August 22, 2021

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Working from home throws spanner in works for major Brisbane transport projects

Brisbane’s new multibillion-dollar transit projects are likely to feel the financial impact of fewer people working from the CBD because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/queensland/working-from-home-throws-spanner-in-works-for-major-brisbane-transport-projects-20210819-p58k8c.html

August 19, 2021

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Reforms needed before Victoria hits 10 million people (says infrastructure adviser)

The population of Melbourne’s fringe suburbs will grow by more than 900,000 people in the next 30 years, leading Victoria’s independent infrastructure adviser to urge sweeping reforms to housing, transport, and energy use.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/reforms-needed-before-victoria-hits-10-million-people-infrastructure-adviser-says-20210818-p58jx6.html?

August 18, 2021

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Victoria COVID: With Melbourne’s CBD on ‘life support’, businesses declare 2021 a write-off

Businesses and landlords in Melbourne’s CBD are giving up on a recovery in 2021, concentrating instead on surviving into next year when they hope the pattern of repeated lockdowns will end.

https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/with-cbd-on-life-support-businesses-declare-2021-a-write-off-20210817-p58jha.html

July 26, 2021

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Bourke Street Mall: Melbourne’s prize shopping strip faces lean years

“The pandemic, and the changing face of shopping, has left Melbourne’s famous Bourke Street Mall facing “grim” times with rents tumbling and vacancies rising.

Bourke Street Mall is facing a challenge to retain its premier status as a retail shopping strip, with the pandemic and changing shopping habits looking set to force radical changes.”

Source: Bourke Street Mall: Melbourne’s prize shopping strip faces lean years