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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.
Clay Lucas Transurban's plan to build a $5.5 billion freeway through Melbourne's west is being fast-tracked by the Andrews government despite the toll road operator not having done soil testing and drilling for...
Clay Lucas The chief executive of Darebin Council is suing one of his own councillors for defamation, in the latest sign of instability at the inner north municipality.
Craig Butt and Clay Lucas Defective construction works at the Austin Hospital have caused extensive plumbing problems, a Supreme Court writ alleges, leading the Andrews government to sue builder Lend Lease for costs "in...
Clay Lucas New rules to ensure better apartments are built in Melbourne would improve living conditions but cost buyers tens of thousands of dollars more, the director of a national architecture firm says.
Clay Lucas Hiring Oscar-winning actor Charlize Theron to promote his luxury apartments in South Yarra cost developer Larry Kestelman $3 million.
Clay Lucas An ad binge may have failed to make the impact the Coalition sought because while transport was a hot-button issue in Victoria, it was not considered as important as unemployment, health, inflation...
Clay Lucas One of Victoria's biggest ever publicly-funded political ad sprees was a series of promises on transport, much of which turned out to be a mirage.
Clay Lucas and Aisha Dow A $135 million hotel and conference centre at Cape Schanck has been put on hold after a number of Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors said they were members of the RACV, the group behind the...
Clay Lucas Developer David Marriner has gone to the Supreme Court in a bid to overturn a ruling by the state planning tribunal that destroyed his permit to build a 32-storey hotel behind Flinders Street's Forum...
Clay Lucas Think Melbourne's trains, trams and buses are busy now? Just wait.
Clay Lucas and Royce Millar A community group that has worked closely with Labor in recent years has turned on the Andrews government, saying it is disappointed that a massive development in Fishermans Bend has been approved.
Clay Lucas Paying a gardener to encourage urban planting has sown discontent at Yarra Council.
Clay Lucas Tollway operator Transurban is building a freeway tunnel under western Sydney for half the price of a similar length tunnel and freeway it wants to build in Melbourne's west.
Clay Lucas A decade ago, a pocket of land next to South Yarra railway had 104 homes on it. Today, it has thousands.
Clay Lucas, Richard Willingham Neither Transurban nor the Andrews government are willing to identify how a proposed $5.5 billion freeway in Melbourne's west from the West Gate Freeway will link to CityLink – despite the toll...
Clay Lucas Darebin Council is under investigation over planning issues and its appointment of a chief executive on almost $400,000, with Local Government Minister Natalie Hutchins putting the council on...
Clay Lucas An extra $1 million will be thrown at the state's planning department in a bid to clear applications from developers for central Melbourne.
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.