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Lap pool and a gym in the basement: The plan to turn Vaucluse church into a home

Lap pool and a gym in the basement: The plan to turn Vaucluse church into a home

Plans to turn the heritage-listed church into a private residence are being resisted by architecture enthusiasts.

  • by Megan Gorrey

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There will be 150,000 new homes in Sydney in four years. More than 200 suburbs will get none of them

There will be 150,000 new homes in Sydney in four years. More than 200 suburbs will get none of them

Northern Sydney appears to be only lightly touched by developers, but it’s a different story in Parramatta and surrounds.

  • by Nigel Gladstone
Melbourne Airport spends $45m in third-runway buying spree

Melbourne Airport spends $45m in third-runway buying spree

Melbourne Airport spent millions buying land around its border as part of preparations for a new runway – despite not yet having final sign-off for the project from Canberra.

  • by Clay Lucas
From the Archives, 1961: Letting natural light into Sydney’s ‘canyons’

From the Archives, 1961: Letting natural light into Sydney’s ‘canyons’

After months of research, a height of buildings code had been drawn up to ensure an orderly approach to the size of buildings in the city.

  • by A staff correspondent
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
We need to share our public spaces
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We need to share our public spaces

The diversity of interests among Sydneysiders is what makes this city a vibrant one and we must collectively and individually find ways to plan for it and accommodate it.

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‘Bold and ambitious’: Cockatoo Island to be transformed with shops, bars and performance spaces

‘Bold and ambitious’: Cockatoo Island to be transformed with shops, bars and performance spaces

Sydney Harbour’s largest island would incorporate a creative precinct, eateries and waterfront parkland under plans to turn it into a “must-see destination”.

  • by Megan Gorrey
‘Beggars belief’: Round-the-clock concrete plant for Sydney Harbour site

‘Beggars belief’: Round-the-clock concrete plant for Sydney Harbour site

Opponents say plans to build a concrete batching plant on Glebe Island are at odds with the government’s plans to revive the area as a waterfront destination.

  • by Megan Gorrey
‘Stupid idea’: A road that will split a property in half risks forcing residents out

‘Stupid idea’: A road that will split a property in half risks forcing residents out

An aged-care home could be forced to move out of fast-growing Rhodes if plans for the suburb’s redevelopment go ahead.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Treeless pain leaves city’s western suburbs hot, dry and dusty

Treeless pain leaves city’s western suburbs hot, dry and dusty

The western region of Melbourne had just 5.5 per cent canopy cover in 2018, compared with 25.9 per cent in the city’s leafy east.

  • by Rachel Eddie
‘Up and not out’: Sydney to get more vertical schools in highly populated areas

‘Up and not out’: Sydney to get more vertical schools in highly populated areas

A shortage of affordable land in densely populated parts of Sydney is forcing education officials to consider building more vertical schools.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan and Megan Gorrey