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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.
Adam Carey and Clay Lucas Tony Abbott's threat to take back $3 billion from Victoria for the East West Link if Labor cancels the project contradicts an agreement he signed with Premier Denis Napthine seven weeks ago.
Clay Lucas Planning Minister Matthew Guy did not consider the business case for the $6.8 billion East West Link when he approved the road, instead relying largely upon Plan Melbourne – a strategy he...
Clay Lucas Melbourne would be heading in a dramatically different direction if the draft of the 40-year plan for the city - written by six experts hand-picked by planning minister Matthew Guy - had been adopted.
Melbourne Council gets new planning protections from Matthew Guy - but only in areas held by Liberal MP
Clay Lucas On his final day as planning minister, Matthew Guy granted new highly protective zoning rules to streets in South Yarra, in the marginal seat of Prahran, held by the Liberal Party.
Clay Lucas A third Melbourne council has lodged a legal challenge against the Napthine government's signature infrastructure project, the East West Link.
Clay Lucas City apartments being used as "party pads" by people renting from sharing websites like Airbnb would be stamped out under a state election pledge by Labor.
Clay Lucas Controversial Frankston MP Geoff Shaw is handing out how-to-vote cards in his electorate that includes an endorsement from Tim Costello, something the chief executive of World Vision objects to.
Clay Lucas The Coalition is promising to add a helipad and emergency room to the new Monash Children's Hospital if elected.
Clay Lucas The southern hemisphere's tallest residential tower - approved in Southbank by Planning Minister Matthew Guy this year - will overshadow the Shrine of Remembrance on winter afternoons, a new report...
Clay Lucas and Adam Carey The government pressed on with $6.8bn road tunnel plans, but planners say the Melbourne Metro project would bring much better returns.
Clay Lucas Two of Melbourne's busiest freeways were closed for several hours on Monday after three people died in fatal accidents.
Clay Lucas The Napthine government paid elite private school Scotch College $5.4 million for a thin strip of land, taken for a road widening project, that was previously valued at just over $1 million by the...
Clay Lucas A deal between the Napthine government and a developer wanting to build a $4 billion marina near Geelong is for wetlands that should be protected, an environmental group says.
Clay Lucas The East West Link will "bust congestion", Denis Napthine says.
Clay Lucas One of Melbourne's richest municipalities has been given the green light by Planning Minister Matthew Guy to virtually eradicate any new medium-density and high-rise housing development in its...
Clay Lucas Melbourne City Council will ask Planning Minister Matthew Guy to reverse changes he made to a Collins Street property title that enabled a developer with links to the Liberal Party to sell it for a...
Clay Lucas At the Coalition's campaign launch, Premier Denis Napthine chose to talk up spending on rail rather than focus on the next-to-be-completed East West road link.
Clay Lucas A plan to build 75 new trains for Melbourne, 75 new E-class trams and 24 new V/Locity rail cars for V/Line will be a key policy promise at the Napthine Government's campaign launch in Ballarat.
Clay Lucas Planning Minister Matthew Guy's revamp of Melbourne's residential zones could be overturned if Labor wins this month's state election, with the opposition promising a major review of the new rules.
Royce Millar, Clay Lucas, Chris Vedelago The Napthine government's rushed re-routing of the new underground rail line to Fishermans Bend is disrupting plans for billions of dollars of residential and commercial projects in Docklands and...