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Central Pier closure came suddenly, urgently, but after years of warnings
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Central Pier closure came suddenly, urgently, but after years of warnings

The Victorian government agency in charge of the shuttered Central Pier at Docklands knew for almost a year that the 100-year-old structure was at "extreme" risk of collapse.

  • by Chris Vedelago

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How pandemic proved the 'bin chicken' doesn't need humans for a feed

How pandemic proved the 'bin chicken' doesn't need humans for a feed

Ibises did not suffer during pandemic lockdowns because they never relied on humans for their main source of food, an expert says.

  • by Stuart Layt
'A scar on our waterway': Anger over $10 million Sydney marina expansion

'A scar on our waterway': Anger over $10 million Sydney marina expansion

Plans to redevelop the Gladesville Bridge Marina have attracted the ire of residents, local councils, waterway users and a senior NSW government minister.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Billionaire family avoids acquisition after U-turn on airport rail plans

Billionaire family avoids acquisition after U-turn on airport rail plans

The Perich family are among about a dozen landowners to have avoided losing their land after the government decided to tunnel under farmland.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
'Grossly inadequate': Housing advocates reject Waterloo high-rise plan

'Grossly inadequate': Housing advocates reject Waterloo high-rise plan

The $900 million proposal includes rooms for almost 500 students and a new office building, but will provide fewer than 100 homes for vulnerable residents.

  • by Megan Gorrey
Dull, dispiriting and downright unimaginative: Sydney's aerotropolis doesn't fly
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Sydney

Dull, dispiriting and downright unimaginative: Sydney's aerotropolis doesn't fly

It cements in a last-century transport model that diminishes our connection with nature then surrounds it with a lot of drive-to, depressing building blocks.

  • by Elizabeth Farrelly
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Noongar trail, heritage plazas, nature play: Subi Oval precinct designs revealed

Noongar trail, heritage plazas, nature play: Subi Oval precinct designs revealed

Detailed plans have now been released for six new public spaces in the Subiaco Oval area including an indigenous heritage trail and a family-friendly woodland.

  • by Emma Young
Pushback over land acquisitions for rail line to new Sydney airport

Pushback over land acquisitions for rail line to new Sydney airport

Sydney University fears a larger than expected slice of its land at the entrance to the new airport will be acquired for a metro rail line.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Opal Tower builder chosen to redevelop historic North Sydney Olympic Pool

Opal Tower builder chosen to redevelop historic North Sydney Olympic Pool

The construction company that built the cracked Opal Tower has won the $64 million contract for the redevelopment of the historic North Sydney Olympic Pool, leading to concerns it would not be able to properly handle the complexity of the heritage site.

  • by Megan Gorrey
Plans for towers above station on Sydney's north shore approved

Plans for towers above station on Sydney's north shore approved

Plans for high-rise buildings above a new metro station have been given the green light despite community opposition.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Harry Seidler, the 'great disruptor' of modern Australian architecture
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Harry Seidler, the 'great disruptor' of modern Australian architecture

The architect with big ideas, big talent, and a personality to match helped shape the way Australians live today.

  • by Julie Power