Negative gearing: the facts for property investors

Posted on 16 June 2016
Source:  BMT Insider, Brad Beer, BMT Tax Depreciation Over the past few months most of you would have read or heard about negative gearing in the media. There has been heated discussion both in favour and against current negative gearing policy, as well as examination of the potential risks and benefits for investors. Although we would prefer to remain apolitical, we at BMT are concerned about the current proposals to make changes to property tax concessions and the potential imp...
 

Best regional performers released in CoreLogic March 2016 quarter Regional Report

Posted on 31 May 2016
Source: CoreLogic Australia's regional areas are now under the spotlight as capital city property markets become too expensive. As capital city property markets become too expensive and force buyers to look for more affordable alternatives, Australia's regional areas are now under the spotlight with some of the more popular regions showing a lift in transaction levels and median values according to CoreLogic Regional Report for the March 2016 quarter. The Illawarra regi...
 

Inland Rail

Posted on 31 May 2016
The Inland Rail has been described as a 'truly transformational' infrastructure project for Australia.      The 1,700 km proposed rail network will connect Brisbane, through regional NSW,  to Melbourne addressing the anticipated significant growth in freight over the next several decades, with a goal of delivering a transit time of less than 24 hours between the two capital cities. The Federal Government previously committed $300 million for pr...
 

Australia's Largest Public Transport Infrastructure Project

Posted on 31 May 2016
According to the NSW Government, Sydney Metro is Australia's largest public transport project. It will be a stand alone railway network, which, working together with major upgrades to the Western Line, will deliver the capacity to increase the number of trains entering the CBD across the entire Sydney railway system from 120 to about 200 in the busiest hour of the day. According to Transport NSW, this means the railway network across greater Sydney will have room for an extra 100,000 trai...
 

Farmers say valuers play key role in gas negotiations

Posted on 3 May 2016
Source:  Gasfields Commission Queensland Dalby farmers Ross and Jane Walker share their experience and insights in negotiating ten (10) gas wells on their farming block including the important role played by rural valuation firms. This is another in a series of stories where landholders have shared lessons learnt with the GasFields Commission to help inform and assist other landholders and continue to improve understanding between the rural and onshore gas industries in Queens...