Cynicism, when it comes to developer motives, is usually just realism – especially when it’s gangs of developers and those motives miraculously coincide with a green agenda.
By Elizabeth Farrelly
The Urban Taskforce is such a gang and its Parramatta Road proposal – 100,000 jobs, 100,000 apartments – is such a [...]
For the first time ever, the majority of the world’s population live in cities. But whilst Asian megacities get most of the column inches, what makes a city varies wildly. If you checked out yesterday’s list featuring five of the world’s ‘biggest’ cities, this post could be considered its antidote. Here’s five of [...]
PBS has released their selections of the top ten buildings that have changed the way Americans live, work and play.
From Thomas Jefferson’s 224-year-old Virginia State Capitol to Robert Ventui’s postmodern masterpiece the Vanna Venturi House, each building on the list will be featured in a new TV and web production coming [...]
A new metropolitan strategy is being developed for Sydney. It will provide a framework for Sydney’s growth to help plan for housing, employment, transport, infrastructure, the environment and open space.
The strategy will update the current Metropolitan Plan for Sydney and link it to the government’s other long-term plans – the Long Term [...]
Roads in Sydney are not getting wider and the demand for cars is certainly not decreasing. Some CBD roads have shrunk to make space for bicycle lanes.
By Eli Gescheit
Anyone who has watched a movie or television series set in Manhattan would have seen the typical bumper to bumper [...]
THE $2 billion desalination plant at Kurnell will be shut down this weekend and is likely to remain closed for at least three years.
Finance Minister Greg Pearce said the plant’s two-year proving period ended on June 15.
It was due to have been turned off at that point and not restarted until [...]
The Victorian Government has released the final Growth Area Corridor Plans for Melbourne’s designated growth area suburbs which will act as the blueprint for the state’s newest communities.
The Corridor Plans are accessible on the Growth Areas Authority website by clicking here.
The Corridor Plans will provide industry and the community with [...]
RADICAL changes proposed for the state’s planning system to be revealed within weeks are set to include measures to curb the role of local government councillors in refusing or approving developments.
The Minister for Planning, Brad Hazzard, has revealed his concerns that local government councillors often determine developments according to what suits their [...]
A new ‘novel’ released today captures the mad, the bad and the downright ridiculous controls that have strangled development in NSW.
Planning Gone Mad is a fictionalised account of the current development assessment process in NSW, released by the Property Council of Australia
However, every step in the story is faithfully informed [...]
Sydneysiders will today be able to see plans for pedestrian link from Central Station to Darling Harbour, the project’s aim to complement the proposed new Entertainment Precinct and the Frank Gehry building being developed nearby.
The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority community information display will be set up near the railway bridge over Ultimo [...]
The RP Data-Rismark Stratified Hedonic Index shows Melbourne’s premium market recorded falls in value of 7.9 percent, followed by Melbourne’s middle market with falls of 6.9 percent.
Adelaide’s most affordable suburbs recorded a fall of 6.7 percent, while Sydney’s most affordable suburbs recorded the strongest performance over the past year with a [...]
After a council blunder, Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore will urge police to try to revoke a licence for Kings Cross Ink, a new venture with links to nightclub boss John Ibrahim.
City of Sydney councillors admitted at an emergency meeting last night that “human error” was to blame for the full council [...]
As a primate of signal curiosity I often feel like some urban fringe dweller, guddling about in the detritus of the culture industry, feeling with my fingerless gloves for gleams of truth or loveliness amongst the dross.
I constantly remind myself, as I go, not to take umbrage that so much of it [...]
FORGET the great Australian dream of having a big backyard with room for a swimming pool, NSW Planning Minister Brad Hazzard says Sydneysiders “want” to live in tiny terraces.
Outlining his vision for the city’s future, Mr Hazzard said Sydney had it right 100 years ago when most of the population lived in [...]
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