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Reaching for the skies: A tower block that sucks up methane, a 'vertical city' and a high rise arching over a MOUNTAIN top skyscraper design contest

May 17, 2019

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The so-called Methanescraper would sort an entire city’s garbage, collect methane and turn it into energy Many of the competition entries are very environmentally aware, developing plans to protect the planet  Another of the futuristic designs shows a colossal arch stretching over the top of the Alpine peak Matterhorn  A tower block which would suck […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sydenham to Bankstown redevelopment study: developers could add 25,000 more homes

September 14, 2017

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Developers will have appetite for 60,000 new high-rise dwellings along the controversial Bankstown rail line redevelopment, or nearly 25,000 more than the community has been told will be constructed, according to a previously unreported study commissioned by the state government. The state government maintains only about 35,000 dwellings will be built in the Sydenham-Bankstown redevelopment over […]

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 […]

10 developments that'll change the face of Sydney by 2027

August 30, 2017

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Melbourne may have been named the most liveable city for the seventh year in the row, but let’s not get hung up on the past. Who knows? Maybe Sydney will improve its ranking in the next decade. We’ve picked out ten upcoming building sites that’ll shape the way we live, commute and play by 2027. 1. Walsh […]

Before and after images show how much Sydney’s big transport projects have changed the city

April 21, 2017

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YOU don’t need to tell Sydneysiders that a construction boom is taking place across the city. The number of closed roads and bulldozers roaming is sign enough. But new a batch of aerial before and after photographs have shown just how much the city has changed as $33 billion worth of new rail lines, light […]

Central Station to be transformed into ‘mid-town’ with apartments, hotels and shops

April 11, 2017

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THE first steps in the transformation of the Central Station precinct into “mid-town” were confirmed today. Units, offices and even a hotel are set to spring up above the rail lines in a project that will dwarf the $6 billion Barangaroo precinct. Along a 3km corridor from Central to Eveleigh, where more than one million […]

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 […]

Why derelict buildings worth millions are being left behind in a region desperate for places to live

March 15, 2017

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As the Inner West development boom marches forward, some parts of the region are inevitably getting left behind. From Newtown to Homebush, dozens of buildings have fallen into disuse and disrepair — the sight of which can be both haunting and intriguing. Some of the buildings, vandalised with graffiti and broken windows, have been rotting […]

Sydney, Melbourne office rent to surge higher in 2017

January 22, 2017

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Prime office rents soared in Sydney and Melbourne over 2016 with both capital cities enjoying double-digit growth amid tightening vacancies and little new supply, according to new figures from real estate agents. By contrast rents contracted sharply in Perth and Adelaide and fell in Brisbane as these cities continue to grapple with high vacancy rates […]