Jason Dowling has been a reporter at The Age for more than a decade. After breaking a significant number of stories for The Sunday Age as state political reporter, Jason was appointed City Editor for The Age. Jason has rotated through various areas of the paper including sport, business and general reporting.
Jason Dowling First it was guest parking spots. Then swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts, private dining rooms, libraries and concierges. Even private parks and gardens.
Jason Dowling Victoria's population is surging much faster than the Napthine government has predicted and is at growth levels former premier John Brumby described as too fast.
Adam Carey and Jason Dowling Victoria's biggest public transport project, the $4.8 billion Regional Rail Link, will not truly achieve its aim of untangling the tracks currently shared by Metro and V/Line trains, because of a...
Jason Dowling Thousands of homes are expected to be built at Torquay, west along the Great Ocean Road, after Planning Minister Matthew Guy rezoned a large parcel of land for urban development.
Jason Dowling Kangaroos will be shot and processed for commercial pet food sale for the first time in Victoria under two-year trial.
Jason Dowling Crown Casino could face a $1.5 million bill if it is found to have known - or should have known - that a former bank employee was ''unlikely to have gained access to the sorts of funds she expended...
Josh Gordon and Jason Dowling Long-demanded rail link to Melbourne airport will be included in an expanded Metro rail tunnel plan.
Jason Dowling Port Melbourne residents fear a perfect storm in traffic congestion from the $1.6 billion Port of Melbourne expansion and the 250-hectare Fishermans Bend urban renewal plan.
Adam Carey and Jason Dowling The proposed Melbourne Metro rail tunnel will still deliver passengers into the city centre, despite the Napthine government's recent decision to scrap plans to tunnel beneath Swanston Street.
Jason Dowling There is no train to Melbourne Airport - but how about a helicopter?
Jason Dowling Public Transport Ombudsman has received more than 8000 complaints in two years - with many about the myki ticketing system.
Jason Dowling International planning experts have called for a major overhaul of the development of Docklands with smaller intimate spaces and better connections to the seven kilometres of waterfront.
Jason Dowling A planned 50-storey apartment and hotel development on the front step of Queen Victoria Market could be the first of a swag of new high-rise towers to overlook the market.
Jason Dowling Late-night shopping and restaurants as well as "pop-up" seasonal shops will be encouraged as part of a new four-year 40-point strategy to guide retail and hospitality in central Melbourne.
Jason Dowling It is a peaceful, beautiful site 15 metres beneath the flowing tides at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.
Jason Dowling Assaults and thefts recorded at train stations hit a five-year high in the first year protective services officers were deployed, police crime statistics show.
Jason Dowling Over-height trucks have forced lane closures in CityLink tunnels more than a dozen times in the past year, causing major traffic delays and 'an unsafe environment for other drivers'.
Jason Dowling Cities should retain and transform their old industrial eyesores into modern open space, the man who helped create Manhattan's famous West Side High Line urban park says.
Jason Dowling The number of people killed on Victoria's roads has plummeted by more than 16 per cent, with the state on course for a historic low annual road toll.
Jason Dowling Debate about overseas migration and population growth is ridiculous because Victoria has embraced faster growth in the past, Planning Minister Matthew Guy said.