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MOONEE PONDS | Projects & construction

Alastair Taylor's picture

With news that Moonee Valley's redevelopment is inching forward, it's time for a dedicated Moonee Ponds thread.

And the westward march of Melbourne's centre continues.

HUN article on Moonee Valley redevelopment:

Summary: 10 year project. ~2000 apartments (4000 'residents'). Track reconfiguration (grandstand shifting to align with Wilson St (the northern side), all existing pony facilities where they stand will be redeveloped. After the Cox Plate in 2020, the major reconfig of the track will kick off and the Cox Plate won't return to the track until 2022.

Some further perspective, current (19/10/16) development pipeline in:

South Yarra: ~3600 dwellings.
Box Hill: ~3700 dwellings
Footscray: ~7000 dwellings
Moonee Ponds: ~2500 dwellings. That's current, before you factor in another ~2000 with Moonee Valley's redevelopment.

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Mark Baljak's picture

Hall St

MOPO almost complete

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Mark Baljak's picture

Mason Square

Only Flemington

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dekz's picture

Hey Mark, do you have any information on how tall the proposed apartment buildings will be east of the grounds illustrated in the photo above?

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Mark Baljak's picture

The tower above is 22 or thereabouts

Monster 34-level tower mooted for Moonee Ponds

A proposed Moonee Ponds apartment tower rising 34 levels – a height which would have made it Melbourne's tallest suburban skyscraper three years ago – is set to be decided by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, after being rejected by the local council.

As part of its second and final stage affecting the former Readings Cinema and Moonee Ponds Market site, local developer Caydon has also applied to build an 18-level building. In total, the request seeks to add 691 flats and 102 serviced apartments to the 1.34-hectare block.

Earlier this year and following a VCAT hearing, Caydon won approval to develop the first stage of a $700 million redevelopment, which included four towers (the highest at 23 levels) containing 612 dwellings.

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Development & Planning

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 00:00
Melbourne is in for another dose of Zaha Hadid Architects. After the renowned London-based design practice achieved approval for their first Melbourne project earlier in the year, developer UEM Sunrise has chosen the firm to spearhead their pending residential redevelopment of the former Victoria Police building at 412 St Kilda Road.

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.


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).