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  • New NBN Greenfield Rollout Plan to Commence 1 March 2015

    The Federal Government’s new policy for the rollout of the NBN in greenfield areas is due to come into effect from 1 March 2015.  While the final policy is still yet to be announced by the Government, UDIA understands that it will, for the most part, remain largely unchanged from the draft policy, which is available in full here.

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  • Home ownership for the next generation

    The Reserve Bank of Australia Governor, Glenn Stevens sent a message to policy makers at the biannual House of Representatives Economics Committee hearing, insisting more needs to be done to improve the affordability of land.

    The Governor, in response to questions from a school student about how their generation could afford to purchase a home, had this to say –

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  • Redeveloping ageing buildings

    We recently lodged a submission calling for Body Corporate Law Reforms to make it easier for ageing buildings to be redeveloped.

    These reforms are fundamental to achieving the housing needs of Queensland’s growing population by supporting urban renewal and meeting community expectations in relation to sustainability, building safety and amenity.

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  • Rethinking the proposed NBN policies

    The Federal Department of Communications recently issued a draft document which outlined its preferred policy for the rollout of the NBN in greenfield areas. The UDIA National office has responded by asking the Government to rethink the proposed policies. The UDIA National office believes aspects of the policy represent cost shifting from NBN Co to new home buyers which will effect housing affordability - particularly in greenfield estates that require significant backhaul.

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