Jason Dowling

Jason Dowling

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.

Collingwood's Yorkshire Brewery plays trump card: spill-over space for guests

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.

Victoria's population soars faster than expectations

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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.

Cutbacks compromise $5b Regional Rail Link

Train at Wallace

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...

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Planning Minister Matthew Guy sparks sprawl fears as Torquay land is rezoned

Locals at the Torquay site.

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.

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Culled kangaroos to be harvested in Victoria for pet food sale

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Jason Dowling Kangaroos will be shot and processed for commercial pet food sale for the first time in Victoria under two-year trial.

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Bendigo Bank claims $1.5m from Crown for stolen funds

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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...

Metro rail tunnel plan will include Melbourne airport link

Denis Napthine.

Josh Gordon and Jason Dowling Long-demanded rail link to Melbourne airport will be included in an expanded Metro rail tunnel plan.

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Residents' amenity fears over Port of Melbourne projects

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.

Shifting Melbourne Metro rail tunnel west a 'catastrophe': Doyle

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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.

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In a hurry? Try a five-minute chopper ride to Melbourne Airport

Jason Dowling There is no train to Melbourne Airport - but how about a helicopter?

Myki 'main cause of complaints' to public transport watchdog

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Jason Dowling Public Transport Ombudsman has received more than 8000 complaints in two years - with many about the myki ticketing system.

Docklands faces overhaul as Gehl report urges major changes

The precinct should 'emphasise human interaction' and 'celebrate the potential of the waterfront as a recreational area'.

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.

Queen Victoria Market set for 50-storey tower on doorstep

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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.

New plan to encourage late-night CBD shops, restaurants

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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.

Divers pay tribute to HMAS Goorangai: tragic guardian of the bay

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Jason Dowling It is a peaceful, beautiful site 15 metres beneath the flowing tides at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.

Train station assaults and thefts up despite PSOs

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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.

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Over-height trucks causing tunnel chaos

Trucks in Melbourne

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'.

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Call to transform city eyesores into open spaces

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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.

State's road deaths fall to historic low

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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.

Cutting migration ridiculous: Guy

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.