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Central Equity

Two giants round out Central Equity's massive development pipeline

2015 shapes as a pivotal year for Central Equity with three current sizebale planning applications for the Southbank-based developer set to underpin their intentions for the coming years. After highlighting 71-87 City Road during October , the wraps are now off 268-274 City Road on Southbank and 556-558 Lonsdale Street within Melbourne's CBD. The latter two if delivered in their initial form would have a joint development value approaching $350...

Central Equity breaks the mould: 71-87 City Road, Southbank

Having secured the last of four consecutive Southbank blocks during early 2015, Central Equity have enlisted Doig Architecture to design a residential tower that strays away from the developer's typical formula for success, at least externally. For so long, content with churning out towers of approximately 40 levels and of a generic nature, Central Equity will for the first time surpass the 200 metre barrier with a 67 level residential tower...

Central Equity seeking size > 1-11 Balston Street, Southbank

The Future Melbourne (Planning) Committee will tomorrow consider the merits of one of two proposed towers that prolific Melbourne-based apartment developer Central Equity currently has under consideration with State planning body DTPLI. While the nearby 54-68 Kavanagh Street has been reported to be 165 metres, Central Equity have also sought to extend a previously approved scheme at 1-11 Balston Street, Southbank. Marking the final and...

Development & Planning

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 07:00
After years of stagnation in the Geelong hotel sector, Victoria's second city will soon welcome a new hotel as Franzé Developments unveils its intentions to turn a Geelong CBD site into new short stay accommodation. Acquired for $7 million and spanning 2,700sqm, the site located at 44 Ryrie Street was purchased off market.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:00
In January a review by former police commissioner Neil Comrie found that the Melbourne Youth Justice Centre (MYJC) in Parkville was no longer fit for purpose. The facility which first opened at the site in 1955 has now reached the end of its useful life as a juvenile detention centre.

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.

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Transport & Design

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:00
Comment The clock keeps ticking. And it's not going away anytime soon. I'm of course talking about land transport to and from Melbourne Airport, or more to the point our over-reliance on the road network to transport both passengers and employees to and from the airport terminals and the many businesses located nearby.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 13:00
Victoria Walks, a walking promotion charity supported by VicHeath, is leading a crowdsourcing initiative that is supported by the State Government and 14 councils. The campaign aims to collect and analyse opinions on walking right across the Melbourne metropolitan area. The authorities are asking people to indicate their walking safety concerns through an interactive online map on CrowdSpot's platform.