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The widower who walked his way into Sydney hearts and history

September 7, 2018

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ALAN WADDELL nominated Lethbridge Park, Glendenning and Oakhurst as Sydney’s friendliest suburbs – at least, the friendliest of the 284 suburbs in which he walked every street and lane during the last six years of his long life. People in those suburbs most wanted to meet and greet him and invite him into their homes […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sydney's $7 billion renaissance: Massive construction boom underway

June 12, 2018

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If you walk down Sydney CBD’s main streets you might notice things are looking a bit messier than usual. Office workers curse the dust and demolition. There’s pneumatic drilling, workers shouting, scaffolding everywhere and the beep, beep, beep of cement trucks. Cranes puncture the skyline. It’s noisy, unsightly and inconvenient. It’s also the mightily expensive […]

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 […]

200 years of Sydney - a collection of historic photos

February 7, 2018

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From a tiny trading port to a bustling metropolis with towering skyscrapers: Historic photos of Sydney reveal the secrets behind some of the harbour city’s most iconic landmarks over 200 years. Vintage photos of Sydney’s harbour region show how the city has changed over 200 years As the first area of the harbour city settled, […]

The next 10 years of Sydney

January 23, 2018

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Let’s see what new things are coming to Sydney in roughly the next 10 years. Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park – Opening August 1, 2018 To be known as Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park, the new hotel will be located within the western tower of the Foster + Partners-designed DUO mixed-use […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]