Are we Addicted to Population Growth?
The mainstreams of politics (and even many of the side streams) have adopted as conventional wisdom that population growth is a necessary ingredient of economic performance...
Innovative Design Bogged Down in Planning
“I’ve just been rejected in all my applications for new houses in this council.”
Change Starts with Beliefs and Values
“Australia needs to make ‘a complete shift’ in the way it plans cities” outgoing Infrastructure Australia chief executive Philip Davies told the Australian Finance Review Weekend...
Crown Sues over New Sydney Hotel’s View
Crown Resorts has filed a lawsuit to stop the NSW government from approving developments that obstruct views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge from...
Sydney Planning: The Best or Nothing
Karl Benz once remarked that he built a great motor car with the axiom “Das Beste Oder Nichts” meaning “the best or nothing,” and it is...
How the GSC 40-Year Plan Will Reshape Sydney
If the character Marty McFly from "Back to the Future" were to get in a time machine in Sydney and travel forward 40 years to 2056,...
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...
Strip Local Councils of Planning Approvals: Master Builders
Responsibility for assessing and approving certain types of planning applications in Victoria should be taken from local councils and handed to independent planning panels, a leading...
Victoria’s Planning Regime Goes Under Microscope
Victoria’s planning system is set undergo a comprehensive review as the government in that state seeks to remove barriers to affordable housing provision.
Australia Must Better Plan Regional Communities and Towns
For former Sydney-based couple Scott and Michelle Robertson, the move to Wagga Wagga 450 kilometres away has been one of the best decisions of their lives.
Gold Coast Deputy Mayor Quits Planning Role
Gold Coast deputy mayor Donna Gates says the "clunkiness" of new local government laws is behind her decision to step down from the council's planning committee.
"Big Australia’’ Programs Lacked Planning Perspective
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered how to retrofit homes to be more energy efficient, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting electricity bills significantly.