The Greens, Ellen Sandell was successful in her historic contest for the lower house seat of Melbourne, and notably, Brian Tee has, it seems, lost for seat in the Legislative Council. So, as yet it's unclear who might be the next Minister for Planning. Also notable was the Greens' response to questions put by Melbourne Heritage Action about this important planning issue in the Melbourne CBD, including questions about the appropriateness of façadism, retaining post-WWII heritage and mandatory height controls in key areas of the city.
Journal Student Living's move on 500 Swanston Street headlines a fresh drive of student accommodation projects looking to call Carlton home. The $60 build would be Journal's second Melbourne project after 18-32 Leicester Street which is in the hands of Icon Construction. Journal Student Living is backed by South African company Redefine Properties.