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Providing innovative procurement solutions for local government projects April 20, 2018

We advised City of Casey on the procurement process of the Bunjil Place Project. Bunjil Place is a $125 million civic and cultural precinct for the City of Casey, encompassing an 800-seat theatre and 200-seat … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks signs on for Luminance AI platform May 24, 2018

Thursday 24 May 2018 Maddocks has adopted an artificial intelligence (AI) platform to assist in streamlining due diligence processes. The firm has signed on to use the market-leading Luminance AI platform to provide due diligence … Continued

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Strategic use of regulatory action policies: an example in the context of Freedom of Information May 23, 2018

Regulatory action policies (including strategies and statements issued by regulators) are a useful tool for regulators to signal the importance of a particular regulatory area to the regulated sector and to the public at large. … Continued

Property & Development Blog

  • Should Victorian councils consider an Airbnb tourist charge?

    Both the City of Hobart and the Shire of Byron appear to be looking at rating Airbnb properties differently – either through a differential rate or something resembling a ‘bed tax’. Should Victorian councils be … Continued

  • Government expands reach of foreign resident CGT withholding regime

    Changes to the capital gains tax withholding regime will impact all purchasers of real estate in Australia valued at over $750,000. From 1 July 2017, a purchaser who acquires real property from a foreign resident … Continued

  • Digital titles and electronic transactions

    Land Use Victoria (formerly known as the Land Registry or Land Titles Office) has undertaken the first steps to convert Victoria’s Registry of Titles to an electronic format, by converting all paper titles held by … Continued

  • Melbourne Residential Zone review released

    The Victorian State Government has completed its review of the residential zones in Melbourne municipalities, which, amongst other things, recommends the removal of maximum density two dwellings per lot. This review and its recommendations are … Continued

  • What’s in a name? The Airbnb reminder

    The distinction between leases and licences has long caused confusion and consternation for landowners, particularly in the context of a municipal council’s statutory obligations under the Local Government Act 1989 and, more recently, the Retail … Continued

  • Draft guidelines for fibre ready pit and pipe infrastructure in new developments

    The Communications Alliance has released a draft Industry Guideline: Fibre Ready Pit And Pipe Specification for Real Estate Development Projects which is open for comments until May 30. While the guidelines are quite technical, understanding … Continued