Advertisement

Richard Wynne to speak on design policy at MPavilion this evening

Minister for Planning Richard Wynne will speak later on today at MPavilion as part of a discussion regarding Melbourne's architectural design and the policy which guides it.

The event is set for a 6:15pm start this evening, and is free for those wanting to attend.

In light of recent discussion surrounding apartment design standards, the direction of Fishermans Bend and so on, Minister Wynne's attendance for the event titled High Density Happiness: Developing Policy is set to further advance the current debate.

Readers will recognise High Density Happiness as a term coined by progressive Melbourne developer Neometro. Certified as a B-Corporation, Neometro has championed High Density Happiness which essentially highlights the positives that can flow when good design is allowed to flourish in a high density living sense.

Indeed Neometro's James Tutton will form part of the speaking panel, as will Simon Knott of BKK Architects and MAArchitects director Karen Alcock.

Along with Minister Wynne, the primary point of discussion will surround suggested improvements to the design review process, minimum size standards and aesthetic guidelines that would support quality, adaptable and sustainable housing.

The discussion is set to provide insight into how Melburnians will live, in light of pending policy implementations.

Richard Wynne will provide insight at this evening's talk

MPavilion is found within the Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite Southbank's Arts Precinct.

Acting as an events hub and architectural landmark, this years MPavilion is the design of Bijoy Jain from Studio Mumbai. High Density Happiness: Developing Policy is one of many ebvents to be held at the venue over the coming months.

MPavilion's schedule sees it operate through to February 2017.

4 comments

Mark's picture

More left-wing Urban Melbourne love in. Always a laugh reading your articles concerning planning or politics, always a unashamed endorsement of the badly failing Andrews Government.

Back to top
Mark Baljak's picture

The speed at which the mouse runs on the wheel between your ears is astounding!

Back to top
theboynoodle's picture

Haha. This article is literally just an event notification. It contains no opinions (left wing or otherwise) whatsoever.

Back to top
Melbourne_Fragments's picture

I guess admitting that Labor are in government is some kind of lefty loony plot

Back to top
Advertisement

Development & Planning

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 00:00
With a number of significant projects wrapping up construction within Docklands and the end of the financial year imminent, the half way point of 2017 seems like a good time to take a closer look a the state of affairs within Docklands.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:00
Wendy Stone , Swinburne University of Technology ; Margaret Reynolds , Swinburne University of Technology , and Terry Burke , Swinburne University of Technology The great Australia dream of owning your own home is still alive despite the various problems plaguing housing affordability, new Census data shows.

Visual Melbourne

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 07:00
Once again Melbourne has turned it on for the spectacular cultural juggernaut that is White Night. A crowd of around 600,000 took part in the all night festival of projections, performances, artworks and installations. Stealing the show again this year was the extraordinary projections upon the Royal Exhibition Building.

Advertisement

Transport & Design

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:00
South Yarra’s latest development is about to strike a blow for excellent and inclusive urban realm design...and not before time. As far back as 2014 and 2015 , Urban Melbourne has highlighted the runaway success of South Yarra's Forrest Hill urban renewal precinct.

Sustainability & Environment

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:00
Two of City of Melbourne's key urban design initiatives are in the starters gates, with Lord Major Robert Doyle yesterday providing further information on the pair. As of next month, the long-awaited upgrade to the southern end of Elizabeth Street will begin.