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

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 07:00
The development of a 13-storey apartment building as part of a larger site development at Ormond Station to be called Ormond Place can proceed following approval from Planning Minister Richard Wynne.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 00:00
Toorak Park is the outcome of a decade of development overtones for an expansive and formerly underutilised site abutting Toorak Station. Few projects across Melbourne are larger in terms of site size, with developer Lendlease over recent months applying the finishing touches to 446 apartments and 18 townhouses across a host of buildings.

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

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:00
First mooted early last year, the long awaited facelift to Rebecca Walk looks set to proceed following a call out for "40 energetic street food traders" back in January of this year and planning approvals. New plans were conceived for the largely empty row of pods which occupy the under croft of the Flinders St Viaduct adjacent to Batman Park on the CBD's Northbank.

Sustainability & Environment

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 12:00
The recent BDAV Building Design Awards once more showcased the talents and expertise of Victoria's building designers. 2017 was the 22nd year of the BDAV Design Awards, which aims to "profile excellence in building design, as well as profiling the importance of the building design profession to both the building industry and to the broader community." One project that ticked the boxes was Green Edge.