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Jason Dowling has been a reporter at The Age for more than a decade. He has been State Political reporter for The Sunday Age and City Editor for The Age and is now a senior reporter at The Age.
Jason Dowling How will Plan Melbourne, released last week effect you? Jason Dowling peers over the fence.
Jason Dowling A freeze on Commonwealth grants to local councils has been described as a ''creeping cancer'' by a rural mayor who said local government was already on a knife's edge.
Jason Dowling The number of graffiti clean-ups in Melbourne's CBD has soared more than 30 per cent in three years with Melbourne City Council's $1 million-a-year deterrent policy of rapidly removing graffiti...
Jason Dowling One of the state’s earliest and most complete examples of rural German architecture and of Victoria’s early multicultural settlement is on the market.
Jason Dowling A combination of positive economic assumptions and robust state tax growth has provided Treasurer Michael O'Brien a healthy looking balance sheet.
Jason Dowling Twitter could be faster at detecting earthquakes, bushfires, floods, cyclones and even terrorist attacks than conventional emergency sources with new CSIRO software monitoring tweets and...
Jason Dowling An artificial reef in Port Phillip Bay, water tanks in every home, reduced heritage controls and permeable footpaths are just some of the ideas being discussed to counter future flooding in Elwood...
Jason Dowling A new suburb the size of a regional city on one of the best development sites in Melbourne is expected to be announced soon by the state government.
Jason Dowling The vexed issue of how to deal with dangerous dogs or dog attacks is challenging the legal, financial and policy capacity of local councils.
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Jason Dowling First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.
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.