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City of Ballarat Creative City Strategy and Master Plan wins prestigious Planning Institute of Australia award
City of Ballarat Creative City Strategy and Master Plan project team received another prestigious award on Friday: the Planning Insititute of Australia Victoria 2019 Best Planning Ideas – Large Projec...
Women in Australia's most populated cities retire sooner than their counterparts across the country
New analysis shows the average Australian woman can expect to retire at age 64.3 with women working in Australia’s more populated cities retiring earlier than their counterparts across the country. Cu...
Local councils need to retain their inner city maintenance depots
Rather than leave maintenance depot facilities to the vagaries of the private market, we recommend local councils retain depots - even if they are in the middle of an urban renewal precinct. Here's wh...
Team conference: Learning about our past, thinking about our future
In October, SGS team members from across Australia gathered in Sydney for our annual company conference where we spent the day reflecting on Sydney's history and being inspired to shape a better futur...
The value of planning: How to rebuild trust in the democratic process and show that good planning has value and is valuable
Despite 25 years of economic growth, Australians have become more distrustful of politicians, sceptical about democratic institutions, and disillusioned with democratic processes. So what tools can we...
Living on Australian coastline will get too risky and houses will be impossible to insure
According to SGS Partner, Ellen Witte, living along the Australian coastlines will get too risky and houses will be impossible to insure. Listen to the interview.
Restoring the historic Snowy River floodplain bridge will significantly benefit the Victorian community.
New study shows that restoring the historic Snowy River floodplain bridge will significantly benefit the Victorian community and represent a tourism and marketing icon for Orbost.
Melbourne: Governing the growing metropolis
In many respects, Melbourne is a great success story but on closer examination, there are troubling signs evident in Melbourne’s growth management record.
Education, Government, Housing, Open Space, Transport
Canberra: An evolving city
Last year was a busy time for planning in the ACT. This period saw the release of a range of new strategies to guide Canberra's development. Heralding a further wave of urban renewal, together with th...
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Don’t tear it down: the idea behind Labor’s National Rental Affordability Scheme is worth saving
Labor’s Rudd-era National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) has come under attack just when it might be needed. We need to learn from past mistakes, but we don't need to throw the baby out with the b...