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Hayball rework plans for a major Sydney Road apartment development

A public thoroughfare is the stand out feature of a newly advertised planning application for 200-216 Sydney Road, Coburg. Hayball-designed plans for the site are intended to supersede an already approved scheme which along with the land holding were offered for sale by Colliers during 2016. Colliers pitched the site as a versatile project capable of creating a new urban precinct on one of Melbourne’s major shopping strips. Reportedly sold for...

Carlton Connect Initiative Approved - construction to begin mid-year

On Friday April 6th, Minister for Planning Richard Wynne approved an amendment to the Melbourne Planning Scheme, allowing construction to commence on Carlton Connect - a major University of Melbourne project being developed in partnership with Lendlease at the site of the old Royal Women’s Hospital in Carlton. The recent approval follows on from the University of Melbourne announcing a partnership with a consortium led by Lendlease in November...

Hayball's Richard Leonard provides insight into the South Melbourne Primary School

Earlier this month Urban Melbourne highlighted the recent completion of the South Melbourne Primary School , located on Ferrars Street within the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area. Designed by Hayball, the new vertical school is the first to be constructed in Victoria and forms part of a wider community hub being developed in the Montague precinct, which will also include the now under construction Montague Park. Urban Melbourne asked Hayball...

A first look inside Hayball's South Melbourne Primary School

Despite the planning uncertainty swirling around Fishermans Bend, the urban renewal area can now boast a world-beating and fully complete Primary School. To mark the completion of South Melbourne Primary School (SMPS), project architects Hayball have commissioned new imagery of the complex. Melbourne-based architecture photographer Dianne Snape was tasked with capturing SMPS in use, in the process providing the wider public with a first glimpse...

Quest boosts an expanding Burwood Highway development scene

Burwood Highway's strengthening apartment market will soon be underscored by a new multi-level Quest Apartment Hotel development. Crema Constructions has been anointed as the builder of choice for the project that has an estimated completion date of February 2019. At 315-319 Burwood Highway, the K2LD Architects-designed Burwood East accommodation replaces an earlier purely residential design of roughly 100 apartments that was created by Plus...

Carlton's magnetic appeal for student accommodation strengthens

Journal Student Living's move on 500 Swanston Street headlines a fresh drive of student accommodation projects looking to call Carlton home. The $60m build would be Journal's second Melbourne project after 18-32 Leicester Street which is in the hands of Icon Construction. Journal Student Living is backed by South African company Redefine Properties. 500 Swanston Street as the current home of the CFMEU accounts for a 1,388sqm land plot and finds...

Cornering the creative market: Hayball's Tom Jordan on Melbourne's new office dynamic

Urban Melbourne has on numerous occasions over the course of the last year highlighted the groundswell of office-based development aimed squarely at Melbourne's city fringe markets. The municipalities of Yarra and Port Phillip have been the primary beneficiaries of this discernible shift in office activity. Only last month Urban Melbourne highlighted the growing importance of fringe suburbs such as Richmond, Cremorne, South Melbourne and...

Urbanest's latest project revealed as Icon Construction scores another major build

Student accommodation provider Urbanest will have another inner-city footprint ready for the 2019 academic year as 122-136 Berkeley Street goes to construction. The site in question is adjacent to, and opposite GSA Australia's 221 Pelham Street and 684-688 Elizabeth Street projects, bolstering the immediate area's already heavy student accommodation construction activity. Awarded to Icon Construction, 122-136 Berkeley Street is the third current...

UniMelb adds Swanston Street to their student accommodation portfolio

The University of Melbourne is once more chasing the right to create another significant student housing complex. Located at 625-631 Swanston Street, the project has been dubbed Lincoln Square South and finds itself in the middle of Melbourne's evolving student precinct centred around Carlton's Swanston Street stretch. Lincoln Square South is the latest development that will help support the 50,000 students that visit the institution's Parkville...

Two stand out Melbourne projects reveal their true colours

They are at either end of the size scale, yet two key Melbourne developments are beginning to show their wares. Both Australia 108 and South Melbourne Primary School have received their first exterior finishes over recent weeks, providing the passersby with a glimpse at the final product which is still some time away, particularly in the case of Australia 108. Melbourne's soon-to-be tallest tower situated on Southbank has received cladding over...

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Development & Planning

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:00
The City of Melbourne's Boyd Park concept plan is a step closer to being realised with Melbourne City Council via its Future (Planning) Committee forum, endorsing the scheme and resolving to issue a Planning Permit.

Transport & Design

MCG redevelopment, Jolimont railyards, Fed Square East, Jolimont rail corridor deck
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 00:00
A topic which rears its head at least once a year is the decking of the Jolimont railyards as a means of providing a stronger connection between the Melbourne CBD and the Yarra River, while adding to the city's open space network.