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Case study: a tiny home with a big vision

A small home project in Geelong is showcasing a way to address some of the big issues in the residential sector, including affordability, density, build quality and sustainability.

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Strata stakeholders in turmoil over cladding crisis

Strata owners corporations are facing insurance premium rises of 300 per cent in response to the flammable cladding crisis, and owners facing serious financial hardship from potential replacement costs.

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Medium density’s new model

New medium-density housing typologies could provide the density cities need with the amenity residents want, but government ambition needs to rise to meet the challenge.

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Case study: a tiny home with a big vision

A small home project in Geelong is showcasing a way to address some of the big issues in the residential sector, including affordability, density, build quality and sustainability.

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Strata stakeholders in turmoil over cladding crisis

Strata owners corporations are facing insurance premium rises of 300 per cent in response to the flammable cladding crisis, and owners facing serious financial hardship from potential replacement costs.

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Medium density’s new model

New medium-density housing typologies could provide the density cities need with the amenity residents want, but government ambition needs to rise to meet the challenge.

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Case study: a tiny home with a big vision

A small home project in Geelong is showcasing a way to address some of the big issues in the residential sector, including affordability, density, build quality and sustainability.

Cladding facade strata

Strata stakeholders in turmoil over cladding crisis

Strata owners corporations are facing insurance premium rises of 300 per cent in response to the flammable cladding crisis, and owners facing serious financial hardship from potential replacement costs.

1

Medium density’s new model

New medium-density housing typologies could provide the density cities need with the amenity residents want, but government ambition needs to rise to meet the challenge.

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Our pick of jobs this week

The City of Stonnington in Melbourne is looking for a Sustainable Environment Officer responsible for providing specialist advice and guidance pertaining to energy efficiency, water quality, water conservation, resource management,…

sustainability crowd, sitting around table

Our pick of jobs this week

Energetics is hiring a Sydney-based Strategy and Policy Consultant with and energy and carbon focus for a 12-month contract. A significant portion of this consulting role will involve policy and…

Vickki McFadden set to become new GPT chair

Property group GPT has announced the appointment of Vickki McFadden to its board as non-executive director, with the intention for her to replace outgoing chair Rob Ferguson.

Our pick of jobs this week

The ACT government is hiring a new Executive Director, Climate Change and Sustainability for the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate. The successful candidate will lead the delivery of high…

Our pick of jobs this week

It’s a Victorian special this week. Sustainability Victoria is on the hunt for a Director Business & Built Environment to lead the development and delivery of Sustainability Victoria programs in…

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Case study: a tiny home with a big vision

A small home project in Geelong is showcasing a way to address some of the big issues in the residential sector, including affordability, density, build quality and sustainability.

Medium density’s new model

New medium-density housing typologies could provide the density cities need with the amenity residents want, but government ambition needs to rise to meet the challenge.

See More »

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Case study: a tiny home with a big vision

A small home project in Geelong is showcasing a way to address some of the big issues in the residential sector, including affordability, density, build quality and sustainability.

Cladding facade strata

Strata stakeholders in turmoil over cladding crisis

Strata owners corporations are facing insurance premium rises of 300 per cent in response to the flammable cladding crisis, and owners facing serious financial hardship from potential replacement costs.

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