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ICON breathes new life into a 1960's Canberra office building

ICON Developments in partnership with Camlen Property Group have breathed new life into an office building, following an extensive refurbishment which has created a unique offering within Canberra’s Civic precinct. 10 Hobart Place is driving the trend for building owners to refurbish existing property to meet growing market demand in the capital, in order to enhance tenant amenity and attract tenants. Through this refurbishment, two of the...

Part approval for Macquarie Bank's unsolicited proposal in Martin Place irks City of Sydney

The approval by the New South Wales planning department last week of an unsolicited proposal by the Sydney born-and-bred Macquarie Bank has provoked a rebuke from the City of Sydney via the Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, and highlighted council concerns that decades-old planning work to ensure Sydney CBD's streets have maximum natural light penetration are in jeopardy. Martin Place has for many years had controls that maximise sunlight in the former...

Canberra outlines where its $24.5 billion in transport infrastructure funds will be allocated this year

On the before the Treasurer approaches the dispatch box in Canberra, various state-based media outlets around the country have reported on what's in the Federal Budget 'for them'. In what appears to be an acknowledgement of the Federal Government's less than stellar record of recent years of investing in the state which is seeing the highest population growth, Victorian media are reporting 1/3 of all the money to be allocated in the Federal...

Landmark Group aligns with Cottee Parker JPRA for its upcoming Waterloo development

Darlinghurst design practice Cottee Parker JPRA has emerged as the successful firm behind developer Landmark Group Australia's latest Sydney apartment project. Having entered planning during mid April, the application seeks to transform an underutilised Waterloo site into an enclave of 139 apartments. Holding an estimated development cost in excess of $43 million, the intended project consists of two mid-rise residential buildings across an...

Mango Hill shapes as one of the nation's largest applications for 2018

Brisbane's outer suburban Mango Hill is playing host to a major development application that is likely to rank amongst the largest Australia-wide for 2018. The application also reinforces the trend of large-scale apartment projects landing in growth corridor suburbs on the perimeter of Brisbane and Sydney in particular. Moreton Bay Regional council fielded the application in the past fortnight for 700 plus apartments in the staged development...

Developers tap into Cronulla's high-end apartment demand

A raft of current development applications and projects either approved or at marketing are seeking to address the latent demand for larger two and particularly three bedroom apartments in Cronulla. Latest to target the seaside suburb is Casaceli who have lodged plans for a new 10 storey apartment development fronting Gerrale Street that consists exclusively of three bedroom apartments. Designed by Oatley-based Innovate Architects, the...

Track laying complete on Sydney Metro North West

Track laying on Australia's first major railway line that will operate with driverless trains has been completed with the final sleepers and rails that were laid forming a crossover at the transition of the line from its elevated section back down to earth at Kellyville. The first phase of Sydney Metro, dubbed Sydney Metro North West, will remain under construction as rail and electrical infrastructure is installed over the coming months. A...

Crows Nest earmarked for Sydney's next major skyscrapers

Already no stranger to major suburban skyscrapers, Sydney may well host a duo of hulking towers in Crown Nest. The push is on to capitalise upon the NSW Department of Planning and Environment's strategic review of the St Leonards and Crows Nest Station Precinct, with the new Crows Nest Metro Station at the heart of the renewal area. Entity Eastern Property Alliance Pty Ltd is behind the bid to realise two skyline changing towers of 193 and 162...

Brisbane Metro's draft design report released for consultation

The draft design report for the Brisbane Metro has been released and the Brisbane City Council is now inviting feedback on the project. Brisbane Metro is a project which is designed to provide frequent, predictable bus services on two new lines that will utilise and in some cases augment existing busway infrastructure within central Brisbane. The proposal includes two separate lines which run from Eight Mile Plains to Roma Street and the Royal...

Lyons expand their design legacy as Brisbane's Liveris Academy draws closer to reality

This month's announcement that University of Queensland's Sustainable Futures Building is drawing closer to reality has given cause to touch upon architecture firm Lyons' stellar design legacy across multiple Australian cities. Lyons in association with m3architecture won the design competition for the development during late 2015, but the project has only this month received a major boost with alumni Andrew N. Liveris pledging $13.5 million to...

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