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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.

War on Waste takes out the Banksias

The ABC TV series War on Waste has won the most prestigious sustainability honour in Australia, the 2017 Gold Banksia Sustainability award.

Bins that talk and park benches that give you wifi

The Internet of Things may not come top of mind with landscaping, but the Future Street installation, opened last week in Sydney, shows how the two can be a natural fit.

NSW embarks on historic social housing reform

More social housing, better opportunities and support to get out of social housing, and a better experience for those going through the system are the strategic priorities of sweeping reform…

SGCH gets to work on energy-efficient affordable housing

Community housing provider SGCH has begun work on the first in a line of energy-efficient affordable housing developments made possible through a $60 million financing deal with the Clean Energy…

Community housing gets an efficiency boost with CEFC finance

More than 200 energy efficient low-income and affordable homes are set to be built by not-for-profit community housing provider SGCH under an Australian-first agreement reached with the Clean Energy Finance…

Ecco Ripley awarded Green Star Communities rating

Sekisui House’s masterplanned Ecco Ripley development in Queensland’s Ipswich growth corridor has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star – Communities rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.