Signed, sealed but yet to be delivered. Work commences on 900 new dwellings

Builders signage across a quartet of sites has heralded the commencement of a new wave of construction that will create 900 new dwellings. The four separate projects are headlined by 601 St Kilda Road which has just seen Icon signage made prominent across the site. 601 St Kilda Road was a low-rise commercial complex, but it is quickly making way so that Icon can deliver 400 plus apartments over three separate buildings. Dubbed St. Boulevard and...

Target's Williams Landing HQ a boon for the west's commercial prospects

Melbourne's west may not be the epicentre of commercial development, but a trickle of projects is casting a light on the areas potential for future commercial growth. The recent announcement that Target Australia will move its national headquarters to Williams Landing serves to bolster the west's profile, whilst also providing developer Cedar Woods with a premium tenant for their masterplanned development. Located opposite Williams Landing...

A commercial mini city beckons as Melbourne's southeast flourishes

City of Monash planners have recommended that Singapore-backed Frasers Property Australia along with project partner Commercial & Industrial Property (CIP) be allowed to proceed with a multi-staged commercial development that would become one of suburban Melbourne's largest. Subject to a raft of conditions, the proposal which includes in excess of 60,000sqm of commercial office space is poised to account for a vacant site at 254-294...

Development & Planning

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00
As indicated in Urban Melbourne's article on commercial development , site works have commenced on the Two Melbourne Quarter site, which forms part of the greater Melbourne Quarter development being delivered by Lendlease within the Docklands precinct. This has coincided with Lendlease securing EnergyAustralia as the anchor tenant for Two Melbourne Quarter and signing a development agreement to commence construction in earnest.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 13:00
The Victorian Government has announced it will ban the use of aluminium cladding panels that have a polyethylene core of more than 30% and expanded polystyrene will also be banned on buildings with 3 or more levels. The changes were announced by the Planning Minister, Richard Wynne, on Saturday morning along with new guidelines for building surveyors.

Visual Melbourne

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:00
The various spaces and elements which combine to form RMIT's New Academic Street (NAS) have progressively begun to open to students and visitors alike. I was recently fortunate enough to be part of an informal group tour through the completed spaces within NAS, led by Harrison and White which had a hand in the project.

Transport & Design

Sustainability & Environment