market research, Macroplan has been working closely with HUA KAI Group to develop a master planned terrace community across 11,817sqm in Sydney’s rapidly evolving Hills Shire. As the project’s lead consultant, Macroplan is currently managing the design team; including architects Rothelowman to design a premium terrace community on the fringe of Norwest Business Park. [Click here to read more]


The Missing Middle: A masterplanned terrace community in Sydney’s Hills Shire

From project management, to planning, economics and market research, Macroplan has been working closely with HUA KAI Group to develop a master planned terrace community across 11,817sqm in Sydney’s rapidly evolving Hills Shire. As the project’s lead consultant, Macroplan is currently managing the design team; including architects Rothelowman to design a premium terrace community on the fringe of Norwest Business Park. [Click here to read more]


Medical services driving new property opportunities in SEQ

In the September edition of E-News, we touched on the potential for significant jobs growth in the health and social services sector to drive property opportunities in the future. This month, we can reveal how this fast emerging growth industry of the future is already responsible for roughly $4 billion in proposed new and expanded facilities in South East Queensland alone. [Click here to read more]


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