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Super Tuesday

Ramifications of 'Super Tuesday'

Time to gaze into the crystal ball after yesterday's announcements concerning 'Super Tuesday' ; or the approval of five residential towers through inner Melbourne. Reading over the press release, much could be derived from the short few paragraphs which were provided. Here's my interpretation: Backyard Blitz Yesterday's release made reference to Plan Melbourne and reformed residential zones which protect established suburbs from high rise...

Victorian Government announces suite of "Super Tuesday" approvals

The Victorian Government has declared today, Tuesday 25/02/14, "Super Tuesday" after the Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, has fast-tracked five residential projects for approval. 2000 apartments, half a billion dollars in total value and 4000 construction jobs are the numbers being touted in the Planning Minister's press release. The projects which have been given approval are: 127-141 A'Beckett Street . 632 apartments, 63 levels, 196 metres high...

Development & Planning

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 00:00
A rush of planning applications either side of the festive break are cumulatively seeking to add to South Melbourne's robust development scene, with four major apartment projects lodged. City of Port Phillip will now assess the respective merits of the fresh applications, along with a handful of other noteworthy towers already at planning that when combined, would provide the popular suburb with thousands of new apartments.

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).