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Ivanhoe's largest mixed-use project emerges as Bellelle

A substantial mixed-use development set for the former Courtney and Patterson Ford auto site looks to be creeping toward reality, with promotional signage appearing onsite labelling the project Bellelle. With a primary address of 37-69 Bell Street, the Hayball-designed project set across a roughly 8,925sqm plot also maintains frontages to Lynden Avenue and Myrtle Street. After revisions which saw the initial scheme trimmed to better meet Council...

Melbourne's northern suburbs set for another major hotel

It's not just the inner city which is benefitting from a general upswing in new hotels developments, as the Hume growth corridor looks to accommodate its first genuine hotel. Located at 650 Hume Highway Craigieburn, developer JTX International is looking to create a 4 star business hotel within their broader Humex development. Spanning 32 hectares and valued at $1.7 billion, Humex is a mixed-use development principally created by Crosier Scott...

Development & Planning

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 07:00
After years of inactivity and stalled projects, Pentridge's rebirth is gathering momentum, headlined by a proposed all-silver tower put forward by Shayher Group and Cox Architecture. After Shayher Group's announcement last year that TFE Hotels was secured as operator of an onsite Adina Apartment Hotel complex , the intended redevelopment has since been lodged with planning authorities, with the expected outcome a new 18 storey tower.

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

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 12:00
The Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, this morning announced the preferred design option for removing level crossings in Cheltenham and Mentone would include sinking the rail lines under existing road grades and rebuilding both stations in respective trenches. The level crossings on Frankston line to go are Park Road and Charman Road in Cheltenham and Balcombe Road in Mentone.

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).