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Melbourne's latest public art installation arrives at Docklands

Yarra's Edge is now home to Melbourne's latest piece of public art. At the foot of Mirvac's latest development within the Docklands precinct, a 50-metre artwork by Melbourne artist Tracy Sarroff has taken place. Rising from the Yarra, the sculpture consists of 16 buoyant crystalline shards made from opaque acrylic that ebb and flow with the tide, and change colour as pedestrians transit the immediate area. The shards which rise up to six metres...

Mirvac forges a new chapter within Yarra's Edge

Mirvac has ushered in the completion of another tower within its long-running Yarra's Edge enclave. Forge Tower is the latest building to welcome residents to Docklands; it along with a series of low-rise townhouses represent Mirvac's first gesture within the final Wharf’s Entrance sub-precinct. The continued push by Mirvac westward within Yarra's Edge and into the final Wharf’s Entrance stage comes 17 years after the developer began formulating...

Mirvac's Forge tops out with Voyager on the horizon

The first stage of Mirvac’s Wharf Entrance precinct within Yarra's Edge is nearing completion, with the $200 million Forge residential tower topping out recently. With Forge's topping out ceremony held in recent days, the event also represents a construction milestone for Wharfs Entrance in that it marks the beginning of the end of Mirvac’s Yarra’s Edge precinct. Construction within the then new precinct began in the early 2000's. The topping...

Melbourne's new rash of penthouses continue to set the benchmark

It's a great time if you happen to be in the market for an ultra-luxury abode withinin one of Melbourne's premier apartment projects. There's no shortage of choice, with some of the more recent releases to the market looking to set new benchmarks for size, price and overall luxury. Hot on the heels of Mirvac unveiling The Grand Pavilion Penthouse within their Eastbourne development, Optimus Developments are preparing to release K1 Residences...

The Riverside Quay Place Renewal project takes shape

As reported by Urban Melbourne early last year , the City of Melbourne and Mirvac are working in partnership to renew Southbank's Riverside Quay area, with particular emphasis placed on Riverside Quay Place. Key elements of Mirvac's office development at 2 Riverside Quay are a new office complex built over the existing car park and a new urban space at the foot of the building. The planning permit for this site required the development of a...
Array at Yarra's Edge. Image courtesy of Mirvac.

A tour of Mirvac's Array at Yarra's Edge

Urban Melbourne was recently invited on a tour of Array, the seventh of Mirvac's Yarra’s Edge towers, which features dual multi-level East and West penthouses. The visit included a walkthrough of the $8 million 425m2 East Penthouse, comprising four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a butler’s kitchen, a private lift and a double height living and entertaining area which opens out onto a terrace offering impressive views of Melbourne’s skyline. How's the...

Yarra Point the 2014 belle of the ball

The recent HIA Victorian Housing Awards saw Yarra Point within Mirvac's Yarra's Edge precinct collect the honours for Victoria's best apartment complex 2014. With the tower's 201 apartments 100% sold, the development will go on to contest the Apartment Complex category at the national HIA awards during 2015. The sixth tower of Mirvac's Yarra's Edge precinct, the project was launched during late 2010 with 50% subscribed at launch to Mirvac...
Forge marks the beginning of Wharf's Entrance

Yarra's Edge Forges Ahead

First covered by Urban Melbourne some months ago , Mirvac officially launched their Wharf's Entrance development yesterday by way of a river cruise down the Yarra to the site with Yarra's Edge. Under a glorious Melbourne day, Mirvac shared its vision for the precinct and touched on the experiences and insights gained from earlier stages within the Yarra's Edge precinct. Cruising down the Yarra courtesy of Mirvac. Wharf’s Entrance, so-named in...
Sir Nicholas Grimshaw with the model for 477 Collins Street at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London.

Planning Application > 477 Collins Street, Melbourne

Last week Mirvac submitted plans for its flagship Melbourne office development at 477 Collins Street designed by Grimshaw Architects . It will be only the second Premium Grade commercial development built in Melbourne in the last 20 years and Mirvac's largest commercial undertaking in Australia. The building as a whole has been designed to be multi-tenanted, with floor plates ranging between 1500 sqm (NLA) to 1900 sqm (NLA). Among the design...
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Development & Planning

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 00:00
During July, Urban Melbourne reported on City of Melbourne's positive response to Salta Properties' bid to have a skyscraper approved at 63 Exhibition Street. Last week a permit for the mixed-use, Bates Smart-designed tower was granted by the Minister for Planning, concluding a lengthy three-year stint at planning for the application.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 00:00
No doubt about it, the emerging build-to-rent model has the property media in a tizz at the moment. What may in part become a solution to the housing and rental affordability dilemma has garnered immense media attention of late.

Visual Melbourne

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 07:00
The former site of John Batman's home, Batman's Hill is entering the final stages of its redevelopment. Collins Square's final tower has begun its skyward ascent, as has Lendlease's Melbourne Quarter Commercial and Residential precinct already. Melbourne Quarter's first stage is at construction and involves a new 12-storey home for consultancy firm Arup along with a skypark.

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Transport & Design

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:00
Andréanne Doyon , RMIT University ; Joe Hurley , RMIT University ; Susie Moloney , RMIT University , and Trivess Moore , RMIT University Australia’s building and land-use policy settings fall well short of what’s needed to make meaningful progress toward creating sustainable cities. You will find environmental sustainability goals and objectives in government strategy documents.

Sustainability & Environment

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 12:00
The recent BDAV Building Design Awards once more showcased the talents and expertise of Victoria's building designers. 2017 was the 22nd year of the BDAV Design Awards, which aims to "profile excellence in building design, as well as profiling the importance of the building design profession to both the building industry and to the broader community." One project that ticked the boxes was Green Edge.