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Glen Iris

Malvern Road emerges as another apartment hot spot

It seems a little counter-intuitive that in an apartment market coming off its peak, there's still scope for locations around Melbourne to be shaping as apartment hot spots. Malvern Road is such an example; while the majority of projects are quite small relative to those of the CBD and surrounds, they do shape as the right stock for current market preferences which have drifted toward larger suburban dwellings. Focusing on Malvern and Glen Iris...

Project sales launch: The Henderson in Glen Iris

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In July 1850, Captain Thomas Henderson sailed into Hobsons Bay aboard the smartest vessel the new colony had ever seen. Revered by fellow seafarers, the ‘Iris’ was built of the best materials and radiated elegance with her polished mahogany. Captain Henderson settled on the banks of Gardiners Creek, establishing the suburb of Glen iris and naming it in homage to his graceful ship. Quality is designed into the heart of The Henderson. It heralds a...

Identifying the next apartment hotspot: Glen Iris

The latest planning application for Glen Iris is adding weight to the suburb's credentials as it emerges as an apartment hotspot. Situated 10 kilometres from Melbourne's CBD, the suburb has seen an elevated amount of apartment-based activity of late, with developers keen to secure a foothold within the locale which is split between City of Stonnington and City of Boroondara. Urban Melbourne is tracking 638 new apartments within Glen Iris spread...

Samuel Property and the new residential zones

One of the major changes to planning during the term of the last Victorian Government was the implementation of new residential and commercial zones right throughout metropolitan and regional areas . The new planning zones were designed to provide clarity to the community and also to developers in order for them to make investment decisions with a clear understanding of what can be built on the sites they purchase. One developer which is working...

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).