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

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 07:45
Aged care provider Benetas is approaching an outcome for its Doncaster Road residential aged care and retirement village facility. Next week Manningham City Council will provide judgement on the development which in part reaches eight levels. Council internal planners are recommending that the application be supported, subject to conditions, but for the most the built form has been green lighted.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 13:00
The Victorian Government has announced it will ban the use of aluminium cladding panels that have a polyethylene core of more than 30% and expanded polystyrene will also be banned on buildings with 3 or more levels. The changes were announced by the Planning Minister, Richard Wynne, on Saturday morning along with new guidelines for building surveyors.

Visual Melbourne

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:00
The various spaces and elements which combine to form RMIT's New Academic Street (NAS) have progressively begun to open to students and visitors alike. I was recently fortunate enough to be part of an informal group tour through the completed spaces within NAS, led by Harrison and White which had a hand in the project.

Transport & Design

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:00
Works on the new purpose-built Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) headquarters were completed late last year. Now occupied, the 10-storey mixed-use complex at 535 Elizabeth Street was built by Multiplex and accommodates the organisation’s 165 staff within the 16,820 square metre building.

Sustainability & Environment