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58-storey high-rise buildings most sustainable for Sydney’s future, report says

By EVA BAXTER Urban Taskforce (UTA), a non-profit representing property developers and equity financiers, released a report this month finding 58-storey high-rise buildings are the most environmentally friendly dwelling type. Suburban, separated households represent the poorest option. UTA CEO Tom Forrest states in the report that the “Australian dream” of a home with a backyard […]

Brakes taken off NSW development approvals

Opinion by MERRILL WITT A great leap forward? If you know a little about the history of China, you may have been bemused to read that Tom Forrest, the new CEO of Urban Taskforce, described the recently announced planning system reforms as "a great leap forward for jobs, housing supply and the NSW economy." As […]

Sydney skyscrapers are about to get taller

By ALLISON HORE Sydney City Councillors have endorsed a proposal that could see dramatic changes to the city’s skyline. The plan will lift a cap on building height across the city’s CBD to allow for more intensive commercial development around Barangaroo, Circular Quay, Central Station and Town Hall. The current 235-meter limit for buildings in […]