Sydney Morning Herald reports that “SYDNEY will be reinvented as a high-density metropolis serviced by mass-transit subways under a transport blueprint being developed by senior state and federal government bureaucrats.
Powerful new legislation underpinning a proposed metro network costing $13 billion will enable transport and planning officials to reshape the inner suburbs of Sydney, paving the way for apartment towers as high as 15 storeys as well as large-scale retail and office blocks.”
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Sydney Morning Herald reports
“THE closer you live to the city, the better chance you have of being trim, a study of Sydney suburbs has found.
University of NSW researchers, in conjunction with the NSW Department of Health, examined residents in 40 local government areas across Sydney.
They found those living in the outer suburbs were 30 to 50 per cent more at risk of being overweight and 40 to 60 per cent less likely to be physically active than their inner-city counterparts.”
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The Age reports
“MELBOURNE(Australia) might continue to sprawl to the west, with a potential shift of the city’s urban growth boundary revealed in plans for a new ring road.
The outer metropolitan ring road, which will also include a rail link, will run in an arc from Avalon Airport to the Hume Highway.
The road is set to be included in the State Government’s transport plan, due out within days.”
SOURCE: The Age.com.au – Melbourne urban sprawl may grow with new outer ring road.
The Nelson Mail (NZ) reports that “A waterfront amphitheatre, a promenade area and a heritage orchard are some of the ideas included in the design for a $1 million waterfront park to transform Mapua’s former toxic site.
Mapua-based landscape architect and urban design expert Robin Simpson is leading the project and is working with Nelson landscape architect Heidi Stewart on the concept plan.”
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