Australian Government departments and agencies will be required to use renewable energy, occupy energy efficient buildings and use low-emission vehicles after the Federal Government released an ambitious strategy to achieve net zero in its operations by 2030.
"Our cities are faced with an increasingly pressing problem of how to manage heat and care for the people living in them," says Dr Nazarian. Western Sydney's Norwest City project integrates blue and green infrastructure to manage heat. (FJC Studio)
Planners welcome National Cabinet’s Planning Reform Blueprint (Press release)
The Planning Institute of Australia has welcomed National Cabinet’s “Planning Reform Blueprint” as a step towards more housing diversity to meet Australia’s changing housing needs.
Shower a 'sanctuary' from virus: Syd study
Sydneysiders are using enough water to fill 155 Olympic-sized swimming pools each day as they spend more time at home.
Stokes to discuss NSW land clearing halt
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Five miners burned in underground blast
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Vic reveals $500m COVID-19 rental relief
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Property Scheme Victims Face More Anxiety
The coronavirus pandemic has heaped further anxiety on dozens of retirees who lost their life savings in a collapsed Australian property scheme.
Builder avoids jail over insurance fraud
A South Australian builder who duped investors and councils by forging more than 200 insurance certificates has avoided jail time.
Real estate auctions will be banned
All real estate auctions and open house inspections will be cancelled amid tougher restrictions on gatherings of people in a bid to stem the spread of...