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2016 in review

Today we're heading off on our annual article publishing hiatus. We'll be back to normal article publishing operations in mid-January 2017. 2016 has been the most interesting year yet with our database ballooning to over 1,300 projects, the launch of Development Sites Melbourne , Oh.Yes.Melbourne 's new home on Urban Melbourne, our buyer-friendly Off The Plan landing page kicked off recently and you, our audience, continues to grow (15% since...

Oh.Yes.Melbourne finds a new home on Urban Melbourne

Today we're welcoming the newest addition to the team: Oh Yes Melbourne. Curated by Sydney Struwig, Oh Yes Melbourne (OYM) takes a look at the Melbourne of today and that of yesterday, with a heavy focus on visuals, drawing from Sydney's own extremely large collection of images that grows larger every day. A flâneur with a keen photographic eye roaming around the city, Sydney & OYM will be showcasing Melbourne's urbanity with a focus on the...

2015 in review

Another year is about to slip into the annals of time, although 2015 was more interesting than most from a development perspective. Melbourne's rampant push toward apartment living marched on and it was met for the first time with tangible policy from the current Victorian Government. Urban Melbourne too continues to evolve with 2015 being our third year of existence. The headlines of 2015 No surprises that Planning Minister Richard Wynne's move...

New projects in focus as the Project Database passes 800 listings

The Urban Melbourne project database has passed a milestone 800 listings, with the expectation that 1,000 listings will be reached by year's end. The ever expanding project database has gathered approximately 40 new listings in the last fortnight, with a raft of new (and mostly residential) planning applications collected in recent weeks. Having always been particularly strong in capturing large projects delivered by notable developers, the...

Urban Melbourne Data Portal launch

Following on from a fantastic response to our expression of interest article during mid May , today we are launching the Urban Melbourne Data Portal. After dissecting the feedback from EOI respondents we have slightly altered course from our original direction as outlined in the May article in order to provide a more dynamic product. Rather than have us send a database export in a comma separated file format, subscribers will instead now have...

Call for expressions of interest: Urban Melbourne Project Database subscription

For over two years, Urban Melbourne's project database has been the destination for tracking urban development across metropolitan Melbourne. This information will never be placed behind a paywall, as the data is too important to be locked up. We have received multiple requests for raw project data to be made available in more easily manipulable formats for analytic purposes, and with an eye toward taking the project database to the next level, today we're putting out a broad call for expressions of interest in a new subscription-based data product

Urban Melbourne's Project Database booms

Since resuming normal operations post the festive period, Urban Melbourne's project database has averaged one additional new project entry per day during 2015. Updated existing entries aside, no less than 50 new residential projects have taken their place within the database. While a select few new developments added during 2015 are either at sales or under construction, the vast majority of new listings are either seeking or have recently...

Introducing a new section: Urban Living

Urban Melbourne will tomorrow unveil a category for our new home page titled Urban Living which will showcase the latest Melbourne apartment project releases, many of which will be found here on Urban Melbourne prior to public release in conjunction with Apartment Register. The new Urban Living section will aggregate project launch editorials from any developer or sales agent which has entered into a contract to purchase one of Urban Melbourne's...

2015 ushers in changes at Urban Melbourne

Welcome back to all our readers as we begin another year at Urban Melbourne. The team have been hard at work over the festive season, facilitating a number of changes that will be borne out during the early stages of 2015 which are designed to take the website to a new level. First and foremost you may have noticed a new domain name, with urban.melbourne our new address. Coupled with our rolling out of offtheplan.melbourne in the not too distant...

Apartment Register and Urban Melbourne - it's just the beginning

A joint venture between Alamar AV Communications Pty Ltd, publisher of Urban Melbourne and My Real Estate Mate takes effect today with the latter's Apartment Register platform now a permanent feature on Urban Melbourne. The joint venture will operate for the express purpose of allowing those who register to hold first priority pick of new apartment developments, gain and attend exclusive previews for apartment projects prior to public launch and...

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Development & Planning

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:00
The City of Melbourne's Future (Planning) Committee this week resolved to issue conditional approval for a 10-storey building at 1071-1081 Hoddle Street in East Melbourne. The building would rise to a height of 31.54m and accommodate 26 apartments on a triangular shaped site with a total area of 311 sqm.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 12:00
Carolyn Whitzman , University of Melbourne Liveability is an increasingly important goal of Australian planning policy. And creating cities where residents can get to most of the services they need within 20 to 30 minutes has been proposed, at both federal and state level, as a key liveability-related mechanism.

Visual Melbourne

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:00
Part Three follows on from the Part One: Yarra's Edge and Part Two: Victoria Harbour. The focus of today's piece will be NewQuay and Harbour Town, the northern most precincts within Docklands. NewQuay NewQuay was the first precinct to open way back in 2003 and has probably evolved the most.

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Transport & Design

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 07:15
CBRE in recent weeks has begun marketing a development site at 118 City Road in Southbank which has been branded as 'Flagship'. The 6,191sqm site is currently home to a BMW dealership and showroom, and has significant potential to add to what is set to become on of the densest city blocks in Melbourne, boasting towers of 200m through to over 300m.

Sustainability & Environment

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:00
The greening of Southbank is a step closer to reality following the endorsement of the draft concept plan for Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street by the Future Melbourne Committee on Tuesday, 18 July, 2017.