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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 construction industry super fund wants Planning Minister Matthew Guy to approve a new skyscraper to replace the 1960s Suncorp building on Collins Street with a tower so high it would overshadow the...
Aisha Dow & Clay Lucas Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle has vowed to fight plans for a skyscraper that would overshadow the State Library forecourt “all the way to the minister”.
Clay Lucas The Napthine government says its signature transport project, the East West Link, will shave almost an hour off travel times between the Eastern Freeway and CityLink.
Clay Lucas Victoria's public transport services remain poorly co-ordinated despite repeated promises from state governments over the past decade, the Auditor-General has found.
Clay Lucas The Melbourne Zoo wants large parts of Royal Park dug up to create 1000 extra parking bays, and indicated it wanted the plan included as part of the East West Link bidding process.
Clay Lucas Legal advice from a constitutional law expert has placed a fresh focus on the pace with which the Napthine government is pushing through plans for its signature transport project, the East West Link.
Clay Lucas Renters could get new protection from having large numbers of prospective buyers coming through their homes for "open for inspections" when the house they live in is put up for sale.
Clay Lucas Melbourne’s apartment building boom is delivering poor outcomes for the city, with a third of new units badly designed and almost half too small, a forum on city planning will hear on Monday...
Clay Lucas Victoria’s state architect will stand down next month despite long-awaited design rules for the design of high-rise apartments remaining incomplete.
Clay Lucas Opponents of a $14m chairlift plan at Arthurs Seat have gone to VCAT to stop the project, and want the new ‘‘skylift’’ at the centre of a council by-election next month.
Clay Lucas Planning Minister Matthew Guy has given the green light to developers for a proliferation of skyscrapers on prime land bordering the CBD, planners and the state opposition say.
Clay Lucas Architects have demanded that strict design standards be enforced on new apartments or risk a generation of residents in new high-rise towers being forced to live in substandard homes.
Clay Lucas Ever wondered if the city’s new architects get the benefit of learning in a beautifully designed building?
Clay Lucas A community boating association says a new $2.5 million city boathouse on the Yarra – for use by one of Melbourne's elite private schools – has come at the cost of it having somewhere to...
Clay Lucas and Timna Jacks New high-rise apartments in Melbourne would be subject to strict new building rules under guidelines being considered by Victoria’s state architect.
Clay Lucas The Dog's Bar in St Kilda, a well-known local landmark in the suburb, has been closed and the man who has run it for over a decade has been locked out - until this afternoon at least.
Clay Lucas For more than a decade Melbourne has derided Docklands as a failed planning experiment, but Docklands has quietly become one of the nation’s economic engine rooms.
Clay Lucas Rosati pioneered Melbourne’s avant-garde dining scene when it opened in 1986. New operators hope to renew the buzz.
Adam Carey and Clay Lucas Dozens of Melbourne homeowners who live in the path of the proposed East West Link have been told the Napthine government intends to acquire their homes by early October, despite recent changes to...
Adam Carey, Clay Lucas Moreland Council launched a strike against the Napthine government's signature major project on Friday night.