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

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 00:00
Melbourne Airport owner Asia Pacific Airports Corporation (APAC) is facilitating a new hotel development on airport land that will see two new operators take up a combined 464 suites. In documents that are available for public viewing , APAC has identified Novotel and Ibis as likely operators of the 4-4.5-star hotels.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 00:00
Gamuda Land is set to unveil an impressive collection of artwork for the soon to be completed 661 Chapel St development in South Yarra. Andy Dinan, Director of Mars Gallery which is renowned for exhibiting and promoting contemporary Australian artists, has been invited to specially curate the art collection throughout the development; included will be some of Australia’s most collected artists.

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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 07:01
As part of its $88 million redevelopment, the State Library of Victoria (SLV) is providing Victorian apprentices, trainees and cadets with the opportunity to help with its transformation as part of its Vision 2020. The expansive project will create additional space for public use, restore and reopen the Ian Potter Queen’s Hall, and reinstate the historic Russell Street entrance.

Sustainability & Environment

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:00
One of the world’s more unique International design competitions - The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) 2018 - has come to Melbourne. Sponsored by the State Government of Victoria, the competition opened in early January but was officially launched on Saturday, Feb 10 th as part of the Sustainable Living Festival, Melbourne.