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Urban Development & Design

A problem South Melbourne site looks for new life

Considering the sheer volume of apartment projects Melbourne has absorbed over recent years, the rate of failed projects is comparatively miniscule. Very few apartment projects that launched their respective sales campaigns over the last five years failed to progress to construction. One of the more notable casualties though was 100 Park Street; the South Melbourne project straddling the busy Kings Way and Park Street intersection had over...

Carr's Hoddle Street Development finds favour with Council

The City of Melbourne's Future (Planning) Committee this week resolved to issue conditional approval for a 10-storey building at 1071-1081 Hoddle Street in East Melbourne. The building would rise to a height of 31.54m and accommodate 26 apartments on a triangular shaped site with a total area of 311 sqm. The railway cutting for the Hurstbridge and South Morang lines abuts the rear of the site and a council lane stretches along the southern...

Southbank's densest block to become even denser?

CBRE in recent weeks has begun marketing a development site at 118 City Road in Southbank which has been branded as 'Flagship'. The 6,191sqm site is currently home to a BMW dealership and showroom, and has significant potential to add to what is set to become on of the densest city blocks in Melbourne, boasting towers of 200m through to over 300m. The site is located close ro both the 297m Eureka Tower and the under construction 319m Australia...

City of Yarra runs hot with another significant commercial development planned

The changing built form landscape within City of Yarra may well be nudged once more down the commercial path as plans are assessed for a sizebale development of the Kia/Patersons site at 198-242 Burnley Street, Richmond. Council is deliberating over a plan which would create four separate office buildings that would hold an accumulated GFA of approximately 40,000sqm and support 800-1000 full time jobs. On behalf of Burnley Developments Pty Ltd,...

West Melbourne's destination development begins construction

Well into its demolition programme, Trenerry Property's West End will begin construction next month. Builder Hamilton Marino has been chosen to deliver the project which toward the end of 2019 will see the former industrial site transformed into a mixed-use 'destination' development for West Melbourne. Billed as a 'destination' development that is expected to draw in surrounding workers and residents, a sweep through the Urban Melbourne Project...

The next wave of major builds line up

A handful of major construction projects are moving closer to reality, as evidenced by current construction tenders open for each of the respective projects. With a minimum construction value of $50 million, the five projects across metropolitan Melbourne represent the largest projects currently at tender. Below is a brief overview of each of the five projects that will make their place in due course. Flinders Gate The view from Federation...

Revisiting Melbourne's low-rise high-density project numbers

In November 2015 there was still a prevailing view that Melbourne only built skyscrapers the inner city and new sprawly suburbs on the fringe, with little 'low-rise high-density'. During the same month, we published two articles which showed that 46% of all projects on the Urban Melbourne Project Database were residential in 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 level configurations. At that time , there were 983 projects and now at the time of writing, there are 1,...

Perri Projects and Woods Bagot seek a new northern CBD focal point

One of Melbourne's diminishing number of larger-scale planning applications has broken cover. Local developer Perri Projects is seeking to push through a substantial apartment tower on a prominent site at the northern tip of the CBD. 23-29 Victoria Street is currently a service station, but under plans conceived by Woods Bagot a 25 storey predominantly residential would take its place. The site finds itself in a mixed-use zone with a wide...

Q & A with OSK Property's Ju Yan

In light of Malaysia's OSK Property preparing to begin works on the massive Melbourne Square development on Southbank, Urban Melbourne took the opportunity to chat with the developer's Managing Director, Ju Yan. Covering all things Melbourne Square and the firm's grander Australian intentions, the interview transpired as follows: UM: What prompted OSK to enter Melbourne as the first international venture for the company? JY: As we embarked on...

Dahua Group's Green Lu discusses Hawthorn Park

First covered on Urban Melbourne over a year ago , Dahua Group's $300million Hawthorn Park development will be the largest development within the City of Boroondara LGA upon completion comprising four buildings on a 1.2ha site within walking distance of shopping, cafes and entertainment in Camberwell, Auburn Station and Swinburne University. Architects RotheLowman collaborated with landscape architect Jack Merlo to create the central park and a...

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Development & Planning

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 00:00
Considering the sheer volume of apartment projects Melbourne has absorbed over recent years, the rate of failed projects is comparatively miniscule. Very few apartment projects that launched their respective sales campaigns over the last five years failed to progress to construction.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 12:00
Carolyn Whitzman , University of Melbourne Liveability is an increasingly important goal of Australian planning policy. And creating cities where residents can get to most of the services they need within 20 to 30 minutes has been proposed, at both federal and state level, as a key liveability-related mechanism.

Visual Melbourne

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:00
Part Three follows on from the Part One: Yarra's Edge and Part Two: Victoria Harbour. The focus of today's piece will be NewQuay and Harbour Town, the northern most precincts within Docklands. NewQuay NewQuay was the first precinct to open way back in 2003 and has probably evolved the most.

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Transport & Design

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 07:15
CBRE in recent weeks has begun marketing a development site at 118 City Road in Southbank which has been branded as 'Flagship'. The 6,191sqm site is currently home to a BMW dealership and showroom, and has significant potential to add to what is set to become on of the densest city blocks in Melbourne, boasting towers of 200m through to over 300m.

Sustainability & Environment

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:00
The greening of Southbank is a step closer to reality following the endorsement of the draft concept plan for Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street by the Future Melbourne Committee on Tuesday, 18 July, 2017.