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Entries from October 12th, 2016

‘Future Directions’ must address public housing work disincentives

October 12th, 2016 · No Comments · Social housing

There’s been movement on two fronts of the NSW State Government’s ‘Future Directions for Social Housing‘ agenda. Last week the Social Housing Minister, Brad Hazzard, announced that from mid-2017 some 14 700 dwellings currently let to public housing tenants will be transferred on 20-year leases to community housing providers (CHPs), with CHPs also set to take […]

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Value Capture: options for funding infrastructure

October 6th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Cities, Construction, Guest appearance, Tax, Transport, urban renewal

By Dr Nigel Stapledon and Prof Kevin Fox, Centre for Applied Economic Research, University of NSW. This article draws on the authors’ report, Value Capture Is Not a Magic Pudding: options for funding infrastructure, prepared for the Urban Taskforce. With major new transport infrastructure being built in our major cities, the idea of value capture has been in the […]

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