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MARALINGA, Australia — Maralinga, a barren stretch of land in South Australia's remote western desert, is the country's only former nuclear test site open ... When tours started in 2016, the village was accessible by only two flights a week from Ceduna, the closest “large” city, which itself has a population of ...
The Northern Territory government will invest $25m to upgrade town camps, starting with urgent repairs to housing and infrastructure, as part of its response ... The One Mile Dam town camp, bordering the Darwin city centre, has had long-running housing problems, with about half the residences having no ...

WILD weather lashing Adelaide has forced the closure of Tasting Australia's main site The Town Square on one of its busiest days. ... on Saturday Tasting Australia released a statement confirming the area would be closed until 11am on Sunday because of the high winds and sporadic rainfall over the city.
From Melbourne's overcrowding issues to Adelaide's gutsy success story, here's what you said about the state of Australia's cities ... To go from a collection of beachside villages to the sixth-largest city in the country has been a bit like the rollercoaster rides you can experience at our theme parks – but ...
There's Perth, the westernmost city, closer to Bali than the east coast. Canberra, the flat, planned federal capital of fake lakes and roundabouts. Melbourne, with its changeable weather. Harbour-centric Sydney. Hobart, Australia's second-oldest city. Brisbane, split by the river. Darwin, the largest city of the ...
After the nightmare was over, we'd be sedated with a treat – a Redskin (Australians veer towards racism even with our confectionary), an ice block or a packet of frogs – before falling asleep in the stuffy Ford Cortina, hair matted to our temples, seat belts twisted into our skin and fingers dusted orange from ...

Melbourne's obsessed with Sydney, Sydney's obsessed with real estate, Brisbane is oblivious to them both. And then there's Western Australia ... See the whole Australian cities week series here · Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are published; Get all your needs met at the First ...
The two organisations are in discussions about Australia's first “dementia village”, sited just outside the Tasmanian capital Hobart. Everything about the design of the ... “Glenview designs residential care – not villages like this – with cafes and performance spaces,” she says. “Mona knows how to do things ...
The only public transport option to and from the airport is the Sky Bus, an express bus service between the airport and the city which can take up to 45 minutes. “Melbourne's airport needs a railway ... “Other great cities, most great cities with big airports, have railway linkages. Melbourne has been left behind ...
Art has played a vital role in in the Larapinta Valley Town Camp in Alice Springs since Yarrenyty Arltere Artists was founded in 2000. Alice Springs has long faced a well-documented battle with violent and alcohol-related crime, as well as problems with youth crime and substance abuse. The community art ...
The Australian rust belt city of Adelaide wants to replicate the same innovation model that has revived American cities like Chattanooga and Pittsburgh. ... As always, I'm looking for restaurants and food that tells a story about the area, the community, the history of the city, or an aspect of Australian life that is ...
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Thursday there is "some tension" in relations with Beijing, following accusations of Chinese meddling in the country's politics and concerns over China's influence in the South Pacific. In an Australian radio interview, Turnbull said ties remained positive overall ...
Today, the Gold Coast seems to be attempting that reinvention itself. It is Australia's fastest growing city and larger than three of its capital cities (Canberra, Hobart and Darwin), with the 2018 Commonwealth Games doubtless accelerating a maturation already under way. Every month or so there's a new hip ...
Government incentives have failed to entice property developers to build affordable housing in Australia's most overpriced market, leading to the ... The city was rated the second “least affordable” in the world behind Hong Kong and surging house prices, stagnant wages and decade-long waits for social ...
With five cities in the top 20 of the Economist Intelligence Unit's annual global liveability survey, Australia boasts some of the most attractive urban environments in the world. In the most recent edition, Melbourne was declared the world's most liveable city for the seventh year running, with Adelaide fifth, ...
This week, Guardian Cities has joined forces with Guardian Australia to explore some of these issues, as well as what makes Australia's cities such unique and ... Sally Breen basks in the sun-soaked hedonism of the Gold Coast, revealing a more complex city than outsiders' portrayals suggest, and at the ...
A six-car municipal police convoy skidded to a halt outside a Cape Town house, and police leaped from their cars at the offending sight: a trickle of hose .... Cape Town avoided the mistake made during Australia's Millennium Drought, when cities spent billions on massive desalination plants that had to be ...

Buying into an exclusive location in one of Australia's most desirable cities is becoming increasingly difficult to pull off, let alone afford, for those seeking even the most premium of properties. But whether your heart desires the beachfront, parkside or the buzz of the city, there's a handful of exclusively located apartment ...
The urban strain is also creating concerns for housing affordability. But this isn't criticism. Australia is far from alone in having cities such as Sydney struggling to accommodate a growing population across existing and complex networks of roads, rail and ferries. Also, building new infrastructure or expanding ...
While Sydney ranked 32 in the list of the world's most expensive cities, it was the 16th most expensive city in terms of rent, according to Numbeo. Sydney has this year risen to number 32 in this year's Cost of Living Index, up from 41 last year, according to Numbeo. Melbourne rose to 64, up from 77, while ...
Arrium's steelworks facilities in Whyalla, South Australia. The town and its steel industry are bouncing back after Mr Sanjeev Gupta sealed a deal to buy Arrium's mines and steelworks. His firm GFG Alliance plans to invest more than A$1 billion to upgrade the steelworks and improve its capacity by 50 per ...
Australia squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Jhye Richardson, Chadd Sayers, Mitchell Starc. Warm-up match: Australia beat South Africa A ...
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman last summer, an incident that led to protests and the ouster of the city's police chief, was jailed Tuesday on charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The shooting of the woman, Justine ...
Standards Australia is urging the government to invest in good internet coverage, connected technology and open data to ensure Australia's economic prosperity. The body will address the House Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities tomorrow to discuss the government's role in ...
Ottawa, Canada — This city is considered the most educated in Canada with its wealth of post-secondary, research, and cultural institutions. It also has low ... Melbourne, Australia — The coastal city is one of the best places in the world for education and healthcare, according to Mercer. Its position in the ranking is ...
The Australian government is investing A$30m in a new initiative to foster collaboration on smart city development and promote economic integration ... Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong noted that there were clear synergies between the ASEAN-Australia smart cities initiative and ASEAN's own ...
With services to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, China Eastern is opening up new cities and new experiences in Asia for Australian travellers – and ... The first evening of the tour is spent in the city's Old Town Square, a great cobbled amphitheatre ringed with churches, palaces and burghers' houses ...
The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) and the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN) identified Berrigan, a town in the Riverina region of New South Wales with a population of around 950 people, as the first town in Australia where the local general practice, pharmacy, aged care centres, ...
Regions are already home to nearly nine million Australians and a national network of thriving great small cities. ... But what about the Gold Coast which has grown from a coastal town to a city well on the way to 1 million people, what about Newcastle and Wollongong in NSW, what about Geelong in ...
SYDNEY (AFP) - Residents got their first look on Tuesday (March 20) at the devastation wrought by a bushfire that ravaged a town in Australia, but ... and another 39 damaged, after a blaze fanned by gusty winds and hot, dry conditions swept through the picturesque seaside village on Sunday and Monday.
“Strong appetite for prime property remains and the lack of prime stock in Sydney has continued to place [the city] ahead of Melbourne,” said Knight Frank's Australian head of residential, Sarah Harding. Double digit annual price growth, which has been recorded in both the top end of the Sydney and ...
If you're Sydney-based, what are you doing this weekend? Don't have any plans? And do you happen to need some new plants? Good news: there'll be plenty of plants—over 5,000 of them, including rosemary, mint and Australian natives—up for grabs at Sydney Park. City of Sydney is looking for new ...
The current population of just over 24 million is forecast to balloon to 36 million in the next three decades, the equivalent of a new city the size of the capital of Canberra every year for the next 30 years. Most of that growth is expected to be in the major coastal cities. By mid-century the two biggest cities, ...
The byelection in the inner Melbourne electorate of Batman will be the next chapter in the long-running battle between Labor and the Greens over electorates in Australia's inner cities. The Greens have done ... The seat mostly covers the same area as the City of Darebin. The seat was traditionally ...
Australia is known as the lucky country, with some of the best beaches and cities in the world. But, it's our country towns that are the nation's beating heart. And as such, there's always been a healthy debate about which country town is the best? Dungog in the New South Wales Hunter Valley certainly has ...
The Suffolk pop sensation, who won the Global Success prize at last month's Brits Awards, will perform a sold-out show the Adelaide Oval tomorrow before heading to Melbourne on March 9. His world tour continues with further dates in Australia before heading to New Zealand, the Philippines, and Japan.
Australia is in the midst of a land clearing crisis. Some estimate that 3m hectares of woodland will be cleared between 2010 and 2030. This is having a huge impact on the environment. Loss of habitat is one of the main threats to about three-quarters of Australia's 1,640 plants and animals listed by the ...
Recognizing the importance of cruising to the Australian market, a record 16 members from the Australian Cruise Association (ACA) are attending ... in the 1800s fueled a mass migration almost as epic as the gold rush, creating a melting pot of cultures that makes Broome the multicultural town it is today.
“My estimate, just high-balling from my dataset, is $100,000 a year in avoidable hospital admissions, avoidable ED presentations, possibly avoidable criminal justice presentations,” Nielssen told Guardian Australia. “The city of Sydney council tell us that homeless people cost them $30,000 a year just in ...
The docu-series “Flint Town” describes a different problem, noting how the city's poverty has led to an underfunded police department, an escalating crime rate and citizens who live in fear. The show tracks the efforts to rectify the problem, which involves a lot of missteps, but also some genuine will to ...
When it comes to making housing affordable, Melbourne has always done it better than Sydney. Sydney's geography may be spectacular, but it's bad for building housing. Ocean to the east, mountains to the west, and the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park to the north limit Sydney's urban sprawl. Whereas ...
This isn't my first trip to regional Australia, and let's put aside the “real Australia” argument; in my book, cities and towns are both reflections of national ... The woman who sold them to me wrapped them carefully in gray paper to ensure they made it back to Sydney, and as we chatted about how the town was ...
Admittedly there were some duds, such as the tri-city Bathurst-Vittoria-Orange and Monarto outside Adelaide, now a free-range zoo. Funding and enthusiasm trailed off. This more or less reflected trends globally, certainly in the UK, heartland of new town thinking, where the Commission for New Towns was ...
Goroke, Victoria, a former stagecoach stop in southeastern Australia, pop. 200, is not the sort of place you would expect to host a daylong academic symposium. About five hours from Melbourne by car, the town has the feel of an evacuation nearly complete. Empty storefronts line the main street; the local ...
“For a very long time we were very self-aware Adelaide wasn't the biggest city in Australia, but we're turning that compact size to our advantage,” Adelaide ... The city wants to become carbon net zero by 2025 and be an example for other Australian cities to follow both in terms of environmental targets and ...
We were in the middle of Perth, prowling Kings Park and Botanic Garden, one of the world's largest city parks and a 1,003-acre urban oasis of wild ... with 1.7 million residents, is one of the most remote cities on Earth, closer to Jakarta, Indonesia, than to Sydney, Australia's largest city a continent away.
Behind the city's well-publicised population growth is a little-known fact: Sydney loses more people to the rest of Australia than it gains, and has done so for more than four decades. In fact, Census data collated exclusively for the Herald shows Sydney has lost people to every Australian capital city and state ...
Infrastructure Australia has waded into the explosive political debate over immigration, as Tony Abbott again defended his call to slash the intake in an ... But it is warning failing to prepare for population growth will see cities including Sydney and Melbourne suffer from congestion and a lack of access to ...
Australian cities face the possibility of significant disasters due to climate change. Air pollution kills 3,000 people a year. A housing price crisis has taken hold. Reports on the energy and oil vulnerability of Australian cities are disquieting. And food and water security often seem like policy afterthoughts.
In Mexico City, tall buildings swayed for more than a minute as seismic alarms sounded, with older structures in the chic Condesa neighbourhood knocking into ... Australian teacher Benjamin Reid, who is working at an international school in Mexico City, said he was running up the stairs of his 10-storey ...


 

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