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Melbourne Village to become West Melbourne's next big apartment project

Asian Pacific Group is preparing to move ahead with West Melbourne's largest residential project. Partnered by Ironfish Developments, the duo are behind Melbourne Village, with signage for the project appearing onsite in recent days. At 83-113 Batman Street, Asian Pacific Group's purchase of the site a year ago came with planning approval for a Bruce Henderson Architects-designed 522-apartment scheme. Covering 3,800-square metre plot and with a...

Spacious and Hayball team up to create two new residential projects

Cremorne-based Spacious Property Group have teamed with Hayball to create the developer's next two apartment projects. Pending approval, St Kilda and West Melbourne will house the respective mid-rise projects, adding to Spacious Property Group's sole current Melbourne project located opposite Blackburn Station. The St Kilda project involves a 2,110sqm site at 54-60 St Kilda Road which the developer secured at the turn of the year for a reported...

Two key planning policies set to reshape West Melbourne

West Melbourne continues to evolve with the suburb subject to a steady flow of new developments, as evidenced by the roughly 3,000 apartments in development and currently noted within Urban Melbourne's Project Database. With the boom in high density and high rise projects looming large over the suburb, City of Melbourne have gone about enacting two separate pieces of policy in order to better manage and facilitate the rapid change that is...

West Melbourne's development scene as fluid as ever

As one the city's in demand new apartment locations, West Melbourne continues to consistently churn out development news. Last week architecture firm Buchan Group confirmed that its former studio at 133 Rosslyn Street West Melbourne had received planning approval for a new residential complex. Replacing the firm's former office will be a new 9 storey design for developer Starland Pacific Group. With PDS Group installed as Development and Project...

Industrial West Melbourne the latest urban renewal contender

A traditional industrial pocket of West Melbourne looks set to join the likes of Footscray and Fishermans Bend in receiving a high density repurposing. Developer Perri Projects is behind a scheme that would also look to overhaul the majority of West Melbourne's frontage to the Maribyrnong River. Spread over 2.8 hectares and directly opposite Footscray's Joseph Road Precinct urban renewal area, the site which is loosely addressed 150-250...

Planning Application > 488-494 La Trobe Street, West Melbourne

West Melbourne continues its impressive run toward the latter part of 2014 with yet another large-scale planning application currently before authorities. Located on the northern side of La Trobe Street between Spencer and King, City of Melbourne is currently assessing the merits of the residential tower which may accommodate 247 apartments if approved. Sold by agent Savills during August 2014, new owner Spacious Property Development Group is...

Planning Application > 385-405 King Street, West Melbourne

West Melbourne continues its upward trajectory with the subject of today's article the third intended project for Singaporean-backed World Class Land in Melbourne. Foreshadowed on Urban Melbourne during October, 385-405 King Street West Melbourne seeks to replace an existing office block with an Elenberg Fraser-designed apartment tower defined by its angular, fragmented facade. One of a host of tall residential towers slated for West Melbourne,...

We deliver > Australia Post and 185 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne

185 Rosslyn Street West Melbourne is a prime 9,200sqm site which has been earmarked as a benchmark for development in the area, although which is currently offered for sale as a development site with the associated planning application attached. Currently before the State Government, the Australia Post-owned site has the potential to support a development which can revitalise the immediate precinct and provide key improvements to the public...

Cbus enters West Melbourne with 9 Dryburgh Street

Industry superannuation fund Cbus has - via its property arm - submitted plans for a key West Melbourne site which it hopes will house a tower including 217 residential apartments. Directly opposite North Melbourne Station, the triangular site is now subject to a planning application before City of Melbourne seeking approval for a Hayball-designed 14 level residential building that will comfortably outdo all surrounding buildings in terms of...

West Melbourne apartment projects continue to flow

It may not be as fluid a market as Melbourne's CBD, but much can change in the course of a week in West Melbourne. Last week's article highlighting a handful of the taller proposals is complimented by a handful of new projects discovered in recent days. Here is a revised standing for a number of new West Melbourne residential projects: The Delukian - 91 Dudley Street 91-95 Dudley Street. Images courtesy 1:1 Architects & Phooey City of...

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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).