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 It’s…

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Change your life, not your address

Looking to Knock down and rebuild? Partner with one of Australia’s Largest building companies for the knockdown rebuild information evening Wednesday 5th June in Brisbane Join Metricon for a FREE KnockDown ReBuild information session. As part of our Metricon BuildSmart Series, you’ll learn from our specialist staff and our customers as they explain the knockdown…

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$150 million South Bank theatre revealed

Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta and local partner Blight Rayner have been chosen to design the new $150 million theatre in South Bank. The team will deliver the design for the new 1500-seat theatre after being chosen from a shortlist that included Kerry Hill Architects, M3 and the London-based AL_A. The Queensland cultural precinct, designed by celebrated Brisbane…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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