Land banking

You’ve got to love real estate spruikers. They are so consistent and always so wrong. David Morrell purports to be a buyers’ advocate. On 5th March in The Age he was saying how you can’t go wrong with “land banking” in Toorak. Well maybe....

Make a stand

photo credit: eqqman Letter to the Editor Andrew Gunter Hawthorn East THE Housing Industry Association’s Gil King says that “any policies that aim to speed up development applications and increase Victoria’s housing stock are welcomed” (The...

Curb Sprawl

photo credit: Dean Terry Letter to the Age DAVID BARKLEY 19 July, 2009 Dear Editor, Graham Wines (Letters, 18/7) refers to the cost of urban sprawl. Some people hold land unused and grow rich while they sleep, as the land value increases. The best way to curb the...

Save Manufacturing

photo credit: Birta Rán Letter to the Age 01/06/09 Buy Australian veto David Barkley Box Hill Dear Editor, Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner says the Government will not accept a push that breaches trade rules (29/5). All we hear is what it won’t do. The Rudd Government...

Why pick on Pratt anyway?

photo credit: Xava du [photographer padawan] Letters to the Editor THE AGE April 29, 2009 Dr Gavin Putland The supply of land is fixed; they’re not making any more of it. Therefore the owners of land automatically constitute a cartel, even if they don’t...