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Yarra's Edge

Melbourne's latest public art installation arrives at Docklands

Yarra's Edge is now home to Melbourne's latest piece of public art. At the foot of Mirvac's latest development within the Docklands precinct, a 50-metre artwork by Melbourne artist Tracy Sarroff has taken place. Rising from the Yarra, the sculpture consists of 16 buoyant crystalline shards made from opaque acrylic that ebb and flow with the tide, and change colour as pedestrians transit the immediate area. The shards which rise up to six metres...
Array at Yarra's Edge. Image courtesy of Mirvac.

A tour of Mirvac's Array at Yarra's Edge

Urban Melbourne was recently invited on a tour of Array, the seventh of Mirvac's Yarra’s Edge towers, which features dual multi-level East and West penthouses. The visit included a walkthrough of the $8 million 425m2 East Penthouse, comprising four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a butler’s kitchen, a private lift and a double height living and entertaining area which opens out onto a terrace offering impressive views of Melbourne’s skyline. How's the...

Yarra Point the 2014 belle of the ball

The recent HIA Victorian Housing Awards saw Yarra Point within Mirvac's Yarra's Edge precinct collect the honours for Victoria's best apartment complex 2014. With the tower's 201 apartments 100% sold, the development will go on to contest the Apartment Complex category at the national HIA awards during 2015. The sixth tower of Mirvac's Yarra's Edge precinct, the project was launched during late 2010 with 50% subscribed at launch to Mirvac...

Cruising on the edge

Last week I was afforded the privilege of cruising down the Yarra River as part of Mirvac's media launch for their Wharf's Entrance development at Yarra's Edge . As usual I had my trusty camera in tow and decided to capture parts the vista from a different perspective: on the water. Please enjoy the visual essay below on a superb late winter Melbourne day.
Forge marks the beginning of Wharf's Entrance

Yarra's Edge Forges Ahead

First covered by Urban Melbourne some months ago , Mirvac officially launched their Wharf's Entrance development yesterday by way of a river cruise down the Yarra to the site with Yarra's Edge. Under a glorious Melbourne day, Mirvac shared its vision for the precinct and touched on the experiences and insights gained from earlier stages within the Yarra's Edge precinct. Cruising down the Yarra courtesy of Mirvac. Wharf’s Entrance, so-named in...
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Development & Planning

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 00:00
The City of Melbourne earlier this week agreed to provide conditional support for MAB Corporation's NewQuay West Development Plan via its Future Melbourne (Planning) Committee. The revised development plan prepared by DKO Architecture and Aspect Studios was driven by the development of the Ron Barassi Senior Park which necessitated a revisiting of the precinct layout and urban structure.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:00
The marriage of old and new can be a difficult process, particularly when the existing structure has intrinsic heritage value. In previous times Fitzroy's 237 Napier Street served as the home of furniture manufacturer C.F. Rojo and Sons. Taking root during 1887, Christobel Rojo oversaw operations though over time the site would become home to furniture manufacturer Thonet.

Visual Melbourne

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 07:00
The former site of John Batman's home, Batman's Hill is entering the final stages of its redevelopment. Collins Square's final tower has begun its skyward ascent, as has Lendlease's Melbourne Quarter Commercial and Residential precinct already. Melbourne Quarter's first stage is at construction and involves a new 12-storey home for consultancy firm Arup along with a skypark.

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Transport & Design

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 00:00
Leslie A. Martin , University of Melbourne and Sam Thornton , University of Melbourne Road congestion in large Australian cities is estimated to cost more than A$16 billion a year . Economists have long argued the best way to improve traffic flow is to charge drivers for their contribution to road congestion.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00
Cbus Property's office development for Medibank at 720 Bourke Street in Docklands recently became the first Australian existing property to receive a WELL Certification, Gold Shell and Core rating. The WELL rating goes beyond sustainable building features with a greater focus on the health and well-being of a building's occupants.