I Want to Live Here Film Competition

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Busting the myths of housing affordability We’ve set up a competition to inspire film makers to look into the eyes of the housing and land affordability quagmire. There’s a $3000 cash first prize and more to come. We rarely hear the real story of how land price appreciation is driving affordability pressures, so here’s the chance for film makers to … Read More

Land Value Capture in Geelong?

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The City of Greater Geelong has sent in an interesting submission to the Commonwealth Senate Housing Affordability inquiry. We could hardly have said it any better ourselves: In the submission, the council says the capital being acquired by the private market when land is rezoned could be captured by the Government. “Across Australia, communities are creating billions of dollars of … Read More

2am Nightclub Lock Out

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Victorian Premier Brumby has acted swiftly to be on the so-called front foot over late night violence. The 2am lock for 75% of Melbourne’s vibrant venues has opened up a slimy can of worms. Brumby has allowed 112 license holders an exemption. Such a protection of privilege has enriched those lucky few by many thousands of dollars in the revenue … Read More

Land Inspection Now – Exhibition

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From 99 suburbs across Melbourne, 99 samples of land extracted, valued, individually packaged, sold! Tonight is auction night for inspirational artist David Short’s exhibition of 10 x 10cm blocks of land. He has valued each piece of land from every suburb according to local council valuations and tonight is your chance to buy a slice of the Great Australian Dream. … Read More