Minister compromises over 447 Collins St

The month of April saw Planning Minister Richard Wynne initially reject the  47-storey, 165m twin tower scheme for 447 Collins St before reaching an agreement with proponent Cbus Property that would see the development begin construction in September. The revised scheme designed by Woods Bagot and SHoP architects will be six-storeys shorter for a total

Councillor Profile


The making of a lord mayor

Robert Doyle’s six years as Lord Mayor of Melbourne has benefitted both the city and the man himself. Melbourne has had a highly articulate, hard working and talented champion.  And Cr Doyle has experienced a rehabilitation of sorts and has emerged a better person. This is largely because of the nature of local government.  Although

Street Art


MiKoniK pieces it together

Sometimes known as the Westside Puzzler, MiKoniK’s street art life began as a graffer. This was around 1989 and it led to an early morning visit from the law and him being unceremoniously cuffed and taken away to be interviewed. It was not long after this incident that he legalised his writing skills by taking