Sydney

Sydney reloads for two additional hotel projects

Only last week Urban.com.au highlighted two new hotel-based proposals for Sydney. The dose has been repeated this week with two additional new hotel developments also intending to make their mark on the Harbour City. In addition to an application within inner city Haymarket, a new application has also emerged adjacent to the Westmead medical precinct. Closer to the CBD, a $50 million development bid was lodged during May for the purposes of...

Australia's future top 10 tallest skyscrapers

With Urban.com.au's Project Database now being expanded to encompass all of Australia, and more national content appearing on the site, it seemed like a good opportunity to highlight the country's future top 10 tallest skyscrapers on the horizon, not including those already completed. Not surprisingly the eastern seaboard cities are leading the charge, with Gold Coast possibly losing and quickly regaining the title should the Orion Towers...

Investa's new Sydney office highlights the value of workplace design

In seeking to develop the future workplace for its staff, Investa, Australia's largest office manager, engaged project management company Montlaur to manage the delivery of its new head office in Sydney based on a design prepared by HASSELL. Located at 420 George Street, the subsequent transformation, completed in January 2018, has seen Investa consolidate its workforce onto a single level and shift to an agile workplace. This has provided the...

Further details emerge for Western Sydney's proposed World Trade Centre

Intentions to create a new World Trade Center on Sydney's western periphery are gaining momentum. Infrastructure earmarked for the area, prompted by the construction of Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek, will be fast-tracked by the state and federal governments. Adjacent to land reserved for the new airport, Sydney World Trade Center is backed by Aerotropolis Group who have in turn enlisted Woods Bagot for master plan design duties...

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...

Telopea's transformation moves to the EOI stage

Telopea's tilt at urban renewal received a boost late last week as the New South Wales Minister for Social Housing initiated an Expression of Interest (EOI) campaign that will ultimately lead to a mass-scale redevelopment within the suburb. The EOI process will target the private development sector and/or not-for-profit organisations in the expectation of leading a development team that will remodel the 64-hectare Government-owned land parcel...

NSW government announces Westmead will be a stop on the new Sydney Metro West

One year out from the next New South Wales election, the NSW Government has announced that Westmead will feature on the second metro line that at this early stage is having its corridor refined. Dubbed Sydney Metro West, the aim is to add more passenger capacity between the Sydney CBD and Parramatta with intermediate stops along the line offering connection opportunities. Exact travel times are not yet set in stone, given the corridor planning's...

Podia and CPG take aim at premier position in Neutral Bay

Podia and Centennial Property Group are looking to add to Neutral Bay's tightly held apartment market via a fresh development application that landed with North Sydney Council earlier this month. The submission for approval follows on from Colliers successfully selling 14-20 Premier Street during January; the site with 63 metres of frontage contained four small-scale freehold apartment buildings and was billed as a prime development site. Site...

Urban Taskforce Australia says IA report reinforces the need for urban densities

Peak body Urban Taskforce Australia has weighed in on the release of Infrastructure Australia's Future Cities report. Future Cities tackles the planning issues surrounding Australia's sustained population growth and calls on the Federal Government to take a leadership role in the development of Australia's cities. While noting that the nation's four largest cities will see 75% of population growth through to 2046, the paper particularly focuses...

Early works package contract signed for Melbourne Metro and other national rail news

John Holland has secured a $324 million contract to undertake the early works package on the Melbourne Metro project . In a media release distributed this morning, the Premier said "Next year, the face of our City will change as we dig 11 storeys below the CBD, and pave the way for Melbourne's new Metro Tunnel and five new underground stations." The early works contract will involve the relocation and protection of up to 100 utilities, including...

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