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Dangerous Beans's picture
I'd love to see something like this gain traction, if it did we might get a more demand driven apartment market with a much wider range of apartments to choose from than we would ever get from the current developer driven market. That could only be good for the successful densification of Melbourne. One size does not fit all.

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Alastair Taylor's picture

Very smart concept and its going to be interesting and exciting to see what the different niches come up with!

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Peter Maltezos's picture

Quote from the article:


London describes Citiniche as a "cracker of an idea" – a kind of "housing dating bureau" that "allows people to get together and use their own resources in such a way that there is no single entity that is taking the risk". Yes, the concept of crowdfunding (raising money through social media) is a great idea.

Looking forward to seeing resi buildings funded and built through using this idea! yes

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Andrew Mck's picture

My only worry would be if you wanted to sell, or if your neighbours sold off particularly in the smaller more cummunity based ones.

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Alastair Taylor's picture

We now have Citiniche on our partner's exchange.

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Development & Planning

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00
The swirl of development activity in Footscray has found another gear as new projects are submitted for approval, or are on the verge of beginning construction. Two separate planning applications have been advertised by Maribyrnong City Council; their subsequent addition to the Urban Melbourne Project Database has seen the overall number of apartment developments within Footscray in development swell to 40.

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, December 15, 2017 - 11:00
Infrastructure Victoria unveiled a new round of research into its larger programme of work dealing with managing transport demand. The authority contracted Arup and KPMG to produce the Melbourne Activity Based Model (MABM) and while it is new, it is considered fit for purpose in the strategic context.

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.