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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NSW planning changes aim to increase housing supply

January 9, 2017

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The NSW Department of Planning will be able to step in if councils or other agencies sit on residential approvals for too long, under a new law aimed at relieving Sydney’s chronic housing shortage. Under the proposed changes the Planning Minister will also have the right to set up a planning panel on councils that are stalling […]

Projects in the pipeline as population grows faster than initially predicted

October 23, 2016

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More than $216 million worth of apartments could soon spring up along Canterbury Rd as the strip continues to be a hive of develop­ment. Last week, Department of Planning and Environment revealed Canterbury will shoulder a large portion of Sydney’s population growth. Sydney’s population is expected to leap by more than 2.1 million in the […]