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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 […]

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 […]

Sydney to Melbourne in 40 minutes: Hyperloop idea pitched to government

January 29, 2019

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A hyperloop proposal to transform Australia’s transport system is once again being spruiked, with eye-watering speeds outlined. The potential for a hyperloop system to transform Australia’s transport system is once again being spruiked in a new proposal to the federal government. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has made a submission to a government inquiry asking it to […]

Manly to Bondi: Sydney's new 80km walk to be most spectacular in the world

November 25, 2018

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Should Sydney’s new 80-kilometre Bondi to Manly walk be called the Manly to Bondi track? The answer depends on your perspective, and which of six mayors you asked at Sunday’s launch to mark the signing of a memorandum of understanding that will see the new walk become a reality. The trail is a dream come […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inner west labelled ‘developer’s playground’ as rezoning proposals pledge almost 5900 new units

December 4, 2017

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INNER West Council has warned it is “powerless” to determine plans for more than 5800 units across the region under laws leaving local authorities sidelined from the approval process. The council’s planning department has been tasked with assessing an “unprecedented” 15 private rezoning proposals which aim to turn swathes of commercial and industrial land into […]

Castle Hill Showground Station precinct — why this is Sydney’s future

November 27, 2017

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HILLS residents have been ‘locked in limbo’ for almost three years as NSW Planning work to finalise the Showground Station Precinct plan — but the proposed redevelopment to increase density and housing could impact residents across the entire Sydney Metro line for up to 20 years. WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR SYDNEY’S GROWTH? THE Plan […]