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September 2003 News Article
30 September Dwelling approvals continue up
The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose again in August, the sixth consecutive rise.
26 September Greens call for mandatory clothes-line space and eaves
Greens MLA Kerrie Tucker called today (Sep 27) for mandated clothes line space and other energy-efficient building design requirements in a submission to the ACT Government's greenhouse strategy consultation.
25 September First waterfront land at Kingston Foreshore goes for $27m
The first waterfront land at Kingston Foreshore for 108 units has sold for $27 million.
25 September Solar water approvals eased
It will be easier to install or alter outside photovoltaic panels, solar hot water units and air-conditioning units under new planning guidelines announced today (Sep 25)
23 September Property remains buoyant
Property markets across Australia remain buoyant, according to the latest quarterly review by the Housing Industry Association issued today (Sep 22).
12 September Neighborhood plan design ideas on display
Design ideas for the Watson, Downer and Hackett Neighbourhood Plans have been on display at a variety of locations, giving residents an opportunity to get involved with planning for their suburb.
12 September Housing affordability at seven-year low
The affordability of home loans across Australia has fallen to a seven year low, according to the AMP Banking/REIA Home Loan Affordability Indicator released today (Sep 12).
10 September Canberra rents as high as Sydney: Greens
Canberra rents are as high as Sydney’s, according to ACT Greens MLA Kerrie Tucker.
9 September Housing equity borrowing continues to boom
The number of people refinancing their homes for investment continues to rise while new borrowing for the purchase of established homes slowed slightly, according to Australian Bureau of Statistic figures released today (Sep 9).
8 September Solar rebate under-subscribed
The rebate for solar hot water systems has been taken up by only 430 households.
8 September Development plans now on-line
Development plans can now be viewed on line.
4 September House prices just keep on rising
The price of houses rose in all capital cities in the March quarter, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today (Sept 4).
3 September Interest rates stay on hold for 15th consecutive month
The Reserve Bank Board announced today (Sep 3) that interest rates would stay put.
2 September Approvals for new dwellings continue up
Housing construction continues to rise, but units are on the way down, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures issued today (Sep 1)
1 September Energy stars sound in house prices
Energy star ratings affect house prices, according to a results of a four-year study released today (Sep 1).