Happy New Financial Year!

For many today is the day we all groan about having to fill out our annual tax returns, for us it's the start of the (financial) year we intend to supercharge's profile.

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In May and June we saw a noticeable increase in queries from developers & their agents regarding taking advantage of our free project database listing offering.  There are still many projects with just a shell listing and developers, sales agents, PR or marketing agencies are encouraged to contact us in order to take advantage of our project pages by clicking here.

Likewise, in the next few weeks, we will be rolling out a new view of our current project database making it easier for those of you (and there are many already judging by the amount of traffic hitting project pages directly!) who use to kick off your research into buying off-the-plan apartments.  Put simply, the new module will display all project listings which are at a Registration & Sales or the upcoming 'Under Construction with ongoing sales' [that's a working title if you must know] status - the current Project Database isn't changing, this new view will just target specific projects which are in a Registration & Sales phase or projects which are Under Construction and still apartments to sell. 


We are also happy to announce we were recently approved by the City of Melbourne to host an event at Melbourne Knowledge Week in late October/early November.  The details of which are still fluid at this time, but as we lock in our event details, we will announce it in due course.


You might have seen this in the right side bar and/or in the footer of the site:

...that's because we have recently been approved to join the Guardian Select network!  

Data and analysis - you can never have enough

From August/September, another new module will appear in the Main Menu: Building Database.  No, not another view of the current Project Database - this is going to be a database of existing urban buildings (and naturally where Projects will live once they're complete).  I've got my previous life-Business Analyst hat on at the moment and I'm currently working through the fields we need to store on each building in the new database, but if you're a building statistics & data, architecture, urban industry professional or student user, we intend to give you all your Birthdays, Christmas and New Year's Eves at once.  


Like the new Sales-focused Project Database functionality to be rolled out in the coming weeks, we will also be rolling out our list of partners we have formed a relationship with.  We're always open to forming partnerships with like-minded individuals and organisations who wish to see Melbourne grow through more sustainable means - whether it just be a simple link swap or more involved, feel free to contact us to introduce yourselves.


And lastly, thank you to everyone who has contributed to to date - and here's to an Urban Melbourne in the weeks, months and years ahead!


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Development & Planning

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:00
The 96 is the third busiest tram corridor in Melbourne with the most recent data published by Yarra Trams having the route clock up 15.4million annual trips. Much of this patronage is likely due to the route being the fastest route to St Kilda from the CBD at the southern...

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 14:30
On Monday 24th of October, the iCities: World Class CBDs series conference kicks off. First held in Kuala Lumpur, this year's conference is to be held at the Langham Hotel on Southbank. iCities is owned and operated by iProperty Group, a network property under the REA Group umbrella brand. Over...


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”. Perhaps the most striking example of this juxtaposition between old and new is the Coops Shot...

Transport & Design

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 07:00
108 Leicester Street is a collection of eight multi-level Fitzroy townhouses that have been designed to respond to the changing face of multi-residential living in Melbourne. The hybrid inner-city dwellings combine developer/builder FOURSQ with Melbourne firm BKK Architects. The design acknowledges the housing typologies of the development's Fitzroy neighbourhood with...

Sustainability & Environment

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 00:00
The proposed new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) on Sturt Street is shaping to become much more than a cutting edge venue. While the project has been given coverage to date across a range of mediums, very little has been said regarding the project playing an integral part in the...