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 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.
Jason Dowling Mr Guy said a rail link to the airport was ''something that the government is looking at and has looked at both publicly and behind the scenes''.
Jason Dowling In less than four decades the east-west link from the Eastern Freeway to M80 Ring Road, the north-east link completing the ring road, an outer ring road, the Melbourne metro rail project, new railway...
Jason Dowling A 40-year vision for Melbourne will move to reduce urban sprawl with tighter urban boundaries.
Jason Dowling Critics emerging to take swings at the motoring group over its forthright support for the east-west link.
Jason Dowling Borrowing big could be the answer to boosting Victoria's public transport network, according to the state's public transport boss.
Royce Millar and Jason Dowling Victorians will never get to see the economic rationale for the state's most expensive transport project, with the Napthine government ruling out public release of the business case for the...
Jason Dowling A new system to help gamblers set limits on their poker machine losses is likely to operate on the same card as venue loyalty programs aimed at maximising their spending.
Jason Dowling Alfresco smoking ban likely to be rolled out in a CBD laneway by October as part of a planned wider crackdown on smoking in outdoor drinking and dining areas in the city.
Jason Dowling It is a heritage park on $15 million real estate, and it will be off-limits to all but the lucky few.
Jason Dowling Infants in Victoria are legally allowed to sit on the lap of another passenger when travelling in a bus or taxi - and now there is a push to extend the exemption to tow trucks "where no appropriate...
Jason Dowling State government rejects calls for expiry dates on grave sites in Victoria.
Jason Dowling One of the biggest state government land sales in the past decade was decided in just a week.
Jason Dowling The planned multi-billion dollar tollway connecting the Eastern Freeway to CityLink will emerge in Parkville sporting fields, but the footprint of a city off-ramp remains unclear.