Stories about Adani’s triumph, drought-stricken towns and people fleeing to Tasmania made The Fifth Estate’s list of the 10 most-read stories for 2019.
Just last week we ran this story about the worst-case scenario for NSW towns running out of water, with the NSW government considering evacuating the residents of as many as 90 towns if they run completely dry. The huge reads on this story suggest people are worried, and with good reason. At latest count (28 December the story had 66,000 Facebook shares)
We’re not 100 per cent sure why this story from 2015 about a Melbourne home designed by ARM is second on the list but a façade made almost entirely of water tanks could be an idea worth revisiting in these drought-stricken times.
The success of this story from late 2018 is fairly self-explanatory. The great southward migration begins.
NSW Premier Gladys Berijiklian was reappointed in March, which saw the Office of Environment and Heritage subsumed into a mega-department or “cluster” of planning and industry.
This story really tugs at the heart strings of anyone out there fighting the good fight on climate. Worth a revisit if you missed it the first time around.
News that Lendlease was reviewing the operation of its DesignMake manufacturing facility cast a dark shadow over the fledgling prefab timber industry.
This old favourite from 2014 about cool roofs and dark roofs made it into the top 10 for another year.
Contributor Rebecca Dracup from Wood and Grieve Engineers spent a night in a Sydney co-living space and provided her thoughts. It looks like interest in alternative housing arrangements is on the rise.
The more scientific investigation of dark roofs versus cool roofs from 2018 also looks to be an enduring read.
News emerged in January that next-generation sustainable utility provider Flow Systems had gone into voluntary administration.