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?
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
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
Future Transport Strategy Supports More Housing Density
The release of the Future Transport Strategy 2056 by Transport for NSW supports more housing density.
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...
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.