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Melbourne’s new built form controls – an end to hyper density?

Melbourne’s high-rise boom has resulted in higher density in parts of the city than other mega cities like New York and Hong Kong.  Amendment C270 to the Melbourne Planning Scheme, approved by the Minister before Christmas, seeks to rein this in. The amendment introduces new built form controls that impose new limits on building height,

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

Colour and movement = Mimby

Mimby Jones-Robinson is a vibrantly dressed and vivacious woman who adds considerable colour to our streets – not only with her art but in her manner of dressing. She is her own canvas! Although Mimby had been painting on the streets for 10 years, her participation in All Your Walls, a street art event in

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