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Twin towers set to soar above heritage-listed hotel

The state’s key planning body has approved a project to build two 32-storey towers behind the heritage-listed Newmarket Hotel on the corner of North and West Terrace, despite them standing 65m higher than the recommended local limit and forcing a change to the flight path of incoming aircraft.

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Opinion

The green key to tackling urban sprawl

Containing urban sprawl requires a new take on the often ad hoc approach to urban infill. Reimagining existing green spaces and providing new ones will encourage homebuyers not to chase a new block in a remote subdivision, while maintaining the liveability of existing suburbs, argues Julian Bolleter and Cristina E. Ramalho.