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VicTrack

The stations set for change under VicTrack's development drive

VicTrack's gradual purge of ancillary land is set to encompass a handful of additional stations, as the Government-backed body looks to further facilitate development around its key assets. The first station to receive development under the Station Precinct Enhancement Program was Glen Waverley, which with development partner Consolidated Properties saw the delivery of the $70m IKON mixed-use project. Completed in late 2013, IKON is still a...

Jewell Station's all-encompassing ethos set to provide a unique development outcome

Following on from the launch of the first of two apartment buildings that constitutes the new Jewell Station, Urban Melbourne took the opportunity to pose a number of questions to Neometro Director James Tutton. Extensively covered by Urban Melbourne during its inception, Jewell Station Precinct is the latest tract of land seeded by VicTrack in order to create a mixed-use, people friendly development outcome. Enter Neometro who have taken the...

Jewell Station redevelopment plans now before Moreland City Council

The public is now able to view plans for Jewell Station's much hyped redevelopment, with documents currently on display for perusal via Moreland City Council's online planning register. After a lengthy community engagement period, VicTrack and development partner Neometro pressed ahead with a town planning submission during July. Billed as an opportunity to bring residential and retail development to the station precinct in conjunction with an...

Development & Planning

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 00:00
Hoardings advertising Airport West's first high density apartment project have been removed, as the site heads back to planning with the intention of becoming the suburb's first high-rise development. Dubbed Alfa Apartments to date, the build would have seen retail tenancies and 50 plus apartments over five levels, on the corner of Matthews Avenue and Webb Road.

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).