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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

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 00:00
The proposed changes to the residential zone controls put forward by the Victorian State Government via Amendment VC110 were gazetted on Tuesday. While the amendments effect the General Residential Zone (GRZ), Residential Growth Zone (RGZ), and Mixed Use Zone (MUZ ) it’s the removal of the two-lot subdivision restriction in the Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ) that is perhaps most notable, effectively increasing development potential in the NRZ.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 00:00
Katrina Raynor , University of Melbourne and Carolyn Whitzman , University of Melbourne The need for more affordable housing close to public transport and services is acute in Melbourne. Inner Melbourne has experienced a 74% increase in rough sleeping in the past two years .

Visual Melbourne

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 07:00
Once again Melbourne has turned it on for the spectacular cultural juggernaut that is White Night. A crowd of around 600,000 took part in the all night festival of projections, performances, artworks and installations. Stealing the show again this year was the extraordinary projections upon the Royal Exhibition Building.

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Transport & Design

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 12:00
The first apartments within the West End precinct have been launched within the 15-storey Adderley, designed by interiors group Carr Design Group. Covered by Urban Melbourne last month , West End represents the biggest development project in the inner city, transforming a 9200sqm former industrial site into a thriving, self-sustaining neighbourhood.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 13:00
Victoria Walks, a walking promotion charity supported by VicHeath, is leading a crowdsourcing initiative that is supported by the State Government and 14 councils. The campaign aims to collect and analyse opinions on walking right across the Melbourne metropolitan area. The authorities are asking people to indicate their walking safety concerns through an interactive online map on CrowdSpot's platform.