Communities are getting a supportive boost to help make their neighbourhood vision a reality through a new scheme offering free access to expert advice and guidance, Planning Minister Greg Clark announced today.
New powers being introduced in the Localism Bill will give local people a real voice to shape development in their area [...]
Ratepayers might end up having to almost entirely fund the $215 million City Hall restoration after the state government again refused to commit money in its upcoming budget.
The federal government gave $10 million to the restoration as a grant in 2009, however the Queensland government last night again refused to provide any [...]
CARS are set to disappear from Swanston Street – for good.
After decades of debate, confusing changes and shambolic decision-making, Melbourne City Council has settled on the details of a car-free thoroughfare for the city and will start construction next month.
Lord mayor Robert Doyle – who 2½ years ago promised to [...]
Welcome to Tinkler Town – perhaps that’s how the signs on the outskirts of Newcastle will soon read.
The mining magnate Nathan Tinkler owns part of a company negotiating to buy a large chunk of the city’s business district.
That is on top of the billionaire owning the Newcastle Knights rugby league and [...]
Philip Thalis, respected architect and urban planner, shares his views on the need for investment in public transport in Sydney. Mr Thalis is the founding principal of Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects.
How high is too high? As our nation’s population continues to expand and the love affair with inner city living grows, there are new fights brewing about how much density is too much.
By Carolyn Boyd, property journalist and keen follower of Australia’s housing market.
The Victorian Government has established the Bushfire Planning Provisions Team within the Department of Planning and Community Development to respond to planning and building recommendations outlined in the report of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.
The Bushfire Planning Provisions Team will be responsible for leading the development of changes to the Victorian [...]
Building materials are on the cusp of a major revolution driven by demand for more sustainable products and processes. And the tools used to assess their sustainable credentials are an integral part of this revolution. It is a complex world full of acronyms such as LCA, BIM and LCI [...]
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building, but is set to be doubled in height by the planned Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia. Photo: Reuters
A plan to build the tallest building on earth – the $US30 billion ($A28.53 billion) Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, western Saudi Arabia that will stand 1.6km high [...]
An environmental audit of every building the NSW Government owns or occupies would provide an opportunity to make cost savings, improve the performance of building stock, says the Green Building Council.
“The Green Building Council of Australia welcomes the O’Farrell Government’s timely approach to tackling many of the challenges facing NSW, but notes [...]
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