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MORE THAN A YEAR ON, HAS ‘SKY RAIL’ TURNED SUBURBS INTO GHETTOS?

More than a year after the first train ran along elevated rail lines in Melbourne’s south-eastern corridor, residents say “sky rail” has increased quality of life and added to the vibrancy of local communities, and realtors say fears of a property price plunge have been assuaged. Stretches…

NSW Transport Reshuffle a Chance to Rethink Mobility

  Author: Jason Packenham, Associate, ASPECT Studios.   *Article originally published on The Fifth Estate.   OPINION: The NSW government’s recent announcement that Roads and Maritime Services – until now the state’s standalone roads agency – will be integrated into Transport for NSW could not…

A LESSON ON UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF ELEVATED RAIL: CAULFIELD TO DANDENONG LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL

Adam Kiekebosch, Infrastructure Director, ASPECT Studios. Melbourne’s Level Crossing Removal Program has been progressively removing level crossings from across Melbourne since 2015. The benefits of grade separated rail in alleviating traffic congestion, improving safety, and increasing the capacity of the train network are obvious and…

ABC GARDENING AUSTRALIA: WILD PLAY

https://youtu.be/kY3JfpkDx6I ABC Gardening Australia: Series 30 | Episode 2 The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden in Sydney is purpose built for kids to go wild in and explore the wonders of nature – including water sprinklers on a hot day! “A few years ago…

RETROFITTING OF COMMERCIAL ROOFTOPS SHOULD BE GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT

80 Ann St, Mirvac.   Deb Robbins, Studio Director, ASPECT Studios Proposed changes by Brisbane City Council under Brisbane City Plan that incentivise the inclusion of green rooftops by residential developers have been warmly received by developers. The changes will enable developers to include communal…

Time for Sydney to take cycling seriously

Cycling in New York Author: Jason Packenham, Associate, ASPECT Studios. *Article originally published on The Fifth Estate.   As the world’s list of cities undergoing a cycling revolution continues to grow, you wonder when Sydney will finally reach a tipping point and take cycling as…