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...
RBA says Restrictive Zoning Adds $489,000 to a Sydney House
The research by Ross Kendall and Peter Tulip presents a very disturbing picture of how much cost has been added to houses and apartments in Sydney....
Localism and Existing Character Focus Will Slow Development
Around the world, there is a shift from globalism to localism and from support for growth to the protection of local character.
Protecting Brutalist Buildings Can Harm Urban Environments
Heritage bodies seem to have recently discovered a new architectural style that they are focussing on protecting. The raw concrete brutalist buildings of the 1980s are...
NSW Housing Approvals Dropping Below Victoria
The latest ABS data on housing approvals indicates a fall in NSW compared to an increase in Victoria.
Sydney’s Future: Codes or Innovation?
The recent package of draft plans for metro Sydney’s future include a 40-year vision for the whole city and 20-year District Plans for five key areas...
Auctions Up but Sydney Drag on Home Prices
Home sales across Australia's capital cities have edged higher in the past week, but softness in the Sydney market has continued to weigh on prices.
The ‘Other’ Opera House Architect
The Sydney Opera House was built by two architects, not one, says an historian who is determined to get recognition for the lesser-known Australian architect.
Diverse Housing Crisis Demands Diverse Solutions
With different groups having different needs, there's no one-size-fits-all approach to fixing Australia's housing crisis.
New Harbour Tunnel to Create Toxic Plumes
Toxic sludge and heavy construction noise are likely to pollute inner western Sydney as work on the Western Harbour Tunnel gets underway, leaked government documents suggest.
$1b Revamp for Sydney's Central Station
Sydney train commuters are being promised only minor disruptions as the city's busiest station undergoes "heart surgery" to make way for the new Metro.
Costco's Selects Western Sydney for HQ
American retail giant Costco has been given the green light to build its $77 million headquarters in western Sydney, generating about 1000 jobs.
Auction Volumes Rise, Sydney Prices Fall
Auction volumes across Australia's capital cities bounced back last week from their post-Christmas lull, but Sydney home values fell again.
Zoning Changes for Sydney's Sirius Site
The site of Sydney's harbourside brutalist building Sirius, which was once home to more than 100 social housing residents, could become anything from a club, a...
Slow Start to Housing Market for 2018
Sydney's continuing home price slide kept capital city values largely flat last week, while auction activity has increased.
WSA Co to Go To Market for Western Sydney Airport Earthworks
Western Sydney Airport is a step closer to becoming reality with WSA Co set to go to market for main earthworks and airside pavements on the...
Anti-development Approach Will Reduce Housing Supply
The announcement that Mirvac is pulling out of a proposed housing development in the Hills Shire is a response to the anti-development approach taken by the...
Sydney Home Values Ease on Fewer Investors
Sydney's annual house price growth has slowed and the growth in its apartment values are at a 15-month low, while Melbourne's median house price exceeds $900,000...