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‘Falling to pieces’: The fight to save an iconic North Sydney building

‘Falling to pieces’: The fight to save an iconic North Sydney building

North Sydney’s mayor says residents have told her the MLC Building is ugly and “should go”. An opposing councillor says it must be state heritage-listed.

  • by Megan Gorrey

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Kuwaiti sheikh hopes for third time lucky with Station Pier tower bid

Kuwaiti sheikh hopes for third time lucky with Station Pier tower bid

A company controlled by Sheikh Mubarak al-Sabah has lodged fresh plans for a 10-storey apartment development in a prime position next to the Port Melbourne beach.

  • by Bianca Hall
Buyers seek slice of heaven in regional church sales

Buyers seek slice of heaven in regional church sales

Churches are hot property as regional Victoria’s housing market booms but some communities want to keep them for public use.

  • by Benjamin Preiss and Jackson Graham
Compare and contrast: Viv Fraser’s subtle architectural genius v another brutal, bulging city tower
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Compare and contrast: Viv Fraser’s subtle architectural genius v another brutal, bulging city tower

As we farewell Vivian Fraser, lest we forget his great legacy to NSW architecture.

  • by Elizabeth Farrelly
‘Have you met the Whitlams?’: growing up as Gough’s neighbour

‘Have you met the Whitlams?’: growing up as Gough’s neighbour

She didn’t know it at the time, but an eight-year-old’s life was set to change irrevocably when Gough Whitlam moved into her south-western Sydney street in 1957.

  • by Christine Sykes
‘It’s a land grab’: Residents protest Harbourside Shopping Centre plan

‘It’s a land grab’: Residents protest Harbourside Shopping Centre plan

Plans to transform the centre with a 42-storey tower have triggered anger from residents of nearby apartments, who say the complex will block their views.

  • by Megan Gorrey
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Why Sydney’s suburban high streets are waking up after years of drift

Why Sydney’s suburban high streets are waking up after years of drift

Suburbs are undergoing a renaissance as people who work from home are wanting the cafe and dining culture that they once had in the city centre.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
‘The sparkling neon heart’: Vibrant new vision for Kings Cross revealed

‘The sparkling neon heart’: Vibrant new vision for Kings Cross revealed

Kings Cross should be revived as Sydney’s neon heartland with bright signage like the iconic Coca-Cola billboard spreading through the precinct under a major plan to transform the area.

  • by Angus Thompson
‘Don’t cut off the city’s nose to spite its face’: Warnings over CBD apartment proposal

‘Don’t cut off the city’s nose to spite its face’: Warnings over CBD apartment proposal

The state’s Planning Minister and Sydney’s Lord Mayor have both warned of the perils of rushing to convert vacant CBD offices into apartments because of the difficulties in changing them back once workers return to the city.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan and Megan Gorrey
Government accused of not growing social housing fast enough

Government accused of not growing social housing fast enough

But Housing Minister Leeanne Enoch has hit out at recent analysis, saying it does not include programs that fund housing for Queenslanders in need.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Next piece of the sandpit puzzle in the heart of Perth’s CBD unveiled

Next piece of the sandpit puzzle in the heart of Perth’s CBD unveiled

There are hopes a 14-storey premium office building made of sustainable materials proposed by a Hong Kong developer will breathe new life into the barren Perth City Link.

  • by Peter de Kruijff