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Sydney Planning: The Best or Nothing
Urban Planning
Thursday July 5 2018

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...

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.

How the GSC 40-Year Plan Will Reshape Sydney
Urban Planning
Tuesday March 27 2018

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,...

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...

RBA says Restrictive Zoning Adds $489,000 to a Sydney House
Zoning
Thursday March 15 2018

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
Urban Planning
Tuesday March 6 2018

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
Business
Thursday February 8 2018

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
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.

Sydney’s Future: Codes or Innovation?
Urban Planning
Tuesday December 5 2017

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...

Infrastructure
Jul 4 2018
Labor's Rail Plan Leaves a $20b Black Hole

There's a $20 billion black hole in the federal opposition's plan for two rail projects in Sydney's west, the Turnbull government says.

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Infrastructure
Jun 20 2018
New $3bn Fast Train for Sydney's West

A $3 billion high-speed underground rail line connecting Sydney's CBD to Parramatta is set to be the centrepiece of the NSW government budget.

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Infrastructure
Jun 8 2018
Western Sydney Infrastructure Coordination is Essential

The proposal for a high level control of infrastructure delivery for Western Sydney by former NSW Premier John Fahey is needed for efficient delivery.

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Residential
May 30 2018
Sydney Remains an Expensive Place to Live

Zurich remains the world's most expensive major city and Egypt's capital Cairo the cheapest, the annual rankings of 77 metropolitan areas by Swiss bank UBS has...

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Civil
Apr 10 2018
NSW Won't be Held to Ransom on Light Rail

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says her government won't be held to ransom by a Spanish subcontractor building the delayed Sydney light rail project to the eastern...

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Residential
Apr 10 2018
More Falls Tipped for Sydney Housing Market

Home prices in Australia's two largest housing markets of Sydney and Melbourne are falling, and and more falls are expected later in the year.

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Urban Planning
Mar 20 2018
Future Transport Strategy Supports More Housing Density

The release of the Future Transport Strategy 2056 by Transport for NSW supports more housing density.

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Infrastructure
Mar 20 2018
Sydneysiders to Ditch Cars by 2056: Report

Planners envisage that by the middle of this century most Sydneysiders will be able to reach their place of work within 30 minutes using public transport...

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Civil
Mar 13 2018
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.

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