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In June 2014 Premier Mike Baird and then Planning Minister Prue Goward announced plans to establish a Greater Sydney Commission, described as a single agency to “streamline the way the NSW Government’s infrastructure and urban planning priorities are delivered”.
The proposal fits into a...
Focusses on the interconnected nature of various segments of the housing market and how the affordable rental housing “crisis” has stemmed from and been exacerbated by multi-faceted structural deficiencies in the private rental, home ownership and public segments of the housing market.
In the lead up to the 2015 State election it was reported in The Land that the Coalition Government and NSW Farmers had entered into “an unprecedented” memorandum of understanding. Among the “key commitments” entered into were the reform of biodiversity laws and consideration of...
This briefing paper summarises the 2015 New South Wales freight task, and the administrative, industrial and legal framework that underpins its operations.
The NSW freight network is an extensive series of rail lines, roads, ports, airports, and intermodal terminals. In 2011,...
Not everyone is going to be better off at the back end of the current oil price cycle.
The fall in oil prices in the second half of 2014 was both dramatic and unexpected, bringing to an end a four-year period...
Assesses, in general terms, key trends in various cost of living measurements (including the consumer price index), as well as wage indexes in Australia.
Introduction A significant concern for many households is the expense they incur to buy goods and services that are...
Overview: This briefing paper provides an overview of wholesale and retail electricity prices in New South Wales and more broadly in the National Electricity Market. The specific causes of electricity price movements over recent years are discussed, as are consumption and supply forecasts....
This briefing paper analyses, at a theoretical level, the potential economic benefits of secondary airport competition in the Sydney context.
On the 3rd April 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) published their latest airport monitoring report which found that...
This paper provides Members of the 57th Parliament of New South Wales with an authoritative overview of 45 key issues affecting the state in 2019. It presents the latest evidence on key areas for the NSW community such as health, education, crime and justice, housing,...