Two-hour prefab kit from the ’50s transformed into modern home
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Two-hour prefab kit from the ’50s transformed into modern home

Originally built as temporary housing,Nissen huts ended up as permanent homes to for migrants and miners living in communities dubbed silver cities and pommy towns.

  • byJulie Power

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Dough will rise:High-rise planned for old Brisbane bread factory

Dough will rise:High-rise planned for old Brisbane bread factory

Developers have lodged plans for a 15-storey residential tower over heritage-listed brick buildings in Fortitude Valley.

  • bySean Parnell
‘Time for renewal’:The plan to turn the Powerhouse Museum into a late-night destination

‘Time for renewal’:The plan to turn the Powerhouse Museum into a late-night destination

An ambitious plan to transform the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo into a late-night precinct has provoked concern from Labor.

  • byAndrew Taylor
‘Tsunami of cultural change’:The battle over Australia’s museums

‘Tsunami of cultural change’:The battle over Australia’s museums

A culture war has enveloped the world’s museum directors,but inside Australia’s cultural institutions the debate seems to have been won .

  • byAndrew Taylor
Last night at the museum:End of a toy story

Last night at the museum:End of a toy story

The Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum’s collection goes back more than 100 years,from Buck Rogers to royalty and even propaganda. But they’re closing after years of flood,fire and pandemic,and their collection is going to auction.

  • byTim Barlass
‘Terrible decision’:Decaying heritage house to be bulldozed after council overruled

‘Terrible decision’:Decaying heritage house to be bulldozed after council overruled

The “bulldozers are waiting” to knock down an uninhabitable Edwardian home a local council repeatedly tried to save from being levelled because the demolition has been approved by a tribunal.

  • byTom Cowie
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Sandstone Sydney landmark becomes temporary home for flood-damaged artworks
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Sandstone Sydney landmark becomes temporary home for flood-damaged artworks

A valuable Margaret Olley still life is among 600-plus artworks that have been evacuated to the Old Registrar General’s Building on Macquarie Street for restoration.

  • byLinda Morris
Powerbroker pushes to save Sydney’s iconic art deco theatres

Powerbroker pushes to save Sydney’s iconic art deco theatres

The fate of the Roxy Theatre at Parramatta and Metro at Potts Point lies with NSW Treasurer Matt Kean after powerbroker Alex Greenwich threw his support behind their restoration.

  • byLinda Morris
‘Timber cathedrals’:New Sydney arts precinct wins major award

‘Timber cathedrals’:New Sydney arts precinct wins major award

The $371 million project to turn the old Walsh Bay wharves into an arts precinct has just won a national heritage award. Architect Peter Tonkin describes these 1921 wharves as timber skyscrapers.

  • byJulie Power
Britannia waives the rules as statue’s missing hand turns up

Britannia waives the rules as statue’s missing hand turns up

Chips off the old block from the historic Sydney statue are set to be returned for public display. But one piece is still stuck in a suburban backyard.

  • byTim Barlass
Unions ban workers from Curtin Hotel redevelopment to save pub

Unions ban workers from Curtin Hotel redevelopment to save pub

If the new owners of the historic Carlton venue are planning to redevelop it,their job just got a lot tougher after influential unions imposed a strike on work at their popular watering hole.

  • byRachel Eddie