New South Wales

Less is more when it comes to renovating homes

Architects are discovering that keeping some of the old features of our homes can be more sustainable than installing new materials and technology.

Councils combine to drive local recycling procurement

Councils combine to drive local recycling procurement

A coalition of NSW local councils have voluntarily set a target to recycle 45 million glass bottles into useful products each year in an effort to stimulate investment in the region’s recycling industry.

Photograph of the Overall Best Smart City Project, Resilient Sydney Platform at the Committee for Sydney's City Smart Awards 2019

2019 Smart City Awards for a better Sydney

Urban wheelchair tracking technology, Transport for NSW’s Opal card system and a customisable strata app were among the winners this year’s Smart City Awards.

A cities deal could do so much to cool the Central City

With winter out of the way and warmer conditions now upon us, it won’t be long before waves of Sydneysiders start flocking to our city’s beaches. This is especially the…

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne at Marrickville Library

Hospital beds to book shelves: Designing the new Marrickville Library

You might not have picked it but an old hospital actually makes for a great library. The new Marrickville Library in the inner west of Sydney combines the old with the new in a way that leverages the best of existing assets while meeting the vast and varied needs of modern library-goers.

Rolling the dice on planning at Star casino and its giant proposal

The scale of Star City’s proposed hotel and apartment tower has ignited opposition, but why is nobody talking about what’s really going on? Here’s a look at how manipulating planning rules can create massive uplift in value – for private hands at almost no cost. Like money out of thin air in fact…

Chris Johnson moves on from NSW Urban Taskforce

One thing you can say about Chris Johnson as head of the NSW Urban Task Force is that he knows how to work with media. Love or loathe his messages on behalf of the lobby group’s members, you certainly got to know what they were.

Photo of Co-presidents of the NAWIC NSW chapter Harriet Oldmeadow and Elizabeth Brookes presenting awards

NAWIC NSW Awards for Excellence 2019

Among the winners were Madeleine Blanchfield for her disappearing Kangaroo Valley Outhouse design, and Brooke Emmett of Fulton Hogan for her impressive project leadership of the Newell Highway upgrade in far northern NSW.