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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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Where should you develop in Sydney? Follow the latte and avocado trail

November 20, 2017

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Residential developers wondering where to buy next in Sydney should follow the latte-and-avo trail to suburbs likely to draw in Millennials. Analysis figures shows a line of suburbs in the NSW capital’s inner-west – including Dulwich Hill, Canterbury and Hurlstone Park – that have yet to join the club of suburbs with 3000 people aged between 25 and […]

NSW government reveals plans for new school, 3600 new homes in Rhodes East precinct

September 20, 2017

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Up to 3600 homes will be built in the already jam-packed inner-west suburb of Rhodes under new plans unveiled by the state government. A 20-year plan to further transform the heavily-developed suburb was announced by Planning and Housing Minister Anthony Roberts on Friday. A mix of apartment towers – up to 38 storeys high – and terrace houses have been proposed as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sydney councils will cash in if they offer fast housing development applications

May 18, 2017

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SYDNEY councils are so slow to approve development applications the Turnbull government is going to start offering them tens of millions of dollars in cash to fast track homes and rezone land. Treasurer Scott Morrison and Assistant Minister Angus Taylor will today announce a cash-splash for Western Sydney councils who can outline a plan to […]

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 […]

High-speed rail and a Hyperloop: John Alexander's radical housing affordability plan

February 14, 2017

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High-speed rail between Sydney and Melbourne would be used to decentralise Australia’s urban population and open up cheaper housing under a radical plan now endorsed by a parliamentary committee. Crusading Turnbull government MP John Alexander, who has supported a debate about negative gearing, said vision and innovation needed to replace the “debilitating political argument” about […]