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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 A plan to widen Punt Road - in place for 61 years but now under active consideration by the Andrews government - has been criticised by more than 100 residents, businesses and property owners along...
Clay Lucas It was a new tax on the city's parking that was meant to help unclog roads and improve public transport.
Clay Lucas Bulldozing scores of homes on Punt Road to create a major highway could involve "the highly unacceptable loss" of parkland and open space on the Yarra riverfront, Melbourne City Council has told the...
Clay Lucas Residents whose homes will be badly affected by a new bridge unlocking one of Melbourne's worst traffic chokepoints say the Andrews government is trying to turn their fight to protect their houses...
Clay Lucas Welcome to Melbourne's most expensive park: a small playground to be created in South Melbourne that, thanks to Opposition leader Matthew Guy's rezoning of the Fishermans Bend urban renewal area,...
Clay Lucas and Richard Willingham Donations from property developers to political candidates creates a perception that politicians can be bought, according to Victoria's Ombudsman Deborah Glass.
Clay Lucas Writer Tony Reck lives in the ideal place to gather source material for his work.
Clay Lucas Zero car parking for apartment buildings located around vibrant commercial centres is acceptable, Victoria's planning tribunal has ruled in a new judgement over a South Yarra tower.
Clay Lucas A proposed road that would have linked Mount Buller to Mount Stirling has been ruled out by the Andrews government because of concerns over how the link would be built.
Clay Lucas The decontamination of a massive inner-city site dormant for more than a decade has begun, but owner the Defence Department isn't answering questions on its long-term plan for the land.
Clay Lucas Property developers would be banned from giving cash to council candidates under laws the Greens will attempt to introduce into state parliament next month.
Konrad Marshall and Clay Lucas Saying farewell at the airport was tougher than usual for people about to fly toward the famed City of Light, bathed in blood.
Clay Lucas Political donations are no bar to good governance according to Robert Doyle, who announced on Thursday he would seek re-election for a third term as lord mayor next year - and take campaign funds...
Clay Lucas Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has announced his intention to run for Town Hall's top job again in elections due late next year.
Clay Lucas and Simon Johanson A consortium led by a multi-millionaire property investor has been given 90 days by the Andrews government to prove it can build a new city on Melbourne's fringes.
Clay Lucas A massive refurbishment of Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena will include a new eastern entrance and loading bay to drastically cut down on loading times between concerts.
Clay Lucas Cars would be blocked from entering Melbourne's city centre under the latest vehicle-free proposal to be put forward by a city councillor.
Donation to lord mayor Robert Doyle sees him step aside from council decision on controversial CBD apartment tower
Clay Lucas Lord mayor Robert Doyle will not vote on Tuesday on whether a developer that failed to build underground parking required for a 72-level apartment tower did the wrong thing.
Clay Lucas In a first-world city like Melbourne, the difference between the best and the worst suburb is often not that extreme.
Clay Lucas In the 1960s, an avenue of trees along Geelong Road in Footscray was torn down for a road-widening project.