10 May

Smart Cities and Suburbs Program

Round one of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program is open until 30th June 2017. The release of the Smart Cities Plan by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and recent launch of the new Smart Cities and Suburbs Grant Program, reflects a national focus on community projects involving innovation and technology. A […]

12 December

Why The Failure of Employment Decentralisation Policy Is Good For The Economy

For the last decade the WA Department of Planning has progressively been introducing policy measures to decentralise employment across the Perth Metropolitan Region. This policy was formalised in Directions 2031 and Beyond, State Planning Policy 4.2: Activity Centres for Perth and Peel, and more recently, Perth and Peel@ 3.5 million. The rationale behind the decentralisation […]

21 November

Pracsys and City of Swan Scoop at the 2016 WA Planning Awards

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Pracsys and City of Swan Scoop at the 2016 WA Planning Awards

The City of Swan Strategy for an Aging Population by Pracsys and City of Swan have won the 2016 Planning Institute of Australia award for “Best Planning Ideas – Large Project”. The City of Swan have recognised the need for a strong, inclusive, implementable strategy to ensure their residents are able to enjoy an excellent […]

27 September

Value Capture Funding Potential

Following on from the ground-breaking value capture study conducted by Pracsys for the WA Department of Transport in 2015, a new study from the University of Queensland has confirmed the potential for 25% of rail infrastructure cost to be claimed back from property owners who experience an appreciation in the value of their land.  The […]

18 January

NSRF Round Three

The National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) is designed to help correct social gaps through investment in projects at a local community level. Pracsys has assisted Applicants with successfully securing NSRF for the following projects: Round One Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: Byford and Districts Country Club Relocation Approved Funding $245,000 Round Two City of Cockburn: Bowling […]

3 November

Seizing the Opportunity of Unsolicited Bids

The Western Australian State Government recently closed submissions for draft guidelines on unsolicited bids for the sale or lease of state-owned land. This initiative represents a significant opportunity for private sector parties to deal exclusively with the State in leveraging previously unavailable resources for projects that: Are unique and innovative; Result in an economic, social […]

19 October
24 July

ICTC & Mainstreet Conference 2015

Pracsys’ own Principal Consultant, Jason McFarlane, recently presented at the ICTC & Mainstreet Conference 2015 on maximising place value using arts and technology. You can see his full speaker notes here.

20 February

Byford Districts Country Club Attracts RfR Funding

Great to see our clients at the Byford Districts Country Club attract 100% of the funding they applied for from the Western Australian State Government Royalties for Regions program. http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/pages/StatementDetails.aspx?listName=StatementsBarnett&StatId=9071 This is a great example of a locally driven project where the Byford community actively built a compelling case for change. This project will not […]

8 December

Insanity is repeating the mistakes of the past and…

If media reports are correct, the structure of a potential ‘congestion tax’ for Western Australian seems lazy, poorly constructed and outdated. The proposed tax seems to slug the registration of all motor vehicles with a flat-rate fee (based on vehicle type). All vehicle owners will have to pay the tax – regardless of their location […]