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Werribee

An overview of Wyndham's grand development plans

Werribee and surrounds have been in the news of late, principally due to increased public interest surrounding the pending announcement of the successful consortium that will take on East Werribee as one of the nation's largest urban development projects. East Werribee aside, there's no shortage of additional projects both present and future that are set to reinvigorate Wyndham. In addition to key infrastructure projects such as the Sneydes Road...

Wyndham Harbour - A precursor to how the west might be won?

What had originally intended to be a media release packaged up as a transport article has morphed into something of a grander question of future sustainability and design for Melbourne's burgeoning west after some banter at Urban Melbourne. Last Thursday saw Planning Minister Matthew Guy announce the rezoning of Wyndham Harbour, excerps of which are found below. State Government Rezones Wyndham Harbour Today Minister Matthew Guy has announced...

Development & Planning

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 08:00
Ballarat's station precinct is set to be transformed, following last week's announcement that the Pellicano Group has been awarded the rights to develop a new conference centre and hotel facility.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 09:00
The New Urban Agenda was officially adopted in Quito, Ecuador in the last plenary of the Habitat III conference. The agenda provides a 20-year “roadmap” to guide sustainable urban development globally. The text of the New Urban Agenda itself was agreed well before Habitat III at the UN General Assembly in September, during an extraordinary informal negotiation session that lasted for more than 30 hours.

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

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:00
Melbourne’s tram network may hold the key to providing the dense network of high frequency rapid transport that would provide world class connectivity in the inner-city and CBD. Melbourne and New York are very different cities. Drawing too close a parallel between any two cities can be a folly; however New York and Melbourne share some near similarities where it counts.

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).