Monthly Archives: April 2010

Melbourne forecast to become Australia’s largest city

“Melbourne with its long-term population growth of 1.3 per cent a year, will displace Sydney as Australia’s largest city in 2037”, according to Going Nowhere, a report prepared by BIS Shrapnel […]


Melbourne-Sydney High Speed Rail Link

Greens Leader Bob Brown has launched a campaign at Southern Cross Station calling on the federal government to fund a major concept study into a High Speed Rail (HSR) link between Melbourne and Sydney. With the equivalent flight route the fourth busiest in the world […]

Housing Affordability

According to an article in The Age, “In the years after World War II, right up until the 1980s, an average house in a capital city cost about three years of average earnings […]

Call for Rental Standards

One in ten rental properties are unfit for human habitation, according to a survey by the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS). Posing as renters, teams from VCOSS and the Tenants Union […]

Future Melbourne

The City of Melbourne has published a Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) prepared by the Future Melbourne Committee outlining how “the municipality’s projected growth and development will be accommodated and managed […]

The Economics of NIMBY

Tim Colebatch, economics editor for The Age, has written an article commenting on various factors impacting housing affordability. He begins with an analysis of median house prices […]