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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.

Melbourne Rail Works Unleash ‘Rat Plague’
Civil
Thursday November 9 2017

Melbourne Rail Works Unleash ‘Rat Plague’

A hidden swarm of rats has been unleashed on unsuspecting inner-Melbourne residents and workers as major underground tunnel works continue.

Public
Aug 2 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
Jul 25 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
Jul 24 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
Jul 20 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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Residential
Jun 15 2018
Melbourne Dominates Australia’s Housing Hotspots List

According to the HIA Population & Residential Building Hotspots Report 2018, the Mickleham-Yuroke area of Melbourne is Australia’s number one Hotspot, with population growth of 35.3...

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Urban Planning
Jun 13 2018
Share Bike Company 'Pulls Out' of Melbourne

The distinctive yellow rental bicycles will disappear from Melbourne's streets as the Singapore-based oBike company shuts up shop.

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Civil
Jun 13 2018
Victoria 'short-changed' on Road, Rail Funding

Victoria is being short-changed when it comes to federal infrastructure funding because most of the Turnbull government's pledged $7.8 billion won't flow through for at least...

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Commercial
May 30 2018
Union accused of blocking Victorian Construction sites

The building industry watchdog has launched legal action against the construction union, alleging three representatives illegally blocked access to two Melbourne building sites.

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Commercial
May 30 2018
Victoria Developers Charged for Blocking Roads

Developers who block arterial roads in inner Melbourne will be charged thousands of dollars under a new trial starting on Friday.

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