Urban Melbourne and Elenberg Fraser present: A conversation on PANS-OPS

Who better than the firm responsible for the majority of Melbourne's current crop of tall towers to host an evening of discussion on and surrounding the matter. To mark Elenberg Fraser's move to their new CBD offices, the avant-garde architecture firm will host an event next Wednesday evening, in conjunction with Urban Melbourne.

The central discussion topic will be the PANS-OPS height ceiling and its implications for Melbourne. Also subject to discussion are the various projects Elenberg Fraser have on their books and how PANS-OPS is applied to each.

Lending his expertise on the evening will be guest speaker Ian Thompson of air traffic management solutions firm Thompson GCS Pty Ltd. Unfortunately fellow guest speaker Adrian Salmon from DTPLI has had to withdraw from the event.

Event details

Join us for a fireside chat in the new offices of Elenberg Fraser with special guest star:

Ian Thompson
Thompson GCS Pty Ltd
What is PANS-OPS and how does it work?
Date: Wednesday 22 October, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Location: Elenberg Fraser – Level 1/160 Queen Street, Melbourne.

The event is open to all individuals and Urban Melbourne have a healthy number of seats available for the event on a first come, first served basis.

Registrations closed

Thank you to all those who have registered, our allotment of seats have been taken up quicker than anticipated. Registrations for Wednesday evening have closed and those who have secured tickets will be notified.


Development & Planning

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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.