planning

The other vacancy report. New rental streams from excess car parking?

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According to the lovely Dr. Elizabeth Taylor over at RMIT, parking in Melbourne’s city centre now occupies the equivalent of 225 MCGs. The main reason for this bounty: minimum car parking requirements in the planning scheme. These requirements compel developers to provide a ratio of private car parks in all new developments. Cost for land […]

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Land rezoning open to routine corruption

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As published in The Age and online, highlighting today’s seminar.  by Clay Lucas The rezoning of land by state governments across Australia is so open to routine corruption and manipulation by a “mates network” among both major political parties that a cooling off period is needed before former MPs or their bureaucrats work in the property […]

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Clean Money in a Dirty System

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Clean Money in A Dirty System – a seminar with Cameron Murray Wednesday, 24 June, 12.30 – 1.30pm RMIT City Campus, Swanston Street Building 80, Level 05, Room 012 Presenter: Cameron Murray RSVP (attendance is free) Prosper has teamed up with RMIT University’s Centre for Urban Research to present a not to be missed seminar with Cameron Murray […]

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Re-zoning insider windfalls

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Read about this landmark methodology by Cameron Murray and Paul Fritjers, modelling game theory from thousands of cosy relationships to determine the likelihood of beneficial re-zoning outcomes. Cameron was interviewed on the Renegade Economists last week. Stay tuned for more on this report soon.  Cross-posted from The Conversation. Four ways we can clean up corruption […]

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