Housing

A car-free development

A St Kilda building has been approved without a car park in an attempt to curb car ownership and provide more affordable apartments, writes Jay Turko.

Bringing it all back home

Is it time we stopped blaming Gen Y’s wanderlust for declining home ownership rates? Yazmine Lomax reports.

Housing renewal cautiously welcomed

The Andrews government’s public housing renewal program’s new “socially mixed” estates may appeal to tenants but some experts say they fear its success is unlikely. Julius Dennis reports.

Public housing plan won’t dent wait list, expert warns

The State Government plans to increase public housing dwellings by 10 per cent in Moonee Valley. But does it justify the sale of land to private developers? Amber Curtis, Brittany Lanyon and Caitlyn Quinn report.

Medium density builds fear in Boroondara residents

Experts advising the State Government on planning have dismissed calls by Boroondara residents for their council to rezone their areas in fear of medium density destroying their quality of life. Breeanna Tirant reports.

Grand and luxurious lifestyle no longer sustainable

A Hawthorn real estate agent says residents “can’t have their cake and eat it too” and medium density developments are needed to accommodate population. Annelise Answerth reports.

Residents told to make room

Older Boroondara residents who refuse to make way for development are “better off moving to the countryside”. Elana Frost reports on a call to move aside.