Social housing – essential infrastructure

“Safe, adequate, affordable and appropriate housing is critical to health, wellbeing and social and economic security. However, many Australians cannot find housing in the private market and the social housing system is under-resourced and manifestly unable to meet demand.” – Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), A conceptual analysis of social housing as infrastructure…

Melbourne’s $50 billion Suburban Rail Loop

Initial site investigations for Melbourne’s $50 billion Suburban Rail Loop will start in the second half of 2019 with specific station locations for the underground network yet to be finalised. The Andrews’ government announced the transport project on Facebook last August, laying out plans to connect with every major rail line from the Frankston line to…

WeWork launches $2.9billion platform

WeWork launches $2.9billion platform After confidentially filing for an initial public offering in April, WeWork’s parent company has launched a US$2.9 billion platform to buy the buildings it rents in. WeWork, which rebranded as The We Company in early 2019, has launched “Ark” to manage and expand its real estate holdings. Raising an initial US$2.9…

How to navigate development opportunities in a testing market

How to navigate development opportunities in a testing market Brisbane’s property developers are strategically adapting to the current residential climate, controlling entire projects from end-to-end, retaining management rights and pushing for boutique projects they would be “proud to walk their families past in 20 years time”. While retreating foreign buyers, credit curbs, increased supply and…

First Home Buyers $500mil Scheme

First Home Buyers $500mil scheme The $500 million scheme, unveiled by the Coalition prior to their re-election, will underwrite 15 per cent of the home’s value — allowing first home buyers to more quickly, and easily, meet the 20 per cent deposit requirement. Modelled on a New Zealand policy, the scheme will be available next…

The Worst is Behind us in the Property Market

Sydney and Melbourne dwelling values have now recorded respective falls of 14.5 per cent and 10.9 per cent since peaking in late 2017. But, as the downturn becomes “geographically diverse” with more regions across the country recording declines in values, Corelogic’s index results reveal the decline in home values has slowed pace in recent months…

Do You See Me?

Do You See Me? Every day at the Top 100 Women, we find individuals within the sector who are doing incredible things and flying under the radar, and we recognise them! We acknowledge them! We listen to their story… Employers for a long time didn’t give many compliments, out of fear the employee’s confidence would…