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Office Markets Tighten Almost Everywhere
Commercial
Friday February 8 2019

Office Markets Tighten Almost Everywhere

Conditions in office markets have tightened across the nation as the latest data shows falls in vacancy rates throughout seven of Australia’s eight capitals.

Density Vs Sprawl: Which Wins for Sustainability?
Urban Planning
Tuesday April 10 2018

Density Vs Sprawl: Which Wins for Sustainability?

To some, compact urban environments offer advantages in putting greater numbers of people within walking or riding distance of transport connections, employment opportunities and local services.

Land Shortages Bite into Aussie Housing Affordability
Zoning
Friday March 16 2018

Land Shortages Bite into Aussie Housing Affordability

Prices of vacant residential land in places such as Sydney and Melbourne are surging amid signs of critical land shortages in those capitals, dashing hopes in...

NSW Housing	Approvals Dropping Below Victoria
Residential
Friday February 2 2018

NSW Housing Approvals Dropping Below Victoria

The latest ABS data on housing approvals indicates a fall in NSW compared to an increase in Victoria.

Cladding Leadership Left Vacant
Buildings
Tuesday January 23 2018

Cladding Leadership Left Vacant

Leadership of the flammable cladding issue has been left vacant at the federal level since a cabinet reshuffle last December, the nation’s leading union for fire...

Melbourne Set to Remain a Car Dominated City
Urban Planning
Friday January 19 2018

Melbourne Set to Remain a Car Dominated City

Melbourne is set to remain a car dominated city with driving set to account for more than seven in 10 trips still to take place in...

Different Growth Strategies Needed for Melbourene
Zoning
Thursday November 23 2017

Different Growth Strategies Needed for Melbourene

You know a local area is struggling with population growth when it talks about stuffing kindergarten children in portables.

Australian Housing Shortage is a Fallacy: Researchers
Residential
Wednesday November 22 2017

Australian Housing Shortage is a Fallacy: Researchers

Ideas about a housing shortage in Australia are a fallacy, a study has found.

Air Space Adds Housing Stock : Has NSW Taken The Lead?
Zoning
Thursday November 16 2017

Air Space Adds Housing Stock : Has NSW Taken The Lead?

The new NSW Premier is hell bent on adding housing on top of new super rail stations.

Buildings
Feb 6 2019
Melbourne Tower Residents Can't Go Home

Residents at a fire-damaged Melbourne high-rise covered in flammable cladding will have to wait until at least next week before they can go home.

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Green
Jan 17 2019
Melbourne Wins Race to Full Renewables

Melbourne City Council says it has become the first Australian capital city council to be powered entirely by renewables as energy from a purpose-built wind farm...

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Infrastructure
18 Sep, 2018
Melbourne Airport Proposes $15b Rail Link

High-speed trains would get travellers from Melbourne's CBD to the airport in just 20 minutes through a seven kilometre subway under a proposal backed by a...

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Infrastructure
10 Sep, 2018
$15.8b Melbourne Toll Road Design Released

Melbourne's $15.8 billion North East Link will have twin three-lane tunnels stretching more than five kilometres, and 1.2km of lowered roads, according to new detailed plans.

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Civil
22 Aug, 2018
Vic Govt Told to Cough up for Princes Hwy

Commonwealth funds committed to the final stage of the Princes Highway duplication are a "far cry" from what's actually needed to finish the job, the Victorian...

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Public
2 Aug, 2018
Heritage Cloud Over Vic Federation Square

Melbourne's Federation Square is not a "heritage asset", according to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, but the site will still be considered for a protection listing.

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Safety
25 Jul, 2018
Unsafe Crane Keeps Victoria Residents Away

When Melbourne police first knocked on Cliff and Josef's door in the middle of the night, they ignored it.

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Infrastructure
24 Jul, 2018
Victorian Govt's $5b Airport Rail Pledge

A Melbourne airport rail line could be underway by the end of 2022 with the state government matching a $5 billion federal commitment.

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Business
20 Jul, 2018
Victorian Rort 'Architect' Defends Scheme

A man labelled the architect of Victorian Labor's $388,000 rorts-for-votes scheme has defended the operation, saying he thought it was fine because parliament kept paying the...

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