Charge of the light brigade

They're unlikely to demand the media hype of their taller inner-city siblings, but the wave of smaller suburban apartment developments continues unabated.

Spread far and wide, a raft of new small and medium-sized apartment developments have just entered the registration and sales period. Below is a sample of the dozens of residential projects that have hit the market, representing a fraction of the upcoming projects that will be entered into the Urban Melbourne project database shortly.

The General - Cnr High and Bent Street, Northcote
Butler on Butler - 2 Butler Street, Camberwell
Holmes Hill Apartments - 70 Batesford Road, Chadstone
The Gilbert - 14 Gilbert Road, Preston
Ettaro - 21 Brunswick Road, Brunswick East
Elsternwick Place - Riddell Parade & Stanley Street, Elsternwick
District Fitzroy - 160 Argyle Street, Fitzroy
Blackburn Village - 20 Queen Street, Blackburn
Thrive Parkside - Galada Avenue & Cade Way, Parkville
Rima Apartments - 22 Lygon street, East Brunswick


Melbourne_Fragments's picture

The general set to pointlessly destroy an entire streetscape of heritage facades, Not much to live in Northcote for if high street character goes for generic apartments and large tenancies...
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Mark Baljak's picture

Small grace but most of the residential projects are located around the High Street - Separation Street axis in Northcote leaving the Thornbury stretch of High Street untouched for the most

It's a damn good vista, confining most projects to one pocket and then commencing again at the Preston Triangle would be a good move by Darebin

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Development & Planning

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00
The swirl of development activity in Footscray has found another gear as new projects are submitted for approval, or are on the verge of beginning construction. Two separate planning applications have been advertised by Maribyrnong City Council; their subsequent addition to the Urban Melbourne Project Database has seen the overall number of apartment developments within Footscray in development swell to 40.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:00
The marriage of old and new can be a difficult process, particularly when the existing structure has intrinsic heritage value. In previous times Fitzroy's 237 Napier Street served as the home of furniture manufacturer C.F. Rojo and Sons. Taking root during 1887, Christobel Rojo oversaw operations though over time the site would become home to furniture manufacturer Thonet.

Visual Melbourne

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 07:00
The former site of John Batman's home, Batman's Hill is entering the final stages of its redevelopment. Collins Square's final tower has begun its skyward ascent, as has Lendlease's Melbourne Quarter Commercial and Residential precinct already. Melbourne Quarter's first stage is at construction and involves a new 12-storey home for consultancy firm Arup along with a skypark.


Transport & Design

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:00
Infrastructure Victoria unveiled a new round of research into its larger programme of work dealing with managing transport demand. The authority contracted Arup and KPMG to produce the Melbourne Activity Based Model (MABM) and while it is new, it is considered fit for purpose in the strategic context.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00
Cbus Property's office development for Medibank at 720 Bourke Street in Docklands recently became the first Australian existing property to receive a WELL Certification, Gold Shell and Core rating. The WELL rating goes beyond sustainable building features with a greater focus on the health and well-being of a building's occupants.