Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick is Transport Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Sydney's vegetable basin losing ground to urban sprawl as land bankers speculate

Jacob Saulwick The share of vegetables grown in the city's food basin is heading for a crash.

Baird in a bind over SCG Trust stadium land plan

NSW Premier Mike Baird, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews and WA Premier Colin Barnett address the media during the joint press conference after the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices in Sydney on Friday 11 December 2015. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Jacob Saulwick Plans for a land-grab to house a new 55,000 seat stadium are putting the SCG Trust on a collision course with Malcolm Turnbull.

Waratah trains: a downer for the manufacturer - a good deal for Sydney

The Waratah train contract proved a disaster for manufacturer Downer.

Jacob Saulwick No one wanted to be connected with the trains at first. Now we wish we'd ordered more.

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Council mergers: Hundreds turn out at consultation sessions to save their patch

Jacob Saulwick For every four residents who spoke of the risk of larger local government areas, someone stood to cheer on change.

Plan to extend Sydney metro line south hits growing list of hurdles

Driverless trains will run on the metro lines from Sydney's north-west to Chatswood and Bankstown via the CBD.

Matt O'Sullivan and Jacob Saulwick Plans to extend Sydney's metro line from Sydenham to Hurstville in the city's south appear doomed.

Mike Baird the deciding vote as cabinet chooses housing over university

Jacob Saulwick Mike Baird kyboshed the concerns of four of his most senior ministers in casting his deciding vote against a Sydney University rail station in favour of his social housing agenda at Waterloo.

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Revealed: how and why housing at Waterloo beat Sydney Uni for a rail station

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28:  Joanna Loko with her two daughters; Vanessa Loko and Talitha Loko and Vanessa's children Wesley and Oswald Jesse Terapo (baby). Joanna has had to move 8 times in 5 years due to her having to go into the private rental market after being on Government housing on January 28, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Dominic Lorrimer/Fairfax Media)

Jacob Saulwick When a state government plans a new rail line, one might imagine the views of the transport department and the treasury would be telling in how the line will work.

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Mud flies as WestConnex landfill stoush escalates

Stills from the WestConnex imagery showing the St Peters interchange.

Jacob Saulwick When the organisation set up to build the WestConnex motorway acquired a former landfill site in St Peters for a road interchange, it knew it would be taking on a substantial task of land remediation.

Planners take over the Sydney of the future

Jacob Saulwick Starting next week, a great Sydney experiment will begin: The city will be handed to the planners.

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The third seat stays on Sydney's trains following bungled trial

Gladys Berejiklian

Jacob Saulwick Sydney's double-decker trains will continue to offer three-person seats following the failure of a trial to gauge whether there was any benefit in getting rid of them.

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WestConnex project to acquire more of Sydney Park

Jacob Saulwick, Michael Koziol More slices of the award-winning inner-city Sydney Park will be carved off to make way for the WestConnex motorway and surrounding roads.

Cracks emerge in Skytrain section of $8.3 billion Sydney rail line

Premier Mike Baird visits the Sydney Metro Northwest Skytrain section at Rouse Hill.

Jacob Saulwick Two concrete spans erected for a new Sydney rail line may need to be pulled down.

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Trains, trams, bikes and old bridges all on cards for Bays Precinct

News. NSW Premier Mike Baird and Planning Minister Rob Stokes at White Bay Power Station announcing a development plan for the power station in Rozelle. Photo by Edwina Pickles. Taken on 22nd Oct 2015.

Jacob Saulwick, City Editor A bridge unused for two decades is back in the frame to solve Sydney's newest transport dilemma.

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Residential land values surge across Sydney, especially in the west

The median value of a residential plot has climbed 47 per cent in Blacktown.

Jacob Saulwick One suburb is "the go-to place if you haven't got enough money to go to the other places".

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Sydney Trains cuts it fine to repair rail bridge to Central Coast and Newcastle

Jacob Saulwick The rail bridge that connects Sydney with the Central Coast and Newcastle is to be repaired at the last minute.

Claims EIS for Badgerys Creek airport breaches NSW government guidelines

Jacob Saulwick The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils has written to the federal government, complaining that the environmental impact statement for a Badgerys Creek airport breaches the government's...

Premier Mike Baird to announce light rail from Parramatta to Sydney Olympic Park

An artist's impression of a light-rail line through Sydney Olympic Park.

Melanie Kembrey and Jacob Saulwick Western Sydney residents are expected to learn which light rail-line option has been selected for Parramatta, and it's the one big business has been pushing.

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Victorious Trent Zimmerman concedes council mergers a difficulty in North Sydney

Liberal Candidate Trent Zimmerman at Saint Aloysius College polling booth. He was successful in taking the North Sydney seat vacated by Joe Hockey.

Jacob Saulwick A swing against the Liberal Party in North Sydney reflected the prospect of forced council amalgamations, the incoming member, Trent Zimmerman says.

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Metro rail: Twenty-storey apartment towers proposed for north-west suburbs

Towers proposed near Kellyville, Bella Vista and Showground stations.

Jacob Saulwick Smaller homes will be built higher in the sky under housing plans linked to new rail services.

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Two hurt in unprovoked Bronte assault, police say

Jacob Saulwick Two men require surgery after being assaulted in the middle of an eastern suburbs park on Saturday night.