The state of construction in Melbourne - mid September 2017

Since April, many of the construction sites featured below have seen significant progress on their respective sites, most notably the Australia 108 and Swanston Central sites.  Others such as Capitol Grand in South Yarra are still enormous pits in the ground.

Keep an eye on the key inner and middle ring sites, as many projects are about to make their presence felt in their respective suburbs - the very large market's site in Moonee Ponds (pictured above) key among them.

Here's a selection of some of the latest construction images posted on the forum - click the link under each image to see more of each project.

Riverina, Footscray

Image by Mark Baljak, originally posted 10/09/2017

See more images in the Footscray forum thread.

Australia 108, Southbank

Image by redden, originally posted 09/09/2017

See more images in the Australia 108 forum thread.

Capitol Grand, South Yarra

Image by redden, originally posted 09/09/2017

See more images in the Capitol Grand forum thread.

Swanston Central, Carlton

Image by redden, originally posted 05/09/2017

See more images in the Swanston Central forum thread.

Sky One, Box Hill

Image by Mark Baljak, originally posted 13/08/2017

See more images in the Sky One forum thread.

Arden Gardens, North Melbourne

Image by Mark Baljak, originally posted 31/08/2017

See more images in the North Melbourne projects forum thread.

Aurora Melbourne Central, CBD

Image by Mark Baljak, originally posted 31/08/2017

See more images in the Aurora Melbourne Central forum thread.

Vanguard, Malvern East

Image by Mark Baljak, originally posted 04/09/2017

See more images in the Greater Melbourne projects forum thread.

Opèra, St Kilda Road

Image by redden, originally posted 29/08/2017

See more images on the Residential - news & discussion forum thread.


Lead image: Mason Square, Moonee Ponds.


Development & Planning

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 00:00
The City of Melbourne earlier this week agreed to provide conditional support for MAB Corporation's NewQuay West Development Plan via its Future Melbourne (Planning) Committee. The revised development plan prepared by DKO Architecture and Aspect Studios was driven by the development of the Ron Barassi Senior Park which necessitated a revisiting of the precinct layout and urban structure.

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, November 24, 2017 - 00:00
Leslie A. Martin , University of Melbourne and Sam Thornton , University of Melbourne Road congestion in large Australian cities is estimated to cost more than A$16 billion a year . Economists have long argued the best way to improve traffic flow is to charge drivers for their contribution to road congestion.

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.