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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 then and now: locations that show how the city has changed

May 6, 2019

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For over 200 years, Sydney has grown from a tiny trading port into a vibrant metropolis with landmarks and dominant skyscrapers. Even with the dramatic changes Sydney has experienced, there are plenty of significant places around Sydney that kept the heritage and charm of the buildings today which were also present decades to more than […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Valuer General says hike in inner west land values due to unit development

January 16, 2017

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Land values in some parts of Sydney’s inner west have skyrocketed with a street in Burwood recording the largest increase in NSW. New data issued by NSW Valuer General Simon Gilkes revealed residential land values in the Sydney Central region had increased by 13.9 per cent. The total value of all land in this region […]

Nothing seems able to stop the Sydney housing market juggernaut

October 31, 2016

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Nothing, not even a lift in the number of properties going to auction, seems able to stop Sydney’s housing market juggernaut at present. According to figures released by CoreLogic on Monday, the city achieved a preliminary auction clearance rate of 84.4% last week, the highest of any capital city across the country. The elevated figure […]

Why Chinese buyers are so interested in Australian property

September 27, 2016

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The pull of Australia’s lifestyle and education system are not the only reasons Chinese buyers are heading here – there are also factors pushing people and their dollars thousands of kilometres from home. China’s former one-child policy and their highly pressurised education system are driving interest to Australia, according to an RMIT study. Why are some Chinese families so wealthy? The former policy created a “doubled-up” […]

Sydney population booms and the only way is up and in

September 12, 2016

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The population of Sydney is surging faster than predicted, putting more pressure on the city’s already-stretched housing and transport needs, new official forecasts show. Described by Planning Minister Rob Stokes as a “symptom of Sydney’s success”, figures released by the Government on Monday show the city’s population is expected to leap by more than 2.1 […]

Australian property demand is strengthening heading in to spring

August 29, 2016

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Australia’s housing market is showing few signs of weakening heading into the spring selling season, with auction clearance rates and prices continuing to push higher last week. According to CoreLogic, a preliminary capital city auction clearance rate of 76.6% was seen last week, a modest increase on the 75.2% rate achieved in the prior corresponding […]

WHAT CRASH? Property prices in Sydney and Melbourne continue to roar

August 18, 2016

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Australian capital city house prices continued to push higher in July, according to latest data released by CoreLogic on Monday. The group’s Home Value Index rose by a further 0.8% last month, leaving capital city house prices up 6.1% from a year earlier. Not only are prices now at the highest level on record, they […]

Capital city dwelling values reach a record high in July

August 1, 2016

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The CoreLogic July Home Value Index results reported a 0.8 per cent rise over the month, taking capital city dwelling values 6.3 per cent higher over the first seven months of the year. The first month of the new financial year saw another rise in capital city dwelling values, with the CoreLogic hedonic eight capital […]