Bayside Council has rejected plans by basketball legend Andrew Bogut to build a mansion in Beaumaris, but local Cr Clarke Martin is now worried about what VCAT will do in a planned hearing. Lachlan Palfrey reports.
A survey of young Australians has highlighted a crisis in the Melbourne’s rental market. Two-thirds of respondents had experienced difficulties in finding somewhere to rent.
The unavailability of suitable housing, and its affordability, top the list of concerns for the 202 men and women who responded to the survey by Swinburne University journalism students.
Other prominent grievances include accusations that real estate agents and landlords discriminate against the young. The Standard news team reports.