Melbourne Property Report Aug 2017

Melbourne Property ReportMelbourne population growth is the fastest in Australia. Recent growth figures show a rate of 2.4% per anum. This is one the of fastest growth rates in the western world. Public transport is already overcrowded and at peak times the system is struggling to cope with the usage.

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Negative Gearing: A tax perk or good policy?

Negative gearing has been in the spot light as part of the Government’s “Australia’s Future Tax System” review.  This controversial discussion rears its head every few years when the two sides clash: one claiming it disadvantages first home buyers, the other saying it provides vital rental housing.

What is negative gearing and what benefits does it provide to tenants, investors and the Government?

Negative gearing is the situation where a rental property costs more to own than it generates in rental income. ...

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The Human Habitat III Conference.

“Implementing the New Urban Agenda” – Sydney to Newcastle High Speed Rail: A Value Capture Model.

By 2050 more than 70% of the people on the planet are forecast to live in cities, compared to about 50% currently. This creates a significant need to appreciate the qualities and characteristics of successful communities to enable planners to create new cities that support their human inhabitants thriving.

On October 2016, in Quito, Ecuador, the 3rd United Nations Conference on housing and sustainable urban development ...

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The New Urban Agenda: New Highways Promote Traffic Congestion!

The forecast is that 70% of the people on the planet will be living in urban cities by 2050.  This is not about the historic shift in the industrial revolution where masses of people moved to the new cities to earn a living.  Most of these people have no jobs.  They are fleeing repeated natural disasters on their farming lands.

Some countries where the planning authorities and national finances are unable to keep up with demand for new dwellings and infrastructure, this ...

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Smart City Interconnectivity

The idea of the smart city is inspiring many new ideas for the integration of services for smarter living. There are solutions delivering convenience, safety, and efficiency that only a few years ago were unimaginable.

This unprecedented connectivity is enabled by the Internet via wireless and fiber cable. Connecting a vast array of sensors in the home and at work, to the internet, we are able to monitor and control many aspects of our lives. The idea is that this connectivity ...

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Report Sheds Light On Digital Technology’s Influence On Property Sector

A new report by engineering and design consultancy Arup revealed how digital technology is reshaping the property sector by changing the way buildings are designed, built and used. The report said companies that fully embrace a digital strategy will do disproportionately well and have a big impact on our […]

High-Speed Rail Update 26/6/2107

networking_people_connection_800_clr_1809A concept presentation on the High-Speed Rail Proposal was provided to politicians/advisors yesterday in Canberra. There was a good discussion with advisors of the Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, as well as John Alexander (Standing Committee on Cities, Infrastructure, and Transport).

The understanding of value capture and ...

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