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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

China's president Xi Jinping inaugurates the world's longest sea-crossing bridge that stretches 34 miles and dives INTO THE OCEAN

October 24, 2018

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The much-anticipated Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will open to traffic on Wednesday 9am local time  Construction started in 2009 on the mega £14 billion structure which links Hong Kong to mainland The crossing includes a 6.75km long, 40m deep submerged tunnel connected by two artificial islands Hong Kong residents will only be granted a licence to […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Google confirms talks to move its Australian HQ to this landmark disused power station

August 31, 2016

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The massive heritage-listed White Bay power station beside Sydney Harbour, 2km from the CBD, is likely to become Google’s new Australian headquarters as part of a $20 billion redevelopment of waterfront land. The building – currently a rusted shell including two disused chimney stacks – is a highly visible and recognisable landmark in Sydney, with […]