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‘Stretching, pulling’ Perth: Property expert calls for end to city’s sprawl at expense of CBD

‘Stretching, pulling’ Perth: Property expert calls for end to city’s sprawl at expense of CBD

A veteran of global construction giant Multiplex has criticised continuing investment in Perth’s east, at the expense of new life for the struggling centre.

  • by Emma Young

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Community picket called to defend Willow Grove

Community picket called to defend Willow Grove

An injunction has been granted to halt work to remove the historic villa Willow Grove that is to make way for the Parramatta Powerhouse Museum.

  • by Linda Morris
State clocks $7 million and 10 years on abandoned plan for Perth’s future
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State clocks $7 million and 10 years on abandoned plan for Perth’s future

WA has spent years paying staff and consultants to write the plan, then quietly shelved it. Now the powerful property lobby is calling for action. 

  • by Emma Young
‘Act of vandalism’: Plan to cut down trees in Parramatta Park under fire

‘Act of vandalism’: Plan to cut down trees in Parramatta Park under fire

The People’s Loop is designed to improve Parramatta Park by removing conflict between vehicles and other park users, but the removal of trees to build car parking has been criticised.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Meriton’s mega-development plan for 1900 apartments in Little Bay rejected

Meriton’s mega-development plan for 1900 apartments in Little Bay rejected

The Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel on Friday unanimously decided that a planning proposal from Meriton lacked merit and had “unmitigated significant impacts on transport and amenity”.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Yes, in our backyards: how to give the kids a fair crack at home ownership

Yes, in our backyards: how to give the kids a fair crack at home ownership

Chronic undersupply and building regulations make property prices prohibitive for young Australians, and yet the evidence shows we can build more densely without compromising neighbourhoods.

  • by Peter Tulip
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Deputy Premier called in to broker peace deal over cemeteries shake-up

Deputy Premier called in to broker peace deal over cemeteries shake-up

John Barilaro has been drafted to broker an urgent peace deal with church groups over the government’s proposed overhaul of the state’s cemeteries.

  • by Lucy Cormack
Sitting on a platform of wood, Amsterdam’s historic canal districts are crumbling

Sitting on a platform of wood, Amsterdam’s historic canal districts are crumbling

For the next two decades, the scenic city and tourist magnet is going to look more like one gigantic construction site.

  • by Thomas Erdbrink
Why Melbourne? The answer to lockdowns doesn’t lie in demographic differences to Sydney

Why Melbourne? The answer to lockdowns doesn’t lie in demographic differences to Sydney

The idea that behavioural differences between the cities explain COVID transmission is seductive, but doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.

  • by Michael Koziol
Redfern is already ruined, but spare it student quarantine

Redfern is already ruined, but spare it student quarantine

The developer of the spanking new student accommodation tower on the Block wants to turn it into a quarantine site.

  • by Elizabeth Farrelly
Mirvac told to shrink $708m tower plan for Harbourside Shopping Centre

Mirvac told to shrink $708m tower plan for Harbourside Shopping Centre

Mirvac has warned the government the outdated Darling Harbour shopping centre will remain unchanged unless a viable scheme for its redevelopment can be reached.

  • by Megan Gorrey