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The plan to transform ‘overlooked’ Botany Road with offices, laneways
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The plan to transform ‘overlooked’ Botany Road with offices, laneways

Building heights are set to rise south of Redfern station under a City of Sydney plan to provide more offices, entertainment space and affordable housing.

  • by Megan Gorrey

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Watchdog orders more defects to be fixed in Sydney’s Opal Tower

Watchdog orders more defects to be fixed in Sydney’s Opal Tower

The orders were issued after inspectors found incorrectly fitted shades on the tower’s facade and fire-safety problems.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
How WA government massaged the message to dodge political heat days out from election

How WA government massaged the message to dodge political heat days out from election

A major property developer was champing at the bit to announce its success in the West Australian government’s market-led proposal process in February, but was told to hold off until after the state election a month later.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Big WA projects face slowdown to help manage state’s skills shortage

Big WA projects face slowdown to help manage state’s skills shortage

Road, rail, and other WA government infrastructure projects could be set for delays as the Planning Minister flags a delay on its schedule of works.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Apartment complex in Sydney’s north latest to fall foul of watchdog

Apartment complex in Sydney’s north latest to fall foul of watchdog

The developer of the apartment building on Sydney’s northern beaches has been issued orders to fix serious defects.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Cemeteries could be places where we can all find some rest and peace

Cemeteries could be places where we can all find some rest and peace

The biggest new graveyard in Melbourne for 100 years will make a bid to attract the living.

  • by Maeve McGregor
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Why a killer US heatwave points to a stifling future for our cities

Why a killer US heatwave points to a stifling future for our cities

Urban heat experts say the record-breaking heatwave in North America should set off alarm bells in Australia. But decision-makers are not listening.

  • by Nick O'Malley and Miki Perkins
Byron Bay: ‘When did the rot set in?’

Byron Bay: ‘When did the rot set in?’

In this episode, writer David Leser discusses the changing character of Byron Bay with his daughter, the Byron-raised photographer Hannah Leser.

New sport complexes, libraries ‘at risk’ from developer levy shake up

New sport complexes, libraries ‘at risk’ from developer levy shake up

Councils warn the state government’s plans to reform developer levies threatens to strip hundreds of millions of dollars from community projects in Sydney.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
‘It’s just a car park’: Housing supply set back by congested corridor

‘It’s just a car park’: Housing supply set back by congested corridor

Sydney’s housing pipeline has hit another choking point with no money forthcoming to deliver the upgrade of a congested road on which the creation of thousands of new homes relies.

  • by Angus Thompson
‘Reason to move out of the suburb’: Golfers at war with council over sporting complex

‘Reason to move out of the suburb’: Golfers at war with council over sporting complex

A golf course in Lane Cove faces an uncertain future as a council pursues the development of an indoor sports facility.

  • by Andrew Taylor