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Melbourne Metropolitan & Regional Victoria discussion

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Discussion on urban projects and construction around Melbourne metro and regional Victoria: scoops, construction progress and current design critique.
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21776 SOUTHBANK | The International | 61 Haig Street ...
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A place to share Melbourne photos, videos and archi-planning discussion.
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1589 Flinders Street Station
by Peter Maltezos
30/01/2017 - 07:52
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News and issues with a focus on Melbourne metro.
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by Peter Maltezos
05/02/2017 - 20:53
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News and issues with a focus on regional cities and towns in Victoria.
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by Alex Delaney
15/12/2016 - 23:04
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Planes, trains and automobiles.
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818 Melbourne's next generation High Capacity Metro...
by Peter Maltezos
17/02/2017 - 07:51
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A place to discuss Melbourne's bars, eateries and retail scene.
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45 Top Restaurants in Melbourne
by Peter Maltezos
18/08/2016 - 07:46
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Got a planning idea, a design to showcase, or want to tell Melbourne what you'd do to make it a better place? Go nuts!
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Development & Planning

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 07:00
After years of inactivity and stalled projects, Pentridge's rebirth is gathering momentum, headlined by a proposed all-silver tower put forward by Shayher Group and Cox Architecture. After Shayher Group's announcement last year that TFE Hotels was secured as operator of an onsite Adina Apartment Hotel complex , the intended redevelopment has since been lodged with planning authorities, with the expected outcome a new 18 storey tower.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 00:00
On 2 January 2017, it was reported that several popular eateries and bars in Footscray had been vandalised, including the perennially successful 8 Bit Burgers on Droop Street, and Up In Smoke on Hopkins Street. 8 Bit had the warm new year's welcome gift of 14 smashed windows and the words “F**k off hipster scum” spray-painted on their entrance.

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Visual Melbourne

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 17:00
Melbourne’s architectural landscape is a wonderful juxtaposition of modern and Victorian architecture. Although the CBD has been peppered with many skyscrapers, its historical structures have won Melbourne the title of “Australia’s most European city”.

Transport & Design

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 12:00
The Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, this morning announced the preferred design option for removing level crossings in Cheltenham and Mentone would include sinking the rail lines under existing road grades and rebuilding both stations in respective trenches. The level crossings on Frankston line to go are Park Road and Charman Road in Cheltenham and Balcombe Road in Mentone.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:00
Timber mid-rise buildings are becoming the preferred choice for many stakeholders in Melbourne, due to a combination of factors, including cost-effectiveness, liveability, ease and efficiency of construction. Within the recent National Construction Code change, Deemed-To-Satisfy provisions allow mid-rise timber construction for buildings up to 25 metres “effective height” (typically, eight storeys).