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New apartment standards aim to boost quality of life, but prices tipped to rise too

New apartment standards aim to boost quality of life, but prices tipped to rise too

Under standards outlined on Sunday, the Victorian government will mandate that new apartment blocks with more than 10 dwellings must have access to communal green space.

  • by Bianca Hall

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Eastern suburbs council darkens the night sky to reduce light pollution

Eastern suburbs council darkens the night sky to reduce light pollution

Waverley Council is considering ways to cut light pollution in Sydney’s eastern suburbs without affecting public safety.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Bike-friendly, green space, working from home: New planning blueprint for life after COVID-19
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Bike-friendly, green space, working from home: New planning blueprint for life after COVID-19

New developments will not impede the city’s nightlife, apartments will be built for people to work from home, and precincts will be shaped with Aboriginal values under fresh rules to transform Sydney’s urban image.

  • by Angus Thompson
Property giant’s Balmoral reno a storey of woe

Property giant’s Balmoral reno a storey of woe

There’s no neighbours quite like Mosman neighbours, as CBRE executive Justin Brown is discovering as his renovation plans get bogged in red tape.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook
Construction begins on northern beaches sea wall despite ‘vexed’ funding issues

Construction begins on northern beaches sea wall despite ‘vexed’ funding issues

Residents on the northern beaches have coughed up millions of dollars for a long-awaited sea wall to protect their properties.

  • by Sarah McPhee
Stokes vows to break deadlock over major Waterloo housing revamp

Stokes vows to break deadlock over major Waterloo housing revamp

The NSW Planning Minister has given an ultimatum to the City of Sydney and the state’s social housing agency.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan and Megan Gorrey
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Western suburbs mayor exits, leaving Nedlands leadership vacuum

Western suburbs mayor exits, leaving Nedlands leadership vacuum

Nedlands mayor Cilla de Lacy has resigned from her position on the council and will leave on the same day as the city’s chief executive.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Plush $25m hot springs wellness retreat proposed for prime Dalkeith location along Swan River

Plush $25m hot springs wellness retreat proposed for prime Dalkeith location along Swan River

The Dalkeith Hot Pool is set for a comeback with a stunning $25 million redevelopment proposed on prime Swan River bank real estate for a world-class wellness centre.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Sydney’s best-known night spot at a crossroads
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Sydney’s best-known night spot at a crossroads

The rejuvenation of Kings Cross - Sydney’s original party precinct - will require good ideas, government and council support as well as a new drawcard.

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Developers forced to fix defects after commissioner wields new powers

Developers forced to fix defects after commissioner wields new powers

The NSW Building Commissioner has shown he will not hesitate using one of his strongest powers to clean up the construction industry, issuing prohibition orders on several projects.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
‘Policy vacuum’: Three decades, three costly plans dumped for prime Perth land

‘Policy vacuum’: Three decades, three costly plans dumped for prime Perth land

There have been three costly plans reach advanced stages for this large, prime land parcel in Perth’s northern suburbs, but governments can’t seem to finish them.

  • by Emma Young