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SGS contributes to Committee for Sydney paper on Sydney Financial Services

SGS has contributed to the latest Committee for Sydney issues paper titled Bringing benefits to all - How Sydney’s financial services sector leads the Australian economy.

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How globalisation is helping to push up our property prices

Terry Rawnsley, SGS Principal, spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald on the globalisation of Sydney and Melbourne and how this has contributed to rising house prices. Housing prices are driven by a range of factors including interest rates, supply of new dwellings, population growth and income growth.

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Governance in Transition - Pat Fensham publishes chapter on Sydney Metropolitan Strategy

Pat Fensham, SGS Principal and Partner, has contributed a chapter on recent Sydney Metropolitan Strategy to a book that has been released by Springer.

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Analysis of Building Approval data - March 2015

Looking at the building approvals data over a long period provides some insights into the housing market dynamics of Australia’s two largest cities. Sydney and Melbourne accounted for 42 per cent of all dwelling approvals in the March 2015 quarter.

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Melbourne Quarterly Seminar - Making the most of Infrastructure Victoria

On the 16th April 2015, SGS Economics & Planning hosted an event to inform public debate about what Infrastructure Victoria might do and how it might go about doing it. In particular, the following questions were posed to the guest speakers:

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Marcus Spiller speaks on metropolitan governance

Marcus Spiller, SGS Principal, spoke on metropolitan governance at the Cox/UNSW forum on democracy and the city held in Sydney on April 22, 2015.

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The economic merits of Inclusionary Zoning for affordable housing

SGS Economics & Planning has released an Occasional Paper analysing the economic merits of Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) for affordable housing.

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Recent media coverage of "Walking to global competitiveness" project

People are forever talking about new roads and, sometimes, new railway lines. But what about footpaths? Walking is by far the most important mode of transport in our most valuable economic locations – especially the CBDs of Sydney and Melbourne.

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SGS welcomes Alison Holloway back from maternity leave

SGS is delighted to welcome Alison Holloway back from maternity leave. Alison has returned as Principal and Partner and has been appointed as Practice Leader of the Sydney practice.

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Terry Rawnsley speaks at Smart Urban Futures Conference

SGS Principal, Terry Rawnsley, spoke at the Smart Urban Futures Conference held in Melbourne this week on "Walking to global competitiveness: A case study of Melbourne's CBD".