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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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20998 CBD | Light House Melbourne | 450 Elizabeth...
by V.Melb
8 hours 46 min ago
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A place to share Melbourne photos, videos and archi-planning discussion.
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1585 Historic photo of the day
by Peter Maltezos
29/11/2016 - 22:23
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News and issues with a focus on Melbourne metro.
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160 Mirka Mora mural
by theboynoodle
10/10/2016 - 13:20
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News and issues with a focus on regional cities and towns in Victoria.
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90 Geelong Projects & News
by Alex Delaney
03/12/2016 - 01:03
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Planes, trains and automobiles.
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778 Tullamarine - News, Projects & Construction
by Alastair Taylor
04/12/2016 - 13:24
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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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10 Australian Museum of Architecture (AMOA)
by Peter Maltezos
06/09/2015 - 08:24

Development & Planning

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 00:00
With the release of Infrastructure Victoria’s first ever 30-year infrastructure strategy, the state is set to discuss the draft’s proposed developments and projects before the review of the final strategy in parliament in late 2016. The blueprint aims to address areas in need of improvement including congestion and housing.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 09:00
The New Urban Agenda was officially adopted in Quito, Ecuador in the last plenary of the Habitat III conference. The agenda provides a 20-year “roadmap” to guide sustainable urban development globally. The text of the New Urban Agenda itself was agreed well before Habitat III at the UN General Assembly in September, during an extraordinary informal negotiation session that lasted for more than 30 hours.

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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

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 08:30
The recent approval of Sterling Global 's mixed-use tower at 383 La Trobe Street adds to the influx of towers with international influence leaving their mark not only on Melbourne's skyline, but the city's streetscapes. The $700 million mixed-use tower, a collaboration between French design architect Ateliers Jean Nouvel and local Australian executive architect Architectus, has been designed with people at its core.

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).