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Council should emulate Netflix and offer ratepayers choice, says data expert

Council should emulate Netflix and offer ratepayers choice, says data expert

Ratepayers should be able to 'talk' with their local council like choosing a service from Netflix, a data expert has told a conference of Queensland councils.

  • by Tony Moore

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World-class care received when giving birth at Centenary Hospital
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Opinion

World-class care received when giving birth at Centenary Hospital

Lately, too many negative stories about Canberra's public health system have been brought to light in the media.

'Scam': Developer to use parkland to offset koala habitat destruction
Animals

'Scam': Developer to use parkland to offset koala habitat destruction

Housing project on Sydney's south-western fringe will remove koala habitat with the developer using existing council parkland to compensate for the destruction.

  • by Peter Hannam
200,000 new residents: Melbourne's northern suburbs need huge infrastructure injection
Development

200,000 new residents: Melbourne's northern suburbs need huge infrastructure injection

A report for a group representing Melbourne's north calls for a range of big infrastructure projects to be started over the next decade.

  • by Clay Lucas
'Haves and have-nots': Income gap widens between outer and inner Melbourne
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'Haves and have-nots': Income gap widens between outer and inner Melbourne

Melbourne is becoming a place of "haves and have nots" as the gap in income growth between the inner suburbs and the fast-growing fringe widens, new research shows.

  • by Clay Lucas
Save industrial land from apartments, says Greater Sydney Commission
Planning

Save industrial land from apartments, says Greater Sydney Commission

Industrial land across Sydney needs to be protected to preserve the city's ability to supply itself with convenient goods, jobs and services, according to a new report.

  • by Jacob Saulwick
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Australian Museum bracing for 'nine visitors every minute'
Arts

Australian Museum bracing for 'nine visitors every minute'

Renovation of the Australian Museum is warranted, says new environmental impact statement.

  • by Linda Morris
Mum-and-dad plans languish while big developers surge ahead in WA Planning Commission
Planning

Mum-and-dad plans languish while big developers surge ahead in WA Planning Commission

A group of Singleton landowners south of Perth are angry at the WA Planning Commission after their rezoning application has stalled for a decade while similar neighbouring developments have breezed through.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Don’t treat developers as enemy: New York park expert
Planning

Don’t treat developers as enemy: New York park expert

The overseer of New York’s burgeoning parklands has a message for Australian urban planners: don’t treat property developers as the enemy.

  • by Tim Boreham
Massive, still-contaminated Defence site in Maribyrnong goes on market
Planning

Massive, still-contaminated Defence site in Maribyrnong goes on market

The latest step is reached in Defence's plan to offload massive 128-hectare site in Maribyrnong, to create what Scott Morrison has predicted will be 6000 new homes.

  • by Clay Lucas
Luna Park secured after planning changes ensure rides for Christmas
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Planning

Luna Park secured after planning changes ensure rides for Christmas

The state government said it would amend planning laws to make it easier for operators to install new rides.

  • by Jacob Saulwick