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

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:00
High-rise development sites number four and five have come under the microscope along Box Hill's Prospect Street, further pushing its credentials as the suburb's next major apartment strip. Running parallel to Whitehorse Road, Prospect Street is "in an area inviting substantially increased intensity of use and activities consistent with an increased urbanisation." Latest into the limelight is 34-36 Prospect Street which is a major residential tower on behalf of ZL Prospect Pty Ltd.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:00
Kate Shaw , University of Melbourne A recent suggestion that new housing on inner-city public land should start from a presumption of 100% social housing prompted indignation in government circles. “We can’t condemn another generation of Victorians to live in housing poverty,” huffed the housing minister, Martin Foley.

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 13:00
Little by little we're getting closer to the money and shovels-in-the-ground end of the Melbourne Metro Tunnel project with the announcement that the Cross Yarra Partnership is the successful bidder for the Tunnel & Stations availability-based private-public partnership (PPP) contract.

Sustainability & Environment

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:00
The greening of Southbank is a step closer to reality following the endorsement of the draft concept plan for Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street by the Future Melbourne Committee on Tuesday, 18 July, 2017.