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Fake island, complete with skyscraper and casino, was planned for South Bank

Fake island, complete with skyscraper and casino, was planned for South Bank

Previously confidential cabinet minutes show the Ahern government considered a controversial plan for the future of South Bank after Expo 88.

  • by Felicity Caldwell

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The developments set to shape Canberra's landscape in 2019
Development

The developments set to shape Canberra's landscape in 2019

This year alone, the planning and land authority approved more than 930 applications for developments.

  • by Han Nguyen
Residents pack up their troubles as Opal Tower empties again
Development

Residents pack up their troubles as Opal Tower empties again

Compensation packages cool tempers as temperatures rise at cracked high-rise apartment tower,

  • by Josh Dye
Towers of Trouble
Investigation
Investigation

Towers of Trouble

In 2001, the Herald reported that some of Sydney's new high rises were so plagued with faults that the units failed building codes and were difficult to resell.

  • by Gerard Ryle, Harvey Grennan & Jane Burton Taylor
'Trust is low': Opal Tower developer admits evacuation indefinite
Property development

'Trust is low': Opal Tower developer admits evacuation indefinite

Exasperated residents have no idea when they will be allowed to return home, and have become frustrated no one has accepted responsibility for the building's problems.

  • by Josh Dye
'Absolutely no danger': Developer defends evacuated Opal Tower building
Development

'Absolutely no danger': Developer defends evacuated Opal Tower building

Ecove director Bassam Aflak defended the "high-quality building", saying the project's builder, Icon, was a "well-established high-quality builder".

  • by Megan Gorrey & Josh Dye
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Green light for Anzac Park East building demolition
Canberra

Green light for Anzac Park East building demolition

The demolition would clear the path for the site to be redeveloped with housing and commercial space.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy
'Extreme urgency': State scrambles to investigate Opal Tower crack
Construction

'Extreme urgency': State scrambles to investigate Opal Tower crack

Investigators are racing to identify the cause of the cracking, described by a planning expert as "staggering".

  • by Josh Dye & Megan Gorrey
Olympic Park residents make new sleeping arrangements after Christmas Eve evacuation
Development

Olympic Park residents make new sleeping arrangements after Christmas Eve evacuation

British tourists Fiona and Leon Senior are among hundreds of residents stranded on Christmas morning after an internal wall cracked in a Sydney residential tower.

  • by Tom Decent & Jenny Noyes
She spent two years building a tiny house. Thieves wheeled it away.

She spent two years building a tiny house. Thieves wheeled it away.

Only stray bricks and wooden boards remained where Meghan Panu's house once stood.

  • by Isaac Stanley-Becker
Barr government's marijuana plan an invitation to criminals
Opinion
Opinion

Barr government's marijuana plan an invitation to criminals

It may soon be open season on growing marijuana in the ACT.

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