Weekend reads from the Internet

Trucks chaos threat to city, Adam Carey, The Age

How did Melbourne's 'laneway culture' come about? Alan Davies, Crikey.

- One should make it a weekly habit of reading Alan's blog, the best from this week.

Melbourne's best breakfasts - Top 10, Anna Spargo-Ryan, The Guardian

- What's everyone's thoughts on that list?  I haven't visited any of them - plug for the best of my locals, Fine and Dandy Food Stuffs, I'm not a coffee drinker, but the food is top notch and in a superb location - well positioned to take advantage of the increasing development around Albion & Melville Road, get down there before it gets crowded!

Mayor in the market for a revamp of Queen Vic, Shane Green, The Age

- Yes, get on with it Mr Lord Mayor.

Which AFL club should I support? Katharine Viner, The Guardian

- Sorry Pies supporters, but  see my own reply in the comment thread.

Tower plan could doom iconic music venue, Aisha Dow, The Age

- Ryan's sourced a much larger image which you can view in the Melbourne General News (Projects & Construction) forum thread.

A car-free Yellow Brick Road? We're not on George Street anymore, Andrew Taylor, Sydney Morning Herald

- Here's hoping PJK has an opinion to broadcast about the art which will be chosen by the City of Sydney Public Art Advisory Panel, or will the Sydney media steer clear of him given his reputation for dishing out the colourful verbiage, long after leaving Canberra?

Chrissy Amphlett Laneway would be a perfect Melbourne tribute, Jessica Adams, The Guardian.


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Development & Planning

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 00:00
Following its acquisition of Waterfront City late in 2014, current owners Ashe Morgan have moved to further reinvent and reposition the precinct, which includes Harbour Town and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel as major drawcards. The first stage of overhaul works which were concentrated on Harbour Town are concluding. These...

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 14:30
On Monday 24th of October, the iCities: World Class CBDs series conference kicks off. First held in Kuala Lumpur, this year's conference is to be held at the Langham Hotel on Southbank. iCities is owned and operated by iProperty Group, a network property under the REA Group umbrella brand. Over...


Visual Melbourne

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 17:00
Melbourne’s architectural landscape is a wonderful juxtaposition of modern and Victorian architecture. Although the CBD has been peppered with many skyscrapers, its historical structures have won Melbourne the title of “Australia’s most European city”. Perhaps the most striking example of this juxtaposition between old and new is the Coops Shot...

Transport & Design

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 07:00
108 Leicester Street is a collection of eight multi-level Fitzroy townhouses that have been designed to respond to the changing face of multi-residential living in Melbourne. The hybrid inner-city dwellings combine developer/builder FOURSQ with Melbourne firm BKK Architects. The design acknowledges the housing typologies of the development's Fitzroy neighbourhood with...

Sustainability & Environment

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 00:00
The proposed new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) on Sturt Street is shaping to become much more than a cutting edge venue. While the project has been given coverage to date across a range of mediums, very little has been said regarding the project playing an integral part in the...