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'Test case in fairness': Minister challenged to hold firm on housing targets

'Test case in fairness': Minister challenged to hold firm on housing targets

NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes has been challenged by the Opposition to hold firm against a blue-ribbon council over its housing targets, with his shadow counterpart calling it a test case in fairness.

  • by Angus Thompson

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Planning Minister warns of 'direct action' against north shore council over housing targets
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Local council

Planning Minister warns of 'direct action' against north shore council over housing targets

Rob Stokes has accused a council on Sydney's north shore of "throwing its toys out of the cot" for trying to abandon its housing targets.

  • by Angus Thompson
Car park or cinema? Double Bay to decide on 'polarising reminder' of past
Local council

Car park or cinema? Double Bay to decide on 'polarising reminder' of past

Plans to turn a council car park in Double Bay into a cinema complex are in doubt, amid concerns about the viability of the project.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Taxpayers risk 'missing out' on share of land value surge near new projects
Public transport

Taxpayers risk 'missing out' on share of land value surge near new projects

A British rail expert who advised the NSW government says there's a "very short window in which to place" levies on developments and rezoned land.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Battle for Bells Beach at council election
Victoria

Battle for Bells Beach at council election

The famous Victorian surf break is at the centre of a political tussle in Torquay, where a population explosion has heightened concerns about protecting the natural landscape.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
'They reviewed themselves': New investigation into $33 million land deal
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Western Sydney International

'They reviewed themselves': New investigation into $33 million land deal

The Infrastructure Department has ordered a new investigation after it originally cleared itself of wrongdoing in a $33 million land deal near the Western Sydney Airport.

  • by Katina Curtis and David Crowe
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Billionaire family's windfall gain 'tip of iceberg' for land sales near new airport
Western Sydney International

Billionaire family's windfall gain 'tip of iceberg' for land sales near new airport

The number of billionaires that will be created will be "embarrassing", unless the government learns this expensive lesson, a Liberal MP has warned

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
The 1983 painting that prophetically captured our corona days
Visual art

The 1983 painting that prophetically captured our corona days

Suburban Interior reflects our iso reality, and that's partly why Geelong Gallery's Jason Smith chose it as a favourite artwork.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Pedestrian zone to be extended one kilometre along Sydney's George Street
City life

Pedestrian zone to be extended one kilometre along Sydney's George Street

The permanent changes to one of Sydney's best-known retail strips are part of attempts to encourage people to return to the city.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Sydney ghost tunnels eerily quiet two years after revamp plans unveiled
City life

Sydney ghost tunnels eerily quiet two years after revamp plans unveiled

The plans to transform Sydney's 'hidden gem' into an international drawcard are running well behind the state government's initial time frame.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Royal Sydney Golf Club bows to pressure to retain trees on the block
Sydney

Royal Sydney Golf Club bows to pressure to retain trees on the block

In response to community opposition, Royal Sydney Golf Club - described as having the bluest of the blue blood members - will modify its development application.

  • by Julie Power