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Jonathan bought a $700K unit in Darwin's CBD. It's been an 'ongoing torment' ever since
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 06:43:13 +1000

Ongoing water leaks and mould, a property that was later deemed "unfit" for occupation, and a legal nightmare ” it's not what Melbourne man Jonathan Egudo thought he signed up for when he purchased an apartment in a brand new Darwin complex.

Environment Minister backs down on proposed quarry threatening 'critical koala habitat'
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 20:23:11 +1000

Matt Kean now says Federal Government should "look closely" at a controversial quarry expansion fast-tracked by the NSW Government in April, months after bushfires decimated the marsupial's population. The Opposition says the minister's comments are hypocritical.

Developer's vision for idyllic island a concern for locals who say living there is now a 'challenge'
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:05:58 +1000

With a turtle habitat excavated, "Keep Out" signs warding off tourists and plummeting property prices, residents of Queensland's Keswick Island worry for its future.

'Offices are 100 per cent going to have to shift' to survive
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:19:53 +1000

More than half of Australia's office real estate isn't being used, as desk dwellers continue to work from home. How much will that change after the pandemic?

Queensland's Southern Moreton Islands building boom
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 05:38:43 +1000
Building boom on Queensland's Southern Moreton Islands.
Land is being snapped up on this Queensland island for as little as $16k but the locals are worried
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 05:38:43 +1000

Around 350 blocks sell on Russell Island every year, but sales are nearly three times higher in 2020, according to a local real estate agent.

The Government bought this land for $30 million. It was barely worth $3 million
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 18:26:22 +1000

The Federal Government bought land from a billionaire family at 10 times its market value in a "significant and unusual transaction" linked to the development of Western Sydney Airport, according to the Australian National Audit Office.

'Everyone's struggling with it': Building industry calls for grant extension to ease demand
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:51:29 +1000

Families hoping to take advantage of $45,000 in state and federal stimulus are calling for an extension, after 'chaotic' demand causes delays

Construction union officials 'of the highest office' in Canberra fined for Fair Work breaches
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 08:45:55 +1000

The ACT branch of the CFMEU is considering an appeal after a right of entry dispute saw the construction union fined more than $100,000, and individual fines issued to three high-level officials.

WA is having its biggest-ever land rush, and Perth may look different on the other side
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 08:08:29 +1000

On a good day, it would take two hours to drive from one end of Perth to the other ” and the city's massive footprint isn't about to shrink.