The state of construction in Melbourne - mid May

Forever present when there's a large amount of construction happening around the city, recent photographic updates by UM users in the projects & construction threads on the forum have seen a large number of pits highlighted throughout the city.

Collins Arch - CBD

Image by redden, originally posted 16/05/2017

See more photos in the Collins Arch forum thread

Capitol Grand - South Yarra

Image by redden, originally posted 16/05/2017

Capitol Grand forum thread.

Premier Tower - CBD

Image by redden, originally posted 16/05/2017


Premier Tower forum thread.

The southern edge of the former markets site in Moonee Ponds is now in full swing with the northern edge the last remaining section to see excavation occur.

Former markets site - Moonee Ponds

Image by Mark Baljak, originally posted 12/05/2017


Moonee Ponds forum thread.

The cluster of CBD top-end talls also continues to feature heavily on the forum, including Victoria One whose floorplates are still playing catch up with the core box. 

Victoria One - CBD

Image by Mark Baljak, originally posted 12/05/2017


Victoria One forum thread.

Victoria One's next-door neighbour, Light House Melbourne, gets a lot of attention now that it is externally complete.

Light House Melbourne - CBD

Image by Mark Baljak, originally posted 17/05/2017


Light House Melbourne forum thread.

Australia 108 continues its march through the slower-to-build podium levels.

Australia 108 - Southbank

Image by Ryan Seychell, originally posted 10/05/2017

Australia 108 forum thread.

Empire Melbourne - CBD

Image by Mark Baljak, originally posted 09/05/2017

Click here to see the most recent article in this series: The state of construction in Melbourne: mid April.


Development & Planning

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:00
With Victoria Police vacating 637 Flinders Street in 2019 to relocate to shiny new digs at Cbus Property's 311 Spencer Street, Sydney-based owners Anton Capital are seeking to offload the site a mere two years after initially acquiring it.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 00:00
Rachel Ong , Curtin University ; Christopher Phelps , Curtin University ; Gavin Wood , RMIT University , and Steven Rowley , Curtin University Australia’s capital cities are getting more and more units, that are largely concentrated and come with a hefty price tag, a new report shows .

Visual Melbourne

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 07:00
Once again Melbourne has turned it on for the spectacular cultural juggernaut that is White Night. A crowd of around 600,000 took part in the all night festival of projections, performances, artworks and installations. Stealing the show again this year was the extraordinary projections upon the Royal Exhibition Building.


Transport & Design

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 00:00
On Wednesday next week, RMIT's Centre for Urban Research is holding its third monthly Talking Transport event: The Melbourne Airport Rail Link, are we there yet? It is a free, ticketed event , to be held at RMIT's Building 80 - located at 445 Swanston Street - level 11, room 10 from 6:00 pm.

Sustainability & Environment

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:00
Over the course of the last week OSK Property has released images of a new Southbank park within its Melbourne Square development. The large public park will occupy more than 20 per cent of overall site and will be one of the first stages of the project to be delivered.