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September Message from Michael Tilt, CEO

It was certainly a busy month across the Nation for our team. The future of cities was a common theme across the offices, whether it be in metropolitan or regional cities.  Brian Haratsis, our Chairman presented at the Urbanity conference held in Brisbane in September on the impact of autonomous, electric and shared vehicles on […]

Expert witness case

MacroPlan expert witness evidence results in win for shopping centre

In a significant win for the development industry and proponents generally, the Western Australian State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) has granted development approval for a new shopping centre in the suburb of Midvale, despite fierce opposition from both the respondent decision-maker and existing retail operators in the area. This case hinged around the net economic benefits […]

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Positive Employment Impacts with the Implementation of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Australia

MacroPlan was commissioned by the Australian and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative in mid-2018 to estimate the evidence-based employment impacts arising from the introduction of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) into the Australian car fleet. There are compelling economic, industry development and environmental benefits for Australia to be an early adopter of CAVs (most of […]

housing funding

New government funding supporting housing development

Recently, the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) released the details of the National Housing Infrastructure Facility (NHIF).  The NHIF is a $1 billion facility that offers concessional loans, grants and equity investments to help support enabling infrastructure for housing projects. The fund is aimed at improving housing outcomes for Australians, including the supply […]

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Re-thinking the city at night

Madison Winnel, Urban Planner, MacroPlan He doesn’t wear a super suit or swing from buildings but he does look out for the city after dark and represents a new approach to city governance, in the form of a hero. The instinct of city authorities around the world when residents complain about things ‘night time’ is […]

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August E-News

Message from the CEO Last week the NSW government released plans for what promises to be one of the largest and most exciting Infrastructure projects in Australia. The Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan offers a smart, co-ordinated approach to maximise the benefits of the major infrastructure spend on the western Sydney airport. [Click here to read more] MacroPlan Retail […]

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August Message from Michael Tilt, CEO

Last week the NSW government released plans for what promises to be one of the largest and most exciting Infrastructure projects in Australia. The Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan offers a smart, co-ordinated approach to maximise the benefits of the major infrastructure spend on the western Sydney airport. Recognising the potential of a city based around […]