|July 2005||News Article|
Pressure on building trades
A record level of work in the pipeline and a shrinking pool of apprentices are keeping pressure on Australia’s building and construction trades, according to figures released today (July 28).
ACT has highest building compo costs
The ACT has the highest workers’ compensation premiums of anywhere in Australia, according to a Housing Industry Association statement released today (July 27).
Population decline a ‘threat’ to residential property
Australia's rate of population growth would fall after around 2021, due to rising death rates of ageing baby boomers, and it would impacts on housing demand, according to a survey released today (July 26).
Households could cash in on $1820 of unused goods
The average Australian household has $1820 worth of unused and unwanted goods, according to a survey published today (Jul 26).
Unit sales up in June
Unit sales were up 7.2 per cent in June after four months of decline, according to Housing Industry Association figures released today (July 25.
Eurobodalla escapes holiday rental clamp down
The Eurobodalla shire has escaped a clamp down on holiday renting in residential areas.
Third proposal for Civic revamp
A third plan for the revamping of Canberra’s city centre has been submitted to planning authorities for consideration by the Canberra Central taskforce, The Canberra Times reported today (22 July).
Home prices cooling but buyers cautious
An easing in land prices and a complete lack of urgency among home buyers are the two dominant features of today’s new housing market, according to the HIA Market Snapshot Report.
Figures confirm building decline
Building activity fell in the March 2005 quarter according to figures released today (18 July) by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Plan to prevent Illawarra urban sprawl
A community panel has said fixed boundaries should be drawn around coastal and dairy townships in the southern Illawarra to prevent urban sprawl.
MBA calls for rate stability
The Master Builders Association of the ACT today (13 July) expressed concern at the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Housing Finance figures indicating a 2.6 per cent national seasonally adjusted decline during May.
HIA says home lending figures are healthy
Loans for the construction or purchase of new dwellings edged up in May, despite a slight fall in lending for established homes.
Real estate agents welcome parliamentary report on property investment advice
The Real Estate Institute of Australia welcomed the recent bipartisan report on Property Investment Advice released last week by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services.
Narooma plan open for comments
The Eurobodalla Shire Council is holding a second open day for public viewing of the revised Narooma Plan next Thursday (14 July). This follows an open viewing yesterday (7 July) at the Narooma Library.
Banks urged to stop picking favourites for home loans
A major non-bank lender called on Australia’s biggest banks today (5 July) to treat their home loan customers equitably and stop playing favourites.
New public housing managers on the job
ACT Housing Minister John Hargreaves announced on Friday (1 July) new contractor Spotless P&F Pty Ltd would begin their responsibility for the repair and maintenance of public housing properties in the ACT.
HIA welcomes dwelling approvals bounce
The Housing Industry Association and new home builders welcomed today’s (1 July) reports of a solid bounce in dwelling approvals.