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Defence Housing Australia Spends $150 Million Amassing Adelaide Streets

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DEFENCE Housing Australia has spent more than $150 million on some 500 houses in Adelaide’s northern suburbs.

The properties have been acquired since 2008 and are concentrated in housing developments near Edinburgh including Playford Alive, Blakes Crossing and around Gawler (train station pictured, right).

DHA has purchased an entire street in the Playford Alive development at Munno Para West.
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Understanding Your Rates Notice: A Guide

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Rates Notice

THERE'S a sad day each year when home owners are delivered what might be their most misunderstood bill - the council rates notice.

Council rates are calculated using your property's valuation and a rate in the dollar your council has budgeted as your contribution. Statewide (Victoria), the average rates bill for all properties -residential, commercial, industrial or farming – was $1135 two years ago.

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Victorian State Government Reaps $16 Million From Education Sites

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AS TEACHERS and the cashed-up education unions bully for more pay, the cash-strapped Baillieu government has been forced to sell two prime assets including the landmark former Kangan TAFE in Gwynne Street Richmond, expected to one day make way for a  $200-million plus mixed use village.

In a busy week for school sales and listings, the state has reaped $9.25 million for the 7637 square metre inner-east site which will cease operating as a Kangan next March.

The Business 1 zoned property (aerial pic, right) is heralded as the largest commercial development site to sell in Melbourne this year measured by value – but it’s estimated the property could have been worth more than $20 million should it have sold with a more flexible zoning allowing for residential redevelopment.
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ATO to Anchor Massive Adelaide CBD Office Building

A NEW $200 million office building will be developed in Adelaide, after the Australian Taxation Office agreed to be anchor tenant.

The ATO, which also recently anchor tenanted a Melbourne building some say it didn’t need, will occupy 30,000 square metres of a building at Franklin Street, being developed by Western Australian based Aspen Group.

Aspen’s Tower 8 project will be bound by Waymouth, King William Flinders and Bentham streets, according to Adelaide Now, which announced the deal yesterday.
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Bovis Lend Lease Wins Sydney Water Capital Works Program Contract

Lend Lease Corporation Limited (“Lend Lease”) today announced its subsidiary, Bovis Lend Lease Pty Limited (“Bovis Lend Lease”), as part of the Momentum consortium which includes CLM Infrastructure and Veolia Water Network Services, has been appointed to deliver the A$900 million Sydney Water Watermains Program. The program, which has a ... Read More »

Victorian Councils Added to the List of Carbon Tax Payers

Interest rate rise announced

DAYS before the federal labor government’s carbon tax is set to take effect, several Victorian councils have discovered they have been added to the list of some 500 companies set to pay.

The councils of Hume, Geelong, Wyndham and Bendigo have been included on the mystery list of polluters set to pay the tax. Several other councils in Victoria and around Australia are expected to be added in coming days.

Voters and the business community have criticised the hush-hush method the Labor government has decided to announce the polluters which will pay the tax.

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