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Clay Lucas is city editor for The Age. Clay has worked at The Age since 2005, covering state politics, urban affairs, transport, local government and workplace relations for The Age and Sunday Age. Clay won a Quill with Age investigative reporter Royce Millar in 2009.
Victorian State Budget 2015: Hoddle Street fix remains years away as other road upgrades get green light
Clay Lucas Hoddle Street's promised $60 million congestion fix, pledged by Daniel Andrews in opposition, will have to wait a few more years yet, after his government set aside less than $2 million for a study.
Clay Lucas The role of lobbyists in the Andrews government is under scrutiny, after it emerged that the Treasurer's former chief of staff when Labor was previously in power is now a lobbyist for Transurban.
Clay Lucas Premier Daniel Andrews will pledge hundreds of millions of dollars for a promised widening of the Tullamarine Freeway in next week's budget, it has been reported.
Clay Lucas A special levy on commercial property owners who will benefit from a proposed rail tunnel under Melbourne is a bad idea, says lord mayor Robert Doyle.
Clay Lucas More than $1 million a day will be spent on average for the next four years to plan a new rail tunnel beneath the CBD, before construction even begins.
Clay Lucas The Australian Services Union is warning thousands of its local government members that the plan to cap council rates at the level of inflation will result in job cuts and reduced services for...
Clay Lucas While the richest Melbourne council of Stonnington is buying up peoples' homes to make parks, Brimbank administrators are selling them.
Clay Lucas Residents whose homes and gardens were "coated" with construction dust from a major Alphington building site are horrified they were not told about an asbestos discovery made at the location months...
Clay Lucas, Patrick Hatch A Melbourne teenager whose home was searched during Saturday's terror raids claims an officer kicked him in the head while he was under arrest.
Clay Lucas More than half a billion dollars in planned property acquisitions are being discussed within the Andrews government as it plots out the course of the difficult Melbourne Metro project.
Adam Carey, Clay Lucas The complex engineering challenge of building the $11 billion rail tunnel has yet to be fully resolved.
Clay Lucas The proposed $9-11 billion Melbourne Metro project will be built beneath Swanston Street - despite warnings from the previous Napthine government it would divide Melbourne's CBD for years.
Clay Lucas, City Editor Victorian taxpayers have been lumped with a $339 million bill for the dumped East West Link toll road, under a deal announced by Premier Daniel Andrews - who was unable to detail how this money had...
Clay Lucas The Andrews government has resolved the impasse over the East West Link, agreeing to pay the consortium contracted to build it $339 million to walk away from the project.
Clay Lucas Melbourne set to get its first "five-star" rooftop camping ground.
Developer David Marriner loses millions in potential profits after VCAT overturns approval for The Forum
Clay Lucas Developer David Marriner has lost millions of dollars in potential profits, after a permit to build a 32-level hotel granted to him by Matthew Guy was overturned at the state planning tribunal.
Clay Lucas An investigation into toxic groundwater in the industrial area of Fishermans Bend - which is to be redeveloped as four new residential suburbs - has been launched almost three years after a secret...
Clay Lucas High-rise development has been all but banned along strip shopping centres in some of Melbourne's richest suburbs, after new laws were put in place by the Andrews government.
Clay Lucas A plan by developer Grocon to build a 46-level apartment tower on Spring Street just metres from Parliament House and Treasury has been killed off by Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Clay Lucas Bruce Echberg bought into the CBD in the first wave of apartment development in Melbourne, in the early days of Melbourne City Council's "Postcode 3000" program - designed to bring residential living...