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To the creators of Urban Melbourne

Dangerous Beans's picture

Hi guys, I’m very pleased to be able to make my first post here one of congratulations and encouragement to those of you who have obviously worked hard to get this site up and running, my first look here reveals something that holds great promise and possibilities. I love the scope and depth of what you are trying to achieve, I suspect that in time you will capture the attention of the many ‘melburbanists’ that are out there that, until now, did not have a gathering place of this quality to discuss, debate and dream about the extraordinary development of this extraordinary city.
Congratulations and goodluck!

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Mark Baljak's picture

I speak for everyone when i say thanks for the kind words

One of the purposes of creating this website is that it gives an official means by which to speak to organisations - architects, developers, government etc, not so much available with ozscrapers etc.

Also once things settle down we'd like to make the website more accessible to readers, anyone for instance who things they can contribute an article will be able to do so - as long as it makes it past the cranky editor - but yes, much more to come.


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Alastair Taylor's picture

by cranky editor he means himself by the way ;)

thanks for the kind words Dangerous Beans, and as Mark said, we'll be opening up the editorial/content side to anyone who's got something to so say about Melbourne - taking any suggestions/interest now actually. You can use the contact form in the site's footer or just email directly to me.

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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.