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Wilderness years: Why Gold Coast environmentalists are hopeful despite mounting odds
Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:27:23 +1100

Jessica Lovegrove-Walsh and her fellow nature lovers face urban sprawl, rising sea levels and public apathy as they fight for the region's green spaces. They say it's a battle they have to win.

How do you renovate on a subantarctic island?
Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:54:17 +1100

It's some 1,550 kilometres away from the closest hardware store, but work is underway to lay the foundations of a renovation project on the remote and rugged Macquarie Island that will take seven years to complete.

Building reforms unveiled after 'totally unacceptable' standards put apartment owners at risk
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 19:58:55 +1100

Increased fines, registration for commercial builders and structural design reviews will prevent a repeat of previous development debacles, the NT Planning Minister says.

The Gold Coast needs 6,500 new homes a year, but where can they be built?
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 16:52:23 +1100

The famous coastal city is fast running out of greenfield land to house its growing population, but the community is opposed to higher-density developments in the city.

CFMEU protests outside Leighton Holdings' Perth office claiming construction workers at the Perth Airport are being underpaid
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 16:23:38 +1100
CFMEU protests outside Leighton Holdings' Perth office claiming construction workers at the Perth Airport are being underpaid
House prices hit all-time high in regional SA
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 07:00:55 +1100

The lowering of interest rates and the release of government assistance packages are just two factors driving a highly competitive housing market.

Concerns Burpengary housing and marina development will harm endangered wildlife
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 06:50:48 +1100

Conservationists warn a $2.7 billion residential and marina development on the banks of Caboolture River, north of Brisbane, is a threat to Moreton Bay's fragile ecosystem, as the Queensland government considers whether to give Priority Development Area status to the 570-hectare site at Burpengary.

This young couple just made $52,000 in 17 months thanks to Perth's surging property market
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 09:32:29 +1100

Jessica Hawes and her fiance Callan Bennett just made a sizable profit selling their Parmelia property and they are not alone, as prices in areas like Kwinana, Mandurah and Victoria Park surge.

Damien McCartney
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 07:57:23 +1100
'I thought I'd be able to snag a bargain', but things haven't worked out that way for home buyers during COVID
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 07:57:23 +1100

First home buyers are helping prop up the property market during a pandemic but a feedback loop is emerging where rising prices are simultaneously making it harder than ever for some to buy.