November E-News

Message from the CEO

As the silly season draws near, it has been a very busy November for the team at Macroplan! Executive Chairman, Brian Haratsis launched his new book Autropolis: The Diverse Mobility Revolution at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Annual Christmas Luncheon in Sydney last week. Autropolis outlines the impact that Autonomous Vehicles will change the way we move about, but where we live, how we shop, property values and employment opportunities. [Click here to read more]

Transformational Australian Urbanisation

The Parliamentary inquiry into sustainability transitions in Australian cities and regions set a major challenge for MacroPlan. What are we transitioning towards and how could such transitioning occur to achieve transformational outcomes? MacroPlan has prepared a submission for the Parliamentary inquiry that will examine the Australian Government’s role in the development of cities. In MacroPlan’s submission we propose that a partnership approach with the Commonwealth, focused on leadership innovation is essential for the development of cities. [Click here to read more]

Are department stores still relevant in the current retail environment?

Between 2016 and 2017 David Jones reported a 6% decline in profit. Likewise Myer reported a 26% decline in profit. ABS Retail Trade figures show an annual decline in department store turnover (including discount department stores) of 2% for the year ended September 2017. These number presage the need for department stores to change. In recent times we have seen the beginning of change. This includes retail offers that are more tailored to individual markets, provide improved customer service and focus on ‘experience’ retail (i.e. new food and service experiences).  [Click here to read more]

‘Fast Five’ with Glenn Lamont - Senior Manager, Advisory Services

Glenn first joined MacroPlan in October 2004, after 8 years in various senior economics and finance roles within the Commonwealth Government and Victorian State Department of Treasury and Finance. In April 2010 Glenn accepted a role as the Victorian head of real estate advisory at KPMG, spending two years in the role before returning to MacroPlan in May 2012. Since then Glenn has developed MacroPlan’s Victorian property advisory practice, winning major mandates with the Victorian State Government on Fishermans Bend and Monash Employment Cluster and long-term strategic engagements with ACT Office of Housing, La Trobe University and Melbourne University. [Click here to read more]

Autropolis video series with Brian Haratsis: What is Diverse Mobility?

Driverless cars will change everything - and they're here now!

Automated vehicles (AV) are the future and the future is here now.  AVs will radically change how we live and use cities and they are coming sooner than expected.  This new technology will substantially improve access to jobs, services and entertainment and change mobility platforms.  It will change not only the way we move about, but where we live, how we shop, property values and employment opportunities. [Click here to read more]

MacroPlan helps expand Holiday Inn Melbourne Footprint

MacroPlan are pleased to be the consulting town planners for the Holiday Inn Hotel project in Werribee. After signing this week, our clients Pelligra Group and Citinova are now set to deliver the 150-room property, the newest hotel in Western Melbourne. This project recognizes the rapid growth in the City of Wyndham and provides an added attraction to the Werribee CBD. Guests will have easy access to all the tourist attractions on offer, including Werribee Park, the Victoria State Rose Garden, the Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre, the Werribee Open Range Zoo and Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre. [Click here to read more]