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  • Jun
    2016
  • May
    2016

    Taking new view of city heights

      The recent move by the Northern Territory Government to re-visit building height limits along Darwin’s Esplanade has been welcomed by the development industry and the Urban Development Institute of...

  • Apr
    2016

    Bold new world for the development industry

      During March I attended the Urban Development Institute of Australia National Congress in Adelaide.  Some of the trends occurring around the world are equally relevant in Darwin as they are in...

  • Mar
    2016

    Delivering Housing Affordability in the Northern Territory

    Recent political and media attention on negative gearing and capital gains tax, as well as suggestions that Australia may be heading for a “housing bust”, have placed a strong focus on investment in...

  • Feb
    2016

    Population Policy vital to guide economic growth

    There has been strong political support from both Labor and the Country Liberal Party for the growth of our economy in the Northern Territory.  In fact economic growth has been a consistent objective...

  • Dec
    2015

    Planning for our Future Growth

    The development industry relies heavily on planning systems that provide clarity and certainty.  This is critically important because land costs, particularly in and close to the CBD, are very high;...

  • Nov
    2015

    Deep Green: Activating our Urban Parklands

    All parks are not created equal.  To me, a park without trees is not a park - and nor is a park without people.

  • Oct
    2015

    Developing Darwin's Rural Area

    Darwin’s rural area is home to around 21,000 people, or 15 percent of the population of Greater Darwin.  It accommodates people from all walks of life who choose to live “out of town” for a variety...

  • Sep
    2015

    CBD apartment oversupply not a major concern

    It is common to hear members of the Darwin community lamenting that there are already too many apartments in the Central Business District.  But while it is certainly true that we currently have an...

  • Aug
    2015

    Good planning is not about politics

      Lately some urban planning decisions made by the NT Government have been seen as controversial, with some commentary suggesting outcomes have been politically motivated, or based on favouritism.  

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