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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.

Parkland among casualties as Eastern Freeway widened for new toll road

Parkland among casualties as Eastern Freeway widened for new toll road

Widening the Eastern Freeway to more than 20 lanes will see large chunks of parkland taken in Balwyn North and Doncaster.

  • by Clay Lucas & Timna Jacks

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'Pantscraper' park under attack from heritage group

'Pantscraper' park under attack from heritage group

Park to be built on Collins Street will be as big as the City Square and the first new sizeable public open space added to the city grid since 1980.

  • by Clay Lucas
'Get the smug look off your face': Corkman cowboys could still build tower

'Get the smug look off your face': Corkman cowboys could still build tower

Magistrate hands out $600,000 in fines over asbestos, as Melbourne City Council asks planning minister to allow 40-metre height limit on much of the site.

  • by Clay Lucas
Corkman developers blasted in court, fined more than $500,000

Corkman developers blasted in court, fined more than $500,000

The magistrate said he would have jailed the two developers who demolished the Corkman Hotel if he could have.

  • by Clay Lucas
Docklands owners sue for $24m over fire, as date to fix cladding looms

Docklands owners sue for $24m over fire, as date to fix cladding looms

The legal case begins into a 2014 Docklands apartment fire, with everyone involved blaming another party.

  • by Clay Lucas
Labor speaker orders Ventnor papers taken offline over privacy issues

Labor speaker orders Ventnor papers taken offline over privacy issues

Documents relating to Matthew Guy's farmland rezoning removed from Parliament's website after it emerged that sensitive information had also been published.

  • by Clay Lucas
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Radioactive waste to be moved from uni to safe storage in Yallambie

Radioactive waste to be moved from uni to safe storage in Yallambie

More than 200 drums of radioactive waste are to be transferred from Melbourne University and stored indefinitely in the city's leafy outer suburbs.

  • by Clay Lucas
Five million Melburnians: City's population hits milestone tomorrow

Five million Melburnians: City's population hits milestone tomorrow

Official data says the 5 million mark will be passed sometime on Saturday. It was only eight years ago that we topped 4 million - how did we get so big so quickly?

  • by Clay Lucas & Craig Butt
Apple Fed Square upgrade fails to impress planners at city council

Apple Fed Square upgrade fails to impress planners at city council

Problems remain with Apple's Federation Square store, Melbourne City Council officers say.

  • by Clay Lucas
Large holes remain in Victoria's suburban rail loop plan

Large holes remain in Victoria's suburban rail loop plan

Huge questions remain over government's suburban rail loop proposal

  • by Clay Lucas
Suburban Rail Loop: Can we build it? Yes, we can, experts say.

Suburban Rail Loop: Can we build it? Yes, we can, experts say.

Engineering challenges presented by a rail project circling the city’s middle suburbs are sizeable but those in the know say they're far from insurmountable.

  • by Clay Lucas