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Why bringing a dog to work might be good for business

May 3, 2019

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Sometimes being at work can be a real dog. Or, sometimes there can be real dogs at work. For some Australian workplaces, inviting furry friends into the office has improved morale, staff loyalty, harmony and proven a winner when it comes to attracting and maintaining employees. Whether the workplace is a creative agency, such as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 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 […]

Prime Sydney harbourside site open for development

September 7, 2017

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AN area of prime harbourside and a key part of Australia’s maritime history shut off from Sydneysiders for the last 150 years was unveiled to the public today. Chief executive of the Harbour Trust, Mary Darwell, said parts of the site will be opened to the public from as early as mid 2018, while restoration […]

Population surge has one half of Sydney’s inner west growing faster than the other as region tops 400,000 residents

July 7, 2017

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THE  inner west has emerged from the Census 2016 as one of Sydney’s leaders in population growth, confirming the need for investment in transport, infrastructure and local services. From Tempe to Homebush, the inner west’s 28 postcodes added 40,849 residents since the last census in 2011 — taking the region’s population to 406,559. The results […]

From Precinct To City; Inside The Opportunities And Challenges For An Evolving Macquarie Park

April 7, 2017

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Widely regarded as Australia’s Silicon Valley, Macquarie Park is on a course to expand rapidly as a commercial and technology centre over the next 50 years. With over 855,000 sqm of commercial office floorspace, Macquarie Park is Sydney’s second largest office market, second only to the CBD. The 200-hectare employment area was formed in the […]

Project Sydney: Olympic Park will be our new golden mini-city

October 9, 2016

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SYDNEY Olympic Park will be transformed into a 24/7 mini-city within 14 years — with 45-storey residential towers, a thriving shopping/cafe precinct, 17,000 new jobs and 10 times its current population. The Baird government’s 2030 Master Plan for Olympic Park shows that it will become a centre for Sydneysiders to live, work and play. Revelations […]

Commercial property: Australia still a safe bet in uncertain world

August 1, 2016

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Markets don’t like surprises or uncertainty and the Australian commercial property sector is no exception. It has been hit with three different forces. Globally, Brexit and US election uncertainty are creating volatile financial market conditions while, closer to home, the possibility of a hung parliament is adding to this turmoil. The election campaign was a […]

What downtown Sydney needs for its global future

July 27, 2016

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Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, is well known for supporting her residents, but this week she backed the near 300,000 people who work in her city’s office towers, shops and hotels. The Sydney CBD, just three kilometres from Circular Quay to Central Station, generates around $65 billion in economic output a year, or near 5 per cent of Australia’s […]

How Sydney is set to soar: Incredible 3D images show how the city's skyline will shoot up beyond 300m in the next 20 years

July 21, 2016

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The Sydney city skyline is set to climb much higher under a new plan proposing office buildings be built higher than the 309-metre Sydney Tower. The biggest revamp of the CBD’s skyline since the 1970s involves putting offices up in the air to boost the city’s economy and employment. Under the City of Sydney’s 20-year […]