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'At The End Of The Tunnel', next to Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra

ACT ministry reshuffle includes creation of new urban renewal portfolio

A NEW portfolio of Minister for Urban Renewal will bring together infrastructure renewal and the promotion of social and cultural activity at a suburban level, according to ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, who this week announced a reshuffled ministry.

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  • Category: ACT
Gold Coast's G:link light rail system

PIA releases advocacy agenda for 2015 Queensland election

THE incoming Queensland Government should commit to a number of key infrastructure projects, including the proposed Bus and Train tunnel in Brisbane and the extension of the Gold Coast Light Rail, according to the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

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  • Category: Queensland
Artist's impression of City Station

Next round of consultation begins for Capital Metro light rail project

THE ACT Government this week launched the next round of consultation for the proposed Capital Metro light rail project in Canberra, with public input invited on design guidelines relating to landscaping, walking and cycling, light rail stop design and the overall vision for the corridor.

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  • Category: ACT
Scarborough Beach, Perth

Draft Scarborough Master Plan released for public comment

PLANS to create one of Australia's best beachfront destinations have moved ahead after the release this week of the draft Scarborough Master Plan, which provides the framework for a $57.4 million redevelopment and identifies opportunities for new housing and entertainment and leisure facilities.

Badgerys Creek Road and parkland, near the site of the proposed Western Sydney Airport

Geotechnical analysis starts at Badgerys Creek airport site

NINE months since the Australian Government confirmed that Badgerys Creek will be the location of Sydney's second airport, geotechnical investigations are now under way to help inform construction plans and cost estimates for the first stage of the airport project.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Sydney

City of Sydney outlines plans to encourage new hotel developments

POSSIBLE changes to planning controls and reduced development costs are among the actions outlined in a draft City of Sydney plan that aims to encourage new hotel developments, particularly more mid-range hotels in response to demand from the growing number of Asian visitors.

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