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How to fix the sad state of transport decision-making

Of the many controversial things recently said by Dennis Cliche, CEO of Sydney Motorway Corporation, responsible for WestConnex, the only one that didn’t compel him to apologise was in my view the most significant.

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Gentrification or blandification?

Once a den for organised crime – from gambling to prostitution – Kings Cross still retains something of its gritty reputation. For now.

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Prefab: solution or symptom?

This article is based on a paper on prefabricated construction, asking if it is a solution or a symptom in the current state of global construction transformations.

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Green Star rises to the decarbonisation challenge

November will see the launch of three radical new innovation challenges in Green Star ratings that will hopefully create the incentive for the building sector to outperform on carbon emission reduction.

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Funding Sydney: Where’s the value capture?

The release of the Greater Sydney Commission’s “A metropolis of three cities” at the same time  as Transport for NSW’s Future Transport strategy amounts to a great step forward for planning and delivering Sydney’s growth.

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Australia could learn a lot from the UK on energy policy

If Australia wants the private sector to build new energy assets then providing an investor friendly environment is essential. Globally this is recognised and is delivering cost-effective results.

Why plastics need to be eliminated – urgently

Researchers, circular economy businesses, producers, community advocates, local councils and federal and state environment minister will hopefully join to eliminate highly polluting and non biodegradable plastics from our environment.

VCAT, we have a problem

“Fair, efficient justice for all Victorians”. These noble words are emblazoned over the door as you enter the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal building in downtown Melbourne.

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