Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick is Transport Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Central Barangaroo buildings increase again thanks to new station

Leesha McKenny and Jacob Saulwick The latest increase to development at Barangaroo "could be squeezing the lemon too hard," according to Paul Keating, after the Baird government said it would allow developers to propose much...

New Wallabies home at Moore Park sparks public land debate

Allianz Stadium, slated for reconstruction and a new building next door.

Jacob Saulwick The new home of the Wallabies is planned to be built at Moore Park in the next 18 months, after the Australian Rugby Union quietly dropped plans to develop a centre in north-western Sydney.

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WestConnex $1.4 billion blow-out: higher bills for years to come

The cost of the WestConnex has blown out by more than $1 billion, attributed to add-ons and elements that are harder to build than expected.

Jacob Saulwick and Matt O'Sullivan Taxpayers or motorists face higher bills for years to come after a blow-out in the cost of Australia's largest transport project to almost $17 billion.

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WestConnex motorway cost blows out by $1.4 billion

The cost of the WestConnex has blown out by more than $1 billion, attributed to add-ons and elements that are harder to build than expected.

Jacob Saulwick The cost of the WestConnex motorway has ballooned to $16.8 billion, the state and federal governments announced on Friday, as they released a new business case for the toll-road.

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NSW government to block WestConnex scrutiny

Duncan Gay says Labor is

Jacob Saulwick The Baird government says it will block a bill that would allow scrutiny of the organisation delivering the $15.4 billion WestConnex motorway.

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WestConnex protest trails Splendour in the Grass for noise

Matt O'Sullivan and Jacob Saulwick Australia's largest motorway project has raised objections from many quarters, including a number of children, but the protests haven't been as loud as they were for Splendour in the Grass.

'Disgraceful' attempt to sneak new Moore Park buildings through Parliament

City of Sydney MP Alex Greenwich

Jacob Saulwick The state government has been accused of a "disgraceful" attempt to sneak approval for new buildings on public land at Moore Park through Parliament in a package of unrelated legislation.

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Development planned for Sydney's rural fringes

left,Robyn Kirszonka ,Penny Dunbier,and Lauren Kirszonka residents of Appin nsw enjoying the quite rural life that will soon disappear, the announcement by the NSW Government that the areas of Appin and Wilton will be the site for 36,000 new homes.
Photography Brendan Esposito
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Jacob Saulwick While on horseback in Appin, local residents discuss the future development of their much-loved rural area.

Another 35,000 homes on Sydney's fringe: Greater Macarthur Land Release Investigation Area

Appin residents Penny Dunbier, Lauren Kirszonka and Robyn Kirszonka walk their horses in the area this week.

Jacob Saulwick Robyn Kirszonka knew the day would come when the houses came for the horses.

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Anger as $1 billion redevelopment lures Commonwealth Bank away from western Sydney

The Commonwealth Bank announced it will become the anchor tenant at Australian Technology Park, following a successful bid by a Mirvac Group-led consortium to acquire and redevelop the site.

Leesha McKenny, Melanie Kembrey and Jacob Saulwick The Commonwealth Bank is pulling thousands of employees out of western Sydney, angering advocates for the region concerned the Baird government is failing to support decent jobs in the area.

Inner west mega council proposed as Baird's deadline nears

Leichhardt says it has shared similarities and interests with Marrickville and Ashfield.

Jacob Saulwick An inner west mega council could be established in the wake of contentious meetings called in response to the Premier's push for voluntary amalgamations.

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Sydney motorists unwilling to pay for more toll roads: study

Traffic congestion on Epping Road during peak hour.

Jacob Saulwick Sydney motorists will not continue to pay for new toll roads, according to landmark new study by one of the country's leading traffic experts.

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Can Rob Stokes win the Battle for the Big Backyard?

Robert Stokes, Minister for Planning.

Jacob Saulwick Should Sydney residents continue to expect to live in detached houses with leafy yards? Or do we need fewer quarter acres and more apartment blocks to accommodate our growing population?

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'Twenty20' golf proposed in new plan for 150-year old Moore Park

Moore Park Golf Course

Jacob Saulwick A "short-form" golf course, new indoor sports facilities, and a potential overhaul of planning controls at Fox Studios and the Entertainment Quarter are all among new proposals for Moore Park.

Lucy Turnbull slated for Greater Sydney Commission planning role

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 22:Lucy Turnbull at the Womens Weekly Women of the future awards at the Art Gallery of NSW  Who, What, Where, When, Why on September 22, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Sahlan Hayes/Fairfax Media)

Jacob Saulwick and James Robertson The Turnbull family's remarkable ascendancy to the apex of Australian political life appears set to continue.

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Council amalgamation: Professor Graham Sansom says it's 'strange' government doesn't have concrete plan

Professor Graham Sansom found it

Jacob Saulwick and Anne Davies The author of the report used as the basis of the government's push for council mergers across the state has given a scathing assessment of the government's process for pursuing those reforms.

Premier Mike Baird's push forces some local councils to consider mergers

Premier Mike Baird.

Jacob Saulwick Some Sydney councillors are responding to Premier Mike Baird's latest push for mergers by devising new amalgamation plans.

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Poker machine profits come from Sydney's poorest suburbs

Poorer suburbs are spending more on poker machines.

James Robertson and Jacob Saulwick Some of the poorest parts of Sydney are betting more than ever before on the pokies.

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Return of trams to Glebe Island Bridge floated in inner harbour overhaul

An artist's impression of trams running on the old Glebe Island Bridge.

Jacob Saulwick Glebe Island Bridge could be re-opened as a tram line, and Wentworth Park redeveloped as part of the government's massive proposed overhaul of inner harbour areas in Sydney's west.

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IPART report: The Sydney councils facing the axe

Mike Baird:

Jacob Saulwick The Sydney councils facing the axe have on Tuesday been revealed by the Baird government

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