Urban development at a ‘critical juncture’

Australia needs a national plan for the growth of cities and regions overseen by a minister, national chief planner and a new COAG council, parliamentary committee says.

Housing crunch

The Australian affordable housing shortage.

What Australians want from urban planning and design

By Mark Bruzzone* The concept of ‘liveable cities’ has become an increasingly used term when talking about planning and designing urban areas. The desire to tackle challenges such as population growth, climate change, urban sprawl and natural disasters whilst delivering a high quality of sustainable living for Australians has become a key objective of both […]

Queensland and NSW lag on dwelling starts

By Paul Hemsley The quarterly ‘State of the States’ economic performance report from Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s securities arm, CommSec, has found that New South Wales and Queensland are falling behind on urban development. Population growth in NSW is the third lowest among the states and territories, resulting in the lack of development and expansion […]


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