NEW Proposal for 466 Ann Street

A previous application for a tall slender tower located at 466 Ann Street has been superseded by a new development application for a 25 storey residential tower. Proposed by Perry Lane Jv Pty Ltd, the new design features a completely reconfigured floor plate design which reduces apartments from two apartments per level, to one apartment per level.…

Budget Breakdown

The states and territories have all handed down their budgets. While there are some very welcome infrastructure investments, too many governments are continuing to hammer the property sector with tax increases that hurt jobs and investment. We go around the grounds.   Queensland Property Council executive director Chris Mountford has slammed the land tax increase…

AHURI releases their findings to Constructing Social Housing Pathways

Constructing Social Housing Pathways Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute’s mission is to deliver high-quality research that influences policy development and practice change to improve the housing and urban environments of all Australians. This report forms the first and foundational part of the AHURI Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housing pathways. It focuses on…

Calls for National Plan to address Housing

Anglicare is calling for a national plan to tackle the housing affordability crisis, including investment in affordable and social housing in areas like the Illawarra. Anglicare Australia acting executive director Roland Manderson said housing in Australia is “broken”. Mr Manderson said Anglicare Australia’s research shows that affordability has been plummeting for the past ten years.…

Applying a 360-degree approach to property allocations

Applying a “360-degree approach” to property allocations can deliver superior risk-adjusted returns throughout the property cycle, says AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets’ global head of research and strategy, Justin Curlow. The real estate acquisition process is time-consuming and expensive. Assets are fixed, varied and the best properties tend to be “large, lumpy assets” that…