Planning & Design

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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…

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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…

An artist's impression of a revitalised Parramatta Road at Granville.

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…

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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…

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Public domain will be key to a successful Parramatta CBD

The state government’s plan to transform Parramatta into Sydney’s second CBD is coming to fruition, with developer dollars and white-collar jobs pouring into the city. But while the private sector…

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New Victorian apartment guidelines are a mixed bag

The Victorian government has released a final draft of proposed design standards for apartments for consultation, however minimum sizes have controversially been left out, an omission that has been strongly…