New housing in the southern Wollongong suburb of Berkeley

Dwelling approvals increase 11.7 per cent in November

FOLLOWING a downwardly revised decrease of 0.1 per cent in October, the total number of new dwellings approved in November increased by 11.7 per cent, in seasonally adjusted terms, according to the latest figures released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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  • Category: Australia
Gold Coast Light Rail undergoing testing at Parkwood Station

Stage 2 of Gold Coast Light Rail officially opens

STAGE 2 of Gold Coast Light Rail has been delivered ahead of schedule, with the first passenger service on the $420 million, 7.3-kilometre extension taking place on December 17 following an 18-month construction program.

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  • Category: Queensland
Artist's impression of West Gate Tunnel project

Contracts signed for Melbourne's $6.7bn West Gate Tunnel project

CONSTRUCTION of Melbourne's West Gate Tunnel will begin next month, after Transurban last week finalised its contract with the Victorian Government to build and operate the $6.7 billion project that will provide an alternative to the West Gate Bridge.

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  • Category: Victoria
Guidelines for the removal, destruction or lopping of native vegetation

Updated native vegetation removal rules released by Victorian Government

THE Victorian Government last week said it is delivering on an election commitment to improve native vegetation removal regulations, with the release of updated 'Guidelines for the removal, destruction or lopping of native vegetation' and associated amendments to all Victorian planning schemes.

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  • Category: Victoria
Draft Macedon Ranges Localised Planning Statement

Legislation introduced to protect Victoria's Macedon Ranges

VICTORIAN Planning Minister Richard Wynne last week introduced a Bill into Parliament that will allow Macedon to be declared a distinctive area and provide strengthened planning controls and protect the Macedon Ranges from inappropriate development.

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  • Category: Victoria
Artist's impression of O-Bahn City Access Project at East Terrace and Rymill Park

Adelaide's $160m O-Bahn City Access Project now open

ADELAIDE'S $160 million O-Bahn City Access Project was last week officially opened at a community day marking the completion of the major construction project, which aims to improve travel for all vehicles in the city's East End.

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