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Old February 3rd, 2013, 09:49 AM   #41
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Meriton Apartments have lodged a development application with the Planning Assessment Commission to increase the heights of a proposed development at Chatswood (currently site preparation & excavation).

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Tower 1 - 48 levels/154 metres
Tower 2 - 37 levels/123 metres

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Tower 1 - 32 levels/104 metres
Tower 2 - 30 levels/98 metres





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Old February 3rd, 2013, 09:19 PM   #42
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The tallest building proposed for Sydney is not for its main central business district, but rather Parramatta, 20km west of the city.

The building is slated to be an apartment tower rising tl 78 floors and 276 metres tall. There are plans for an observation deck given that Parramatta is located close to the geographic centre of the city.



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Old February 9th, 2013, 06:10 AM   #43
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Some photos by Frasers of the Central Park Development at Chippendale.

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Retail atrium looking up


Dining terrace slowly taking shape


West view from the 29th floor


Stairs from Chippendale Green to the lowest retail level


Broadway facade and plants

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Old March 14th, 2013, 07:38 AM   #44
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Chinese Developer Greenland wants to redevelop the Sydney Water HQ site with the tallest building in the Sydney Central Business District.

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Old March 16th, 2013, 12:21 AM   #45
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Wooww, nice.

Sydney's tallest, so it needs to be about 250 m up
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Old March 17th, 2013, 12:19 AM   #46
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They can actually add an architectural feature to take the final height to about 260 metres.

Meanwhile at Parramatta, the proposed Aspire Tower has had another increase in height. It will now be 88 levels, up from 78 levels.

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Old March 17th, 2013, 12:21 AM   #47
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170 000 new dwellings are proposed for Sydney including thousands of new units in towers up to 30 levels high.

From The Sun Herald

170,000 new homes to revive dream

Nicole Hasham
Published: March 17, 2013 - 3:00AM

The largest release of housing lots in 20 years will bring home ownership within reach for thousands of young families, the state government said.

Up to 171,000 homes will be built across 31 new and existing suburbs, alongside land for new shops, schools and transport.

The government said it would address a severe housing shortage that has locked many would-be buyers out of the market, but will not guarantee the plan will meet Sydney's thirst for new homes.

It will also make the final decision on land to be rezoned, despite a pre-election promise that planning powers would be returned to communities. This is raising fears that plans will be rammed through without local support.

The government has promised "housing types to suit all budgets" will be built in existing suburbs and new areas at the city's fringe. Construction will begin next year.

They will be built along new rail and light-rail links and coincide with major road projects, including the M5 west widening and WestConnex.

Premier Barry O'Farrell said the government wanted to "make home ownership a reality again".

"The more blocks of land we can release, the greater downward pressure we can put on housing because it's been so high for so long," he said.

It follows warnings that a lost generation of would-be home buyers is looming, unable ever to purchase a home, unless the government acts now to save them.

Associate director of BIS Shrapnel Kim Hawtrey told a forecasting conference on Thursday that "something needs to be done to get this generation back into the housing market".

It came after the release of figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing the number of first-home loan approvals in NSW had dropped 63 per cent since the government scrapped the $7000 first home owner's grant for existing properties.

Mr O'Farrell said measures to cut red tape, release land and boost builder and homebuyer confidence lifted housing completions in Sydney last year to more than 18,000, the highest level since 2006. The government said about 27,400 extra homes would be needed each year.

The Planning Minister Brad Hazzard would not guarantee that this program would meet that need.

"We are aiming to achieve the target, if possible. I can guarantee there is more effort going in to provide a mix of housing and downward pressure on prices for renters and home purchasers than has happened in more than a decade," he said.

As Fairfax Media reported on Friday, eight existing urban areas, including Randwick and North Ryde, have been earmarked for apartment blocks up to 30 storeys high.

The program includes 27,000 homes around eight new railway stations along the North West Rail Link, including Kellyville and Castle Hill. Land will be rezoned at precincts near that rail line and another in the south west to provide a further 30,000 new homes, and planning will start for more homes around the North West Growth Centre.

Seven undeveloped sites at the city's fringe will also be closely examined.

Other sites to be considered could lead to a further 60,000 homes at suburbs including west and south Wilton, near where the federal government is assessing the viability of a second Sydney airport. Mr O'Farrell does not support that option.

Mr Hazzard said the government would have the final say on rezoning decisions, but would consult closely with councils and the community.

Randwick's Labor mayor Tony Bowen said its council had "no input whatsoever" in nominating its two precincts. Auburn City Council likened the process to the "removal of local planning powers and decision-making from council by the State Government".

Hornsby mayor Steve Russell said he did not oppose the plan, as long as local governments had a central role.

Infrastructure would be funded partly with levies but Mr Hazzard said changes to contributions schemes were being considered.

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Old May 6th, 2013, 07:21 AM   #48
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Here are the designs for Crown Sydney. An announcement on the final design will be made this month.

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Just posting here what has already been posted in the 200m+ thread.

CROWN BARANGAROO RENDERS

The Telegraph states that the height is ''about 235m'' however I think that is the KPF proposal - Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and Wilkinson Eyre both look CONSIDERABLY TALLER than C3 (red tower) which is 217m to top of architectural feature.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture







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Old May 7th, 2013, 11:29 PM   #49
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Wooww, nice.

Sydney's tallest, so it needs to be about 250 m up
It is most likely going to be about 260 metres when designs are formalised hopefully later this year. The tower itself is planned to have an architectural feature atop it.

These elevations have been provided as part of a revised development application lodged with Sydney City Council. The existing tower will remain but extra floors will be built atop it to save construction time.

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And the elevations from the design report;
http://development.cityofsydney.nsw....sp?tpk=1100596

With the 10% uplift for an architectural feature, it will appear almost 40m taller than World Tower on the skyline.







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Old May 8th, 2013, 07:47 AM   #50
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Some photos I took on May 3 of progress at the Central Park development (Inner City suburb of Chippendale).

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Old June 10th, 2013, 12:14 AM   #51
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The Sydney Morning Herald (10/6/2013): Sydney City Council express their total opposition to the redevelopment of Darling Harbour.

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Old June 11th, 2013, 06:54 AM   #52
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Recent article in a suburban newspaper (The Mosman Daily) on construction projects in North Sydney (6/6/2013).

Thanks to upwards for grabbing a screenshot of the article for us.

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Old June 23rd, 2013, 10:43 AM   #53
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Echo Group, the owners of The Star Casino have unveiled plans to further expand the casino by turning it into a major resort.

Source: The Sunday Telegraph - Sydney (23/6/2013)

The Star casino strikes back at James Packer in $1.1b revamp





THE Star casino will strike back against James Packer today, unveiling a $1.1 billion masterplan to transform its Pyrmont complex into a spectacular integrated resort, featuring 1150 hotel rooms and $25,000-a-night villas.

The plan, revealed exclusively to The Sunday Telegraph, includes two new 27-storey luxury hotels, three rooftop pool retreats and 50 restaurants and bars - and possibly a new name.

Three storeys will be added to the existing Star casino building, topped with a 4500sq m aquatic park and five ultra-premium Quarterdeck villas.

The three-storey villas - featuring an infinity pool with panoramic views to the Sydney city skyline and the harbour - are designed to attract the world's biggest gamblers, who come with a bankroll of at least $1 million.

"This is a resort that screams excitement," one Star executive said.

The revamped entertainment mecca also aims to appeal to convention-goers and middle-class Chinese tourists by offering four-star rooms and mid-priced dining options.

The development would double the number of visits to The Star by interstate and international tourists to 2.6 million a year when completed by 2019, according to a study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers for The Star's owner Echo Entertainment. Echo chief executive John Redmond will outline the full development plan today, after the final documents were handed to the state government on Friday.

Mr Redmond - a veteran of the Las Vegas gaming scene - developed the plan with leading international casino architect Paul Steelman, who he has known for 20 years.

Mr Steelman, who recently completed Four Seasons Macau and the 488-room Solaire casino resort in Manila, is currently designing or constructing 85 gaming and entertainment projects, worth around $30 billion.

Echo is locked in a fierce battle with Mr Packer's Crown Resorts, which is asking the government to end The Star's Sydney casino monopoly when its exclusive licence expires in 2019.

Crown has submitted a $1.5 billion plan to build an iconic 250-metre casino resort tower at Barangaroo.

A panel led by former Commonwealth Bank chief David Murray will assess the final proposals and recommend to Premier Barry O'Farrell which plan will deliver stronger returns to taxpayers and the state economy. A decision is expected within weeks.

Echo is not seeking an increase to its 1500 poker machine limit, with only seven per cent of the additional floor space proposed to be dedicated to new gaming facilities.

The development would also be contained within The Star's present footprint at Pyrmont.

The two new hotels will stand 118m-tall.

It is believed Mr Redmond is negotiating with several international hotel chains not presently in Australia - possibly including the Mandarin Oriental - to operate the proposed 180-room, five-star hotel.

Echo may seek to operate the 328 six-star hotel itself initially, along with its existing boutique offering The Darling and the Astral Tower.

Echo executives believe The Star plan has an edge over Crown as it is truly a tourist-focused integrated resort with accommodation and entertainment options spanning different price points.

"This is the real deal - it's not a plan for a bid, but a plan for an actual development," one executive said.

The Echo plan also seeks to complement the government's $2 billion international convention centre development at Darling Harbour and Sydney City Council's parks enhancement program.

Echo proposes staging a public competition to design the waterfront parkland areas stretching around the development.

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Old June 24th, 2013, 09:33 AM   #54
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Chatswood construction updates (10km north of the city centre).

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Upwards gave us floor updates to support the photos:

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tower 1 (metrogrand) level 28 in box tops out at level 60

tower 2 (metroview ) topped out , jump frame removed, level 35

tower 3 (metrospire ) level 35 in box tops out at level 56
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Old August 12th, 2013, 01:28 PM   #55
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International Towers

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hoarding going up.!! along hickson road

we have a rise.
core is well above hickson rd
also ground level slab being formed.

silly trees stood in the way

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Old August 18th, 2013, 10:39 AM   #56
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Amended plans for the hotel complex at Darling Harbour have been released. Instead of two hotel towers, there will be the single hotel tower. That tower will now be taller. This is being built as part of the AUD$1 billion redevelopment of the Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre.

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A 32 level/115 metre office tower is slated for North Sydney. This week it was announced that Australian construction company - Leighton will be the anchor tenant.

The architects are Bates Smart.

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The proposed 70 storey/236 metre Sydney Greenland Centre has been given stage one approval by Sydney City Council. This means the height and floors have been set. Now there will be a design competition for the site.
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In Sydney, clubs based in the city centre have been struggling financially as membership numbers drop and are constrained by space and cost in which to expand. Some have not survived, but others have explored redevelopment options.

One such club is the City Tattersalls Club which is based midtown, one block away from the city's main retail precinct and Sydney Tower and is helped by the fact that the site is zoned for highrises.

The club wants to build a 48 level tower as part of a redevelopment with hotel and residential space.

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City Tattersalls Club proposes 48-level mixed use redevelopment
By Nicola Trotman
Wednesday, 28 August 2013

The City Tattersalls Club in Sydney has proposed a 48-floor building with mixed used potential for the Pitt Street location.

The redevelopment is part of a plan to change the clubs business model, reducing the financial dependence on gaming.

The development would include upgraded member facilities, commercial tenants, hotel rooms and 32 floors of designer residential apartments.

“A redevelopment would enhance the member experience providing an array of new facilities and services including a new state-of-the-art fitness centre, top rating day spa, restaurants and hotel rooms,” says City Tattersalls Club chairman Patrick Champion.


“By broadening the club’s offerings we hope to be able to improve facilities for present members and attract a new group of members from the surrounding business district, the broader Sydney community and international visitors – helping to secure the club’s future for another 100 years,” says Champion.

Dating back to 1895, the 2,3390-square-metre site currently houses three heritage listed buildings.

City Tattersalls Club CEO Tony Guilfoyle says the development will utilise the unused airspace, providing expansive views and the possibility of a restaurant on floors 47 or 48.

Jon Chomley of Colliers International says the supply of residential apartments in the city has been dwindling.

“Between January 2010 and May 2013, there were 2,577 new and established apartment transactions above $200,00 within the Sydney CBD, however sales volumes have been dwindling on an annual basis, with the most significant decline of 21% occurring during 2012,” says Chomley.

“If the trend reported in the first five months of 2013 continues, sale transactions are expected to be even lower this year.

“We believe the timing is right for a new supply of residential apartments in the heart of Sydney,” says Chomley.

Colliers International will run an expression of interest campaign from September 3 to attract a developer.

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Revised plans for a 20 level/90 metre building on the IMAX Theatre site at Darling Harbour have been released.

Costs of construction would be AUD$ 500 million and have over 40 000aq/m of office space. The building would also incorporate a new IMAX Theatre complex to replace the existing complex.





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