Category: OTHER PROPERTY NEWS AND VIEWS

Bushfire Building Safeguards

November 21st, 2013

The early start to the bushfire season across Australia, which caused widespread property damage in New South Wales and Queensland, has highlighted the need to stop relying on emergency fire fighting management and controlled burning. Instead, we sho

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Caryn Kakas Comments on Housing, Optimism and the Greens

November 5th, 2013

The Property Council of Australia's Head of External and Government Affairs, Caryl Kakas, has some unexpected views on a range of contemporary issues. She believes that through the use of a single rating tool, national harmonised standards of sustai

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Energy Efficient Doesn’t Always Mean Sustainable

November 3rd, 2013

Because more businesses are migrating to sustainable buildings, a consistent approach to goals, results and critiques is important, says Tyler Caine for The Fifth Estate. He warns that unless these components are prioritised, there is a real risk of

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Green Building Costs the Same as Traditional Construction

November 3rd, 2013

A report by UK-based M&G Investments claimed that the cost of green building is competitive when compared to traditional construction. The report, Creating a Better World, The Case for Green Buildings, revealed that green buildings should not co

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Housing Bubble Blown Out of Proportion

November 3rd, 2013

ANZ Australia's CEO, Philip Chronican, is dismissive of concerns that there is a housing bubble in Australia. He believes that other factors exist to prevent an 'overheating' of the property market. Chronican has predicted that escalating home price

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