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How is the Townsville North Queensland economy and employment performing?

Townsville North Queensland - How the economy is performing

Townsville North Queensland quarterly update The Townsville North Queensland economic outlook has seeds of growth and business confidence but official Queensland treasury employment data shows unemployment is still lingering over 10 percent, the Herron Todd White (HTW) Quarterly Economic Snapshot reported this month. The critical drivers of Townsville and North Queensland’s economy

Social impact investing designed in Turnbull national housing plan impacting North Queensland

Social impact Investing - Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison announces the new National Housing Finance Corporation

Federal housing policy governance and finance Social impact investing and the Turnbull government’s replacement for the failed National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) has been announced by the federal Assistant Treasurer in the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), as planned in the federal budget. Although the Turnbull government scheme is defined

This is what our cities need to do to be truely liveable for all

Liveability - Shoppers at Cotters Market in the CBD of Townsville City North Queensland

Urban planners, governments and developers are increasingly interested in making cities “liveable”. But what features contribute to liveability? Which areas in cities are the least and most liveable? The various liveability rankings – where Australia tends to do quite well – don’t provide much useful guidance. This article is one in a series, Healthy

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

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

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