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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".

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SGS and UDIA QLD launch State of the Market Report

Partnering with UDIA Queensland, the first State of the Market report was launched today in Brisbane.

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Ellen Witte presents at the 2015 Australian Coastal Councils Conference

Ellen Witte, SGS Associate, presented at the 2015 Australian Coastal Councils Conference last week which was held on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. 

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Melbourne Quarterly Seminar - Making the most of Infrastructure Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is pressing ahead with its election commitment to establish Infrastructure Victoria (InVic).