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So here is our first task - we must remind governments that more people requires more spending on infrastructure.
by Ruth Spielman - 1/05/2015 - 22 comments
If changes to the GST in the form of an increased rate are allowed to go ahead without some balance being restored to the new versus second hand treatment of our housing stock, it is likely that genuine new housing supply will stall further.
by Ross Elliott - 17/04/2015 - 12 comments
It might seem easy to build more transport infrastructure given so much was built in the past. But in some cases we wouldn’t tolerate the same conditions that provided much of our legacy infrastructure.
by Alan Davies - 15/04/2015 - 6 comments
The middle and outer suburbs may not capture the interest of intellectual elites or (with some exceptions) provide the homes of the wealthiest in our society, but they do continue to house the vast majority of Australians.
by Ross Elliott - 23/03/2015 - 1 comment
If government is to deliver more jobs, welcoming greater foreign investment and continuing to grow our residential and industrial development pipeline will also be necessary.
by Brendan Rowswell - 20/03/2015 - 1 comment
In particular, population is likely to be the largest driver of housing demand. Pretty obviously, more people results in an increase in demand for housing.
by Michael Potter - 9/03/2015 - 12 comments
For many apartment projects, more than 80% or 90% of the stock is sold to investors, not to people with the intention of living there. This includes a significant proportion of first home buyers as investors.
by Ross Elliott - 27/02/2015 - 15 comments
We need a five-year moratorium on state-nominated migration as we're creating a burgeoning underclass of migrants - a 'precariat' of marginalised unemployed and under employed contract workers.
by Malcolm King - 26/02/2015 - 7 comments
A quantitative example given in this article shows that road users collectively are paying very large sums of money through toll payments for which there is little or no return in travel time savings.
by John Goldberg - 19/02/2015 - 3 comments
On special occasions (fireworks seem a big drawcard) they will come in droves but to suggest that continued investment in inner city recreational facilities benefits people who live 10 or 20 or 30 kilometres away, is stretching things.
by Ross Elliott - 10/02/2015 - 2 comments
A dystopian vision of a Melbourne ruined by towering 'slums of the future' is one of The Age's standard tropes
by Alan Davies - 4/02/2015 - 2 comments
In most cases though, the environment isn't the main winner from big transport projects; even ones aimed at public transport users.
by Alan Davies - 19/01/2015 - 3 comments


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