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$24bn of new homes for Australia

26 November 2015 In: Property, Melbourne, Brisbane, New South Wales, Victoria, Economy, General

Over $24bn of new homes were constructed in Australia between July and September this year. Latest figures show a 6.4% rise compared to the same three months in 2014. Across the country, a total of $49bn of construction work was completed. The main residential construction hotspots are Victoria, New South Wales and Melbourne with Australia’s house-building boom driven this year by a growing population and low interest rates. Building work in the “other residential” sector…

Confidence high in Australia firms

13 November 2015 In: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Economy, General

Business conditions in Australia remain favourable and trading confidence is running at a 5-year high. Five of the eight major industry groups are reporting continued growth with service industries currently outperforming all other sectors. Tourism and healthcare are also showing growth. Business conditions are currently strongest in Queensland with New South Wales and Victoria running a close second and third, according to the latest National Australia Bank Business Survey. The NAB business conditions index was…

Apartments and rents in Australia

07 November 2015 In: Property, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, General

Australia has recorded the fastest pace of growth in apartment construction in ten years. Apartment building activity increased up 9.2 points to 72.4 in the three months up to October, while house building contracted for the first time in five months, falling from September’s 11-month high (down 9.8 points to 47.0), according to the Housing Industry Association. Their report says construction new orders are (up 1.1 points to 53.5) and employment (up 2.3 points to…

New Laws for Australia house-buyers

17 October 2015 In: Property, New South Wales, General

Home-buyers in New South Wales, Australia will get greater protection when purchasing a property via new laws passed by the NSW Government. New rules covering terms of sale between seller and agent are aimed at ending agents’ practice of ‘under-quoting’ when listing a property for sale. “Under-quoting is illegal and misleads potential buyers. Reform is long overdue,” said Victor Dominello, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation. The new laws will take effect on January 1st 2016…

Canberra set for a scorcher

03 October 2015 In: Canberra, New South Wales, General

The city of Canberra in Australia is set for its’ hottest day of the year this weekend. Temperatures in the Australian capital and along the south coast of New South Wales are predicted to be the highest so far this year. On Sunday, temperatures are forecast to reach 34 degrees in Batemans Bay, 12 degrees above average for this time of year and higher than January’s hottest day of 33.9 degrees. Weather forecasters say Batemans…

100,000 jobs for New South Wales

01 October 2015 In: Jobs, Sydney, New South Wales, General

New South Wales in Australia has been a magnet for jobs growth over the past 12 months. More than 105,000 jobs have been created across the state in the past year, with Sydney the powerhouse of wider economic growth. Sydney and New South Wales have the strongest jobs growth and the lowest unemployment rate in Australia. It also boasts the fastest-rising retail sales and most rapidly expanding economy in the country. Much of the jobs…

Simply Red to tour Australia

26 September 2015 In: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, New Zealand, Entertainment, General

Simply Red will play a series of concerts in Australia and New Zealand in February 2016. The British band, led by flame-haired singer Mick Hucknall, shot to fame in the late 1980’s with a string of worldwide hits such as ‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’ and ‘Holding Back the Years’. Hucknall quit the music business in the mid-1990s to raise a family after gaining a reputation as ‘pop’s most eligible bachelor’. Now, 30 years since…

New homes record in Australia

10 September 2015 In: Property, Sydney, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, General

The number of new homes planned in Australia has risen to record levels with over 200,000 approved in the past year, 40% higher than two years ago. While this record level of home-building has created an over-supply of properties in some capital cities and driven down prices, some major cities are suffering an under-supply that continues to force prices up. But industry observers say this imbalance will level out over the next two years and…

$1bn for Sydney stadiums

07 September 2015 In: Jobs, Sydney, New South Wales, Sport, General

Thousands of jobs are to be created in Sydney and New South Wales in Australia as part of a plan to build five new sports stadiums. In what will be the biggest investment in sport and major event infrastructure since the 2000 Sydney Olympics, over $1 billion will be invested in New South Wales’ stadiums over the next decade. The plan includes: a new rectangular stadium at Parramatta with 30,000 seats; a new 50,000-seat stadium…

Sydney attracts 6.5m visitors

05 September 2015 In: Sydney, New South Wales, General

There has been a 5.6% rise in the number of people visiting Sydney in Australia over the past 12 months And it is the city’s cultural attractions that have bought visitors flocking to Sydney. Internationally, the five strongest markets for cultural visitors travelling to Sydney are China, UK, USA, Korea and New Zealand. In the year to March 2015, New South Wales saw around two million international travellers and 4.5 million domestic visitors attend theatre…

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