Planning & Design

The redevelopment of UrbanGrowth NSW

It will be interesting to watch the comings and goings of staff now that the long-mooted split of UrbanGrowth NSW is under way.

50 ways to boost building performance

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has teamed up with consultants Norman Disney & Young to produce a guide of 50 “best-practice initiatives” new and existing building owners can implement in…

Sydney’s deep divide and how to end it

Urgent policy action is needed to provide better health outcomes and effective job density as Sydney’s population doubles over the next 40 years, according to the Committee for Sydney. The…

Victoria’s new apartments guidelines kick up a storm

The Victorian government’s new apartment design standards have been slammed – by the architects for failing to reverse the damage of free-for-all planning of the previous Liberal government, and by…

Parramatta Road – long awaited plans revealed

Sydney’s aesthetically challenged Parramatta Road looks finally set for a major makeover after this week’s release of the $31 billion Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy. The plan is now…

Brisbane’s West End development gets go-ahead after call-in

The controversial $800 million West Village development in inner-city Brisbane has got the go-ahead, after being called in by planning minister Jackie Trad, however new conditions accompany the approval, including…