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Northern lights: the incredible rate of change in Melbourne's northern CBD

Cast your eyes over the northern reaches of Melbourne's CBD and a not-too-subtle marker is taking its place. Brady Group's Vision has motored past the 150 metre mark on its way to 226 metres and in doing so is acting as a vanguard project of sorts for the rash of new residential towers set to redefine this section of Melbourne. With a host of new proposals joining the ranks of late, now presents as an opportune time to provide an overview of...
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Coming up with the Goods - 710 Collins Street Docklands

The focus of today's article is Equiset 's proposal at 710 Collins Street, designed by Hassell and potentially Docklands' tallest building at 189 metres. I will also touch briefly on the proposal's impact on the skyline together with Collins Square Tower 4D and Lend Lease 's 701 Collins Street project (covered in a separate article ) by way of a number of in context renders. Equiset's proposal calls for the demolition of the barely 5-year old...

Not so straight forward > 25-35 Power Street, Southbank

Blink and you would have missed it! Within weeks of this prime Southbank development site at 25-35 Power Street (also known as 38 Freshwater Place) landing a new owner, a planning application landed in the lap of determining body DTPLI . Having the site purchase announced during October, new owner Freshwater No 6 Pty Ltd, a company located within the Sydney suburb of Rhodes, wasted no time in submitting detailed plans for a 70 storey mixed-use...

Development & Planning

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 06:00
Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved another commercial tower at Lendlease's Melbourne Quarter development in the Docklands. The building known as Melbourne Quarter Tower will be located at 693 Collins Street, injecting almost 55,000sqm of office space into the precinct across its 28 floors, in addition to approximately 2,500sqm of retail space.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:00
As part of the enabling stage of the Queen Victoria Market Renewal Project, the City of Melbourne has finally revealed their plans for the former Munro site, to be developed by PDG Corporation into a mixed-use development comprising a 58-storey Bates Smart designed-tower of 308 dwellings and a 300-room hotel, after the developer was awarded the rights to develop the site on CoM's behalf.

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 23, 2017 - 12:00
The large-scale redevelopment of Richmond's former Jaques engineering complex has been marked by an number of onsite dedications. Dating back to 1885 and with frontages to Palmer, Coppin, Dyer and Griffiths Streets, the 9,945sqm site's engineering heritage has been permanently embossed across the site.

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.