• EPA DECISION OPENS MANDOGALUP LAND TO POTENTIAL RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

    A recent assessment decision from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) regarding land in Mandogalup provides an excellent example of the importance of ensuring government decision making is based on sound evidence, long-term planning…

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  • DAPS PROVIDE CERTAINTY AND FAIRNESS IN APPROVALS PROCESS

    In recent months there has been a revival of the debate over the role and fairness of Development Assessment Panels (DAPs) in relation to the development approvals process. Therefore, I thought it timely…

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  • OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS TO REDEFINE SUBIACO POST-FOOTBALL

    Placemaking is a term that is often used when new development or urban regeneration in existing areas is being undertaken. Defined as “a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public…

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  • FAIRER DISTRIBUTION OF GST REVENUE NEEDED

    The debate over fair distribution of GST has reached fever pitch recently due to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into Australia’s system of Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation (HFE), which underpins the distribution of GST revenue.…

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  • MAKING HOUSING MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL

    The Minister for Housing Peter Tinley MLA recently presented to a UDIA luncheon and discussed the need to more effectively address housing affordability in Western Australia. One of the key misconceptions about housing…

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  • METROHUBS BRINGING CONNECTIVITY AND LOCAL OPPORTUNITY

    WA Minister for Housing Peter Tinley spoke at a UDIA luncheon on Wednesday, outlining the potential opportunities that will arise out of the McGowan government’s roll out of Metronet. Metronet is an important…

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  • PROVIDING HOUSING OPTIONS FOR OUR YOUNGER GENERATIONS

    Last year I discussed the rise of a new phenomenon to combat the ‘NIMBY’ or ‘Not in my backyard’ movement known as ‘YIMBY’, and it seems as though the positive concept has continued…

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  • FASTER, MORE SECURE CONVEYANCING A BOON TO DEVELOPERS

    Electronic conveyancing – the electronic lodgement of eligible land transfer documents – has been talked about since the 1980s, and been the norm overseas for more than a decade. Now Australia leads the…

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  • FREMANTLE’S REVIVAL

    It was encouraging to see the announcement recently that the long-awaited Kings Square redevelopment in the City of Fremantle had commenced. After six years, the $270 million project, which is a partnership between…

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