There is a growing cacophony of calls for a national settlement strategy. What does that mean? Are we all over the exhaustion of daily congestion?
A highly experienced transport specialist who worked under several state government regimes claims that NSW’s troubled road and rail infrastructure planning is fundamentally flawed.
The Wentworth by-election on 20 October is an election like no other. Perhaps a chance to unseat a potentially minority government on the climate agenda, many hope.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has published a vital wake-up call to the world to take the urgent action to limit global warming to 1.5°C
Ye gods what’s going on with the Feds? Down the rabbit hole they go again.
MP John Alexander flagged some ambitious goals for cities and nation-wide planning when he addressed The Fifth Estate’s Tomorrowland. Now see what he’s announced.
The Queensland government has just released the latest in a series of sectoral climate change adaptation plans, this time covering the health and wellbeing sectors.
The PM has changed again. Again it’s over climate policy. What comes next?
News from the front desk – Issue No 401: Whether it’s the disgraceful conduct revealed by the Financial Services Royal Commission, growing scandals around non-compliance and poor quality in the building sector or the unforgivable shenanigans in parliament this week, at root we need to look at the question of ethics and where it fits into […]
The people on the hard right trying to seize our government may not be climate deniers but climate believers who want to control the hatch.
While the federal government goes into leadership meltdown over climate and energy policy the Victorian government over the weekend went the other way, launching a massive solar panel and hot water rebate ahead of the state election on 24 November. The new Solar Homes program, worth $1.24 billion, means households will be able to install […]
A much-anticipated Senate Inquiry into climate change’s impact on housing, buildings and infrastructure has seen the three major political parties unable to agree on a single recommendation.
Bathurst Burr: My going away to live at the beach has brought me here, to this page, tapping on its electric laptop face as I try to explain to myself out loud why I’m moving. I’m unclear why but this late-winter should see me living there. Perhaps by then I’ll understand why I’m forcing myself […]
Election season is on and what’s driving voter sentiment is opaque and confusing.
The Victorian government has pledged to severely restrict the use of problem cladding and step up its compliance activity after release of interim recommendations from the Victorian Cladding Taskforce.
NSW planning minister Anthony Roberts met with 53 property developers or property interest groups between January and September this year, but not a single ordinary resident, new information released by the Greens shows.
We’re galloping towards another end of year and if you’re feeling all at sea instead of the racetrack it’s no surprise. This country’s politics has pitched us all onto the high seas in rocky boats, getting wilder than ever.
Fourteen Melbourne organisations have banded together to bypass political stagnation on energy policy and procure renewable energy direct from the source – securing price certainty and helping to meet low-carbon goals.
Building industry stakeholders are outraged that the NSW government has covertly and substantially watered down legislation to reduce non-compliant and non-conforming building product use. And the fear is that this will be replicated around the nation.
Last week’s update to NSW planning laws has been called the biggest overhaul of the system in its near 40-year history, but critics say it fails to tackle the big issues, including transport planning, affordable housing and climate change.
The Victorian government could be preparing to go it alone on raising minimum residential energy efficiency requirements, according to its just-released Energy Efficiency and Productivity Strategy, revealed at this week’s National Energy Efficiency Conference.
NSW residents are being made to pay even more for toll roads – including those who don’t travel on them.
The Victorian government has warned owners of vacant inner-city properties to fill them with tenants or sell up, with less than two months before the state’s vacancy tax begins on 1 January 2018.
Sydney summers will hit 50°C if global temperatures rise 2°C, according to the Climate Council, which today launched its big report of the year on the pressing need for climate action.
The Australian energy landscape has undergone seismic changes in recent years, none more critical than the Federal Coalition’s October 17 party room consensus to dismiss a Clean Energy target and instead adopt the euphemistically titled National Energy Guarantee (NEG).
There’s good news on the way in New Zealand for green buildings and housing.
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced her government will ban developer donations at both the state and local level, following the release of a damning report.
Australia is a country blessed by the natural resources of the future – huge land capacity, sun, wind, lithium, cobalt and dysprosium, Christiana Figueres says. These “golden eggs” of prosperity could thrust Australia into a position of geopolitical advantage. So what are we waiting for?
Strong public transport commitments have been announced in the McGowan Government’s first budget for Western Australia. But in a tough environment where a surplus won’t be seen until 2020-21, climate change has been all but forgotten.
Ridiculous! Sydney Airport at Mascot is Australia’s busiest! After all, it contributes directly and indirectly six per cent of NSW’s economic activity and almost 300,000 jobs. Its growth is currently very strong.