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Two major residential projects receive approval

Two highly prominent locations are now free to host substantial residential buildings after receiving planning approval in recent days. VCAT has green-lighted St Kilda's tallest development to date at 8-12 Punt Road while Darebin City Council were satisfied with the merits of what is set to become Reservoir's biggest apartment development at 830 Plenty Road. 8-12 Punt Road, which is also referred to as One St Kilda Junction first appeared on...

Could Glen Waverley emerge as another eastern suburban apartment hub?

Glen Waverley is on the cusp of realising a handful of higher density projects within its designated activity centre. The tempered flow of projects doesn't necessarily correlate to the underlying demand for apartments within the suburb, if apartment projects such as Ikon and Galleria are any example. Both managed to sell in near record time, with the latter selling 100 apartments in 90 minutes . So demand is present and the structure plan is in...

Reservoir Reflection one of suburban Melbourne's largest proposals

Long thought of as a site prime for high-density development, 830 Plenty Road is again subject to a planning application which would radically alter the local landscape should it gain approval. The 10,194sqm land parcel atop Reservoir's Summerhill Village currently sees a variety of vacant low-rise buildings languishing onsite, with all set to make way for 326 dwellings. Project manager and development manager Ouson Group is behind the proposal...

Delivering liveable high rise buildings: a challenge for Melbourne architects

Since the late 2000s there has been an exceptional rise in completions of high-rise apartments with most of them located in the CBD and inner city. To say that there has been a boom in apartment construction is to put it mildly; the number of skyscrapers and high rise buildings are changing the look of the Melbourne skyline. According to a survey by City of Melbourne's “ Future Living, City of Melbourne ,” the City of Melbourne's residential...

Development & Planning

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 00:00
Hoardings advertising Airport West's first high density apartment project have been removed, as the site heads back to planning with the intention of becoming the suburb's first high-rise development. Dubbed Alfa Apartments to date, the build would have seen retail tenancies and 50 plus apartments over five levels, on the corner of Matthews Avenue and Webb Road.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 00:00
On 2 January 2017, it was reported that several popular eateries and bars in Footscray had been vandalised, including the perennially successful 8 Bit Burgers on Droop Street, and Up In Smoke on Hopkins Street. 8 Bit had the warm new year's welcome gift of 14 smashed windows and the words “F**k off hipster scum” spray-painted on their entrance.

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”.

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Transport & Design

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).