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New South Wales

Keeping you up-to-date with the latest news, insights and advice across your region.

Major infrastructure and social housing delivery dominate in a cash strapped NSW Budget

The 2024-25 State Budget delivered by NSW Treasurer Daniel Mookhey is relying on a housing recovery to bolster future revenue and reduce the current deficit of $9.7 billion to $1.5 billion by 2027-28. It hopes to achieve this via land tax and transfer duties growing at an estimated 8.7% p.a and 4% p.a respectively, according to forward estimates.

The $5.1 billion Building Homes for NSW Package announced in the budget is targeting social and affordable housing initiatives using surplus Government land, to be delivered by Homes NSW & Landcom. The package aims to deliver 21,000 new market and affordable homes, 8,400 social homes, and 500 rental dwellings for key workers over the next 4 years.

Disappointingly there were no initiatives to support first-home buyers, especially those wanting to purchase a new house and land package who are all but locked out of the market.

$520 million to support infrastructure for the Transport Oriented Development (TOD) initiatives and another $555.5 million to speed up the planning system are solid measures. The budget papers highlighted that the NSW target of 75,000 dwelling p.a over 5 years to meet the National Housing Accord will be extremely challenging to meet. It also highlights an increase in the percentage of new housing stock delivered in established areas from ~70% to ~85%.

Other pre-budget announcements on piloting a finance guarantee to help fast track developments and an increase to foreign investment surcharge taxes are covered in our earlier media release.

David Bare
David Bare
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New South Wales

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24 Jun
Vision for housing in 2024/25 ACT budget falls short

“The ACT government’s announcement to support housing in the lead up to this year’s budget includes welcome initiatives for public and affordable housing, but it continues to fall short of addressing many of the root causes of the ACT’s current housing crisis.

18 Jun
WA continues new home growth with double digit sales increase

HIA WA Executive Director Michael McGowan said Western Australia has continued to forge its own path achieving double digit increases in new homes sales in May.

18 Jun
Direction to fix from a building surveyor

What requirements and processes do Relevant Building Surveyors (RBS) need follow when providing builders with a compliant Direction to Fix (DTF) in Victoria? Here is what Victorian builders need to know

18 Jun
Regulatory changes distort new home sales

“New home sales nationally fell by 12.6 per cent in the month of May after the draw forward in sales in April due to increases in costs associated with National Construction Code (NCC) 2022,” stated HIA Chief Economist, Tim Reardon.


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Home of the Year

Winner: Chateau Architects + Builders


Apartment of the Year

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Winner: Construction By Design (NSW)


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NCC 2022: Condensation Management

Learn about the essential details of the NCC 2022 changes to condensation mitigation.

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Gain the skills and knowledge to provide competent first aid emergency care until trained assistance is available.

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CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

This diploma course is designed for building and construction professionals who wish to gain valuable skills in managing medium rise construction projects.

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10830NAT Prevent Crystalline Silica Exposure

Silica exposure training will be mandatory for all building and construction workers in ACT from 1 July 2023. This course provides the skills and knowledge to work with silica dust and to implement safe work systems to prevent exposure.

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