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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 […]

Eastlakes: How one of the last ‘hidden gems’ of Sydney’s east is set for a $1 billion development

May 25, 2018

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Just when you thought every inch of the eastern suburbs had been buffed to a high sheen by renovators and developers, along comes a surprise package. Eastlakes is arguably one of the last hidden gems in the east. Eight kilometres south of the Sydney CBD, it’s home to about 7000 people, a scruffy-looking shopping centre and […]

The radical plan to split Sydney into three

April 12, 2018

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A plan to reshape the Sydney region aims to capitalise on its rapid growth by breaking the pull of the harbour. But will it work? Poet Kenneth Slessor called it a “dispersed and vaguer Venice”; journalist John Birmingham, a “Leviathan”. From its earliest days, Sydney has wrestled with its history as an “unplanned” but naturally blessed city, where […]

How to get started in property development

March 16, 2018

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Property development can be a daunting yet highly rewarding challenge. WHY PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT? When you become a property developer, you: Save money – your project could cost 20% below market value Make money – you could make large development profits Get better rental returns – which helps pay the mortgage Obtain easier finance – on […]

200 years of Sydney - a collection of historic photos

February 7, 2018

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From a tiny trading port to a bustling metropolis with towering skyscrapers: Historic photos of Sydney reveal the secrets behind some of the harbour city’s most iconic landmarks over 200 years. Vintage photos of Sydney’s harbour region show how the city has changed over 200 years As the first area of the harbour city settled, […]

The next 10 years of Sydney

January 23, 2018

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Let’s see what new things are coming to Sydney in roughly the next 10 years. Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park – Opening August 1, 2018 To be known as Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park, the new hotel will be located within the western tower of the Foster + Partners-designed DUO mixed-use […]

The future of Sydney: a tale of three cities?

January 15, 2018

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Sydney’s future is under constant scrutiny. Planners, politicians, landowners and developers constantly discuss and decide how and where growth should take place – and how that growth should best be managed. Currently, a spurt of new neighbourhoods are being built toward Sydney’s west. These mushrooming developments have become something of a self-fulfilling prophecy: each new development spurs […]