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

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.