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Taxing empty homes: a step towards affordable housing, but much more can be done

Housing affordability strategy proposed housing tax by University Director and development sustainability

Vacant housing rates are rising in our major cities. Across Australia on census night, 11.2% of housing was recorded as unoccupied – a total of 1,089,165 dwellings. With housing affordability stress also intensifying, the moment for a push on empty property taxes looks to have arrived. The 2016 Census showed empty property numbers up by 19% in Melbourne

Treasurer sparks free market concerns over Domain Central $6 million revamp

Treasurer Pitt announced site of Queensland Investment Corporation Domain Central retail shopping centre building revamp

The Queensland Treasurer announced in an official press release that works on a revamp of over 1100m2 of the Domain Central shopping centre car park at Garbutt will create 110 jobs for the City as two new buildings are constructed. Treasurer Curtis Pitt is being accused of deliberately misrepresenting his directions to

Toomulla – Top Price Property Winner Of The Week – 31 Saltwater Drive – $1,400,000

31 Saltwater Drive Toomulla North Ward Top Price Winner

This Week’s Winner 31 Saltwater Drive Toomulla This week’s residential property Top Price Winner of the Week features gorgeous panoramic views of the Coral Sea, the Townsville northern beaches coastline and the Palm Islands. The features and benefits of this property have been explained by the Sales Consultant, Alison Gough from Explore Property in great

Battery Gigafactory Global Consortium Investigates Financial Viability of Townsville

Workers inspect Battery Gigafactory Photo thanks: Green Tech Media

Townsville City Council (TCC) has announced they are buying an equity stake in a global investment consortium using council land to build and operate a foreign owned $2 billion battery Gigafactory at Woodstock. The Council owned land is 40 kilometres west of Townsville on 400 hectares that included the former CSIRO Lansdown

Corporatocracy officially launched by Council to secure private capital

Woman demonstrates for democracy not Corporatocracy

Council or corporatocracy? Corporatocracy has officially arrived in North Queensland helping the Townsville City Council (TCC) to gain renewed energy and purpose in creating economic opportunities for the City. The official announcement this week by the local government authority has created a development corporation so as to take advantage of private capital

North Ward – Top Price Property Winner Of The Week – 3/21 Cleveland Terrace – $917,500

2-21 Cleveland Terrace North Ward Top Price Winner

This week’s winner 3/21 Cleveland Terrance North Ward This week’s residential property Top Price Winner of the Week features gorgeous panoramic views of Townsville’s iconic coastline, islands, marina and The Strand. Unlike TREN’s usual top price property winners, this property is a 3 bedroom villa in a unit complex comprising a total of three