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What to look forward in Sydney over the next 10 years

April 5, 2019

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No-interest loans of up to $9,000 per battery system and up to $14,000 per solar-battery system for owner-occupiers of a house with an annual household income of up to $180,000, available at some point in the future Up to 300,000 households across NSW could save hundreds of dollars on their power bills thanks to a […]

Sydney development is a NSW election issue, so we crunched 30 years of government data

March 11, 2019

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NSW Labor claim western Sydney is being “clobbered” by over-development, while the Government says it’s on track to meet the city’s housing shortfall. The data suggests both are right. The ABC analysed almost 28 years of data from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), who have kept records on the number of houses […]

Planning proposal for Burwood five-tower development of up to 49 storeys given green light

February 19, 2019

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During the recent boom years of Sydney over the last half a decade in terms of both house price growth& construction, there is one suburb which has gone relatively unnoticed. To the locals, Burwood has historically always been the capital of the inner-west & the home of offices, major retail (Westfields, Burwood Plaza & the Burwood Road […]

Sydney to Melbourne in 40 minutes: Hyperloop idea pitched to government

January 29, 2019

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A hyperloop proposal to transform Australia’s transport system is once again being spruiked, with eye-watering speeds outlined. The potential for a hyperloop system to transform Australia’s transport system is once again being spruiked in a new proposal to the federal government. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has made a submission to a government inquiry asking it to […]

Manly to Bondi: Sydney's new 80km walk to be most spectacular in the world

November 25, 2018

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Should Sydney’s new 80-kilometre Bondi to Manly walk be called the Manly to Bondi track? The answer depends on your perspective, and which of six mayors you asked at Sunday’s launch to mark the signing of a memorandum of understanding that will see the new walk become a reality. The trail is a dream come […]

Images show drastic development in western Sydney

November 19, 2018

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New property data and a bird’s eye analysis show the massive growth across western Sydney over the past decade. Housing completions are surging in Parramatta and Blacktown as aerial images reinforce how major projects and thousands of new properties are transforming the face of the region. The Planning Department’s Housing Monitor lists Parramatta alongside the […]

Inside Sydney’s $250m new fish market at Blackwattle Bay and the 24-hour trading bid for Sydney's CBD

November 6, 2018

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The final design of Sydney’s new fish market has been unveiled with the $250 million harbour-side precinct to feature a roof inspired by fish scales. The new market will be located nearby the current Pyrmont precinct at Blackwattle Bay and will feature a timber and aluminium roof inspired by fish scales floating over the building, the NSW government said […]

Reimagining Sydney with 3 CBDs: how far off is a Parramatta CBD?

October 25, 2018

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One of the biggest strategic planning challenges of our time in Australia is to re-imagine the Greater Sydney metropolis with more than one CBD. My students in the capstone unit of the Master of Urbanism program at the University of Sydney have worked on preparing a strategic plan for a Central City CBD at the […]

China's president Xi Jinping inaugurates the world's longest sea-crossing bridge that stretches 34 miles and dives INTO THE OCEAN

October 24, 2018

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The much-anticipated Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will open to traffic on Wednesday 9am local time  Construction started in 2009 on the mega £14 billion structure which links Hong Kong to mainland The crossing includes a 6.75km long, 40m deep submerged tunnel connected by two artificial islands Hong Kong residents will only be granted a licence to […]

2000 jobs, more firms expected in mega Bankstown Airport development

October 8, 2018

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BANKSTOWN Airport’s ambitious development plans will include a 162,000sqm of building areas, a mixed use retail precinct and possibly a hotel while providing at least 2000 jobs. Sydney Metro Airports CEO Lee de Winton said it is exciting times as Bankstown Airport works on the Major Development Plan (MDP) over the coming months and years. […]

Parkland, housing and retail bonanza in $3 billion Showground masterplan

September 26, 2018

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THOUSANDS of homes, commercial space and parklands have been revealed as part of a $3 billion residential project to revolutionise future living in the Castle Hill Showground precinct. The Showground masterplan, revealed exclusively by the Hills Shire Times, includes a proposal for 3600 apartments, with 720 homes dedicated to affordable housing for first-home buyers, service […]

The widower who walked his way into Sydney hearts and history

September 7, 2018

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ALAN WADDELL nominated Lethbridge Park, Glendenning and Oakhurst as Sydney’s friendliest suburbs – at least, the friendliest of the 284 suburbs in which he walked every street and lane during the last six years of his long life. People in those suburbs most wanted to meet and greet him and invite him into their homes […]

More than 5000 new homes proposed for Cook Cove in Sydney’s south

August 28, 2018

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A whopping 5364 new homes including 25-storey apartment towers and three-bedroom townhouses could be approved for development on an Arncliffe golf course on the banks of the Cooks River. More than 568,000 sqm of land at Cook Cove would be converted for residential properties, short stay accommodation and commercial and retail premises under the plan […]

Atlassian backs massive new Redfern-Waterloo tech precinct

August 16, 2018

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Sydney’s long-running saga of where a state government-backed technology hub and innovation precinct will be developed has taken yet another turn, this time into social housing heartland. The gritty ‘Central to Everleigh’ redevelopment corridor has been flagged by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian as the new location just a day after the state government unveiled options […]

Marsden Park: The Sydney suburb you’ve never heard of that’s having a massive transformation

August 13, 2018

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Home automation. Intercom. CCTV-security vision. Cinema. Function room. It also has wall-panel and smartphone app controls, run on one of the fastest internet networks in any residential building in Sydney. The mod cons, not to mention the striking contemporary architecture and interiors, look like they belong in a slick, new, inner-city, apartment block. In fact, […]

Eastlakes Live boss: Food, Millennials ‘key’ to success of Sydney’s future town centres

August 3, 2018

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A TASTE of European-style “community togetherness” — driven largely by food — and tapping into the needs of influential Millennials will be the keys to creating “successful, warm, vibrant” town centres in the future across Sydney, a major developer says. Iwan Sunito, founder and CEO of Crown Group, said the Harbour City’s shopping centres should […]

NSW Government reveal $386 million plans for homes, retail, parkland at Tallawong station

July 27, 2018

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IT WAS once rolling hills and green pastures, but the Tallawong Station site at Rouse Hill will be transformed into the crowning jewel of the Sydney Metro North West. The NSW Planning Department have revealed groundbreaking plans for a $386 million development application for 1,107 homes across 7.8 hectares surrounding Tallawong Station. The plans, which […]

Game changers: Liverpool

July 24, 2018

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FROM its buzzing city centre to its rural fringes, Australia’s fourth oldest township is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. Major projects are announced on an almost weekly basis, with big business and investors recognising Liverpool’s potential as a vibrant place to work, live and play. The announcement that Liverpool will be home to Sydney’s second airport […]

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Revamp Gets Green Light

June 19, 2018

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The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has unveiled designs for the $207 million redevelopment of Walsh Bay performing arts and cultural precinct. The waterfront site between the Harbour Bridge and Barangaroo has received final planning approval, paving the way for the development of a performance, production and rehearsal space for Australia’s leading performing arts […]

Sydney's $7 billion renaissance: Massive construction boom underway

June 12, 2018

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If you walk down Sydney CBD’s main streets you might notice things are looking a bit messier than usual. Office workers curse the dust and demolition. There’s pneumatic drilling, workers shouting, scaffolding everywhere and the beep, beep, beep of cement trucks. Cranes puncture the skyline. It’s noisy, unsightly and inconvenient. It’s also the mightily expensive […]