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 […]

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 […]

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.

4 August

Cluster Mapping

The US Economic Development Administration, in partnership with Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan, have recently released an interactive database which maps ‘clusters’ throughout the country right down to the county level (see clustermapping.us). Clusters are agglomerations, or a critical mass, of business activity in a given industry (e.g. Wall Street, Hollywood, Silicon Valley). The […]

13 June

Garden City Expansion

The Western Australian Planning Commission has approved the expansion of AMP Capital’s Garden City shopping centre, allowing it to grow to 120,000sqm and making it one of WA’s largest shopping centres. Pracsys played a vital role in the Structure Plan, working within a multi-disclinary team to develop the strategy and provide the evidence base to […]

12 June

The new Perth Stadium

The State Government has announced the Westadium consortium, led by Brookfield Financial and John Laing as the preferred respondent to design, build, finance and maintain Perth’s new 60,000 seat stadium and sports precinct. The contract is currently in negotiation and is expected to be awarded mid-year. Pracsys provided specialist advice to the consortium which included […]

8 April

RDA Smarter Cities Conference

Pracsys has been invited to participate in the Smarter Cities Conference – an initiative to help councils, senior executives and management learn how to effectively employ digital technology. Michael Chappell will be presenting on how to better engage constituents in order to achieve participative democracy and to manage change by measuring, analysing and transforming service […]