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Controversial sign

Controversial sign

Residents have objected to an application to turn a floodlit high-wall promotional sign on the corner of Elizabeth and Swanston streets into an LED screen.  A planning application has been submitted to the City of Melbourne to replace the floodlit sign mounted to the north-facing wall of the 1-5 Elizabeth St building with an electronic

Another big year for CBD planning

By Lawrence Dragomir, Urban Melbourne What was initially a relatively quiet beginning to 2017 is fast drawing to a close with progress being made on a flurry of projects. Charter Hall’s $600 million Wesley Place project at 130 Lonsdale St is now underway with ground works signalling the commencement of construction on the premium grade

Tick of approval for new skyscrapers

By Laurence Dragomir, Urban Melbourne A couple of skyscrapers which have been at planning for the better part of three years were recently approved via different channels. The first project at 63 Exhibition St was last month granted a permit by the Minister for Planning for a Bates Smart-designed mixed-use tower. When the project came

Market and State Library lead the way

By Laurence Dragomir, Urban Melbourne October brings with it warmer (hopefully) and longer days along with an update on some key projects happening within the city. Starting with the Queen Victoria Market where the City of Melbourne has voted to pursue a revised design proposal for the below ground operational area at the western end of

Call for plan for the central city

Some order may come to the apparent planning chaos within the CBD if City of Melbourne planning chair Cr Ken Ong has his way. Cr Ong wants the council to again attempt to lead a planning scheme amendment resulting in firm rules governing built form within the Hoddle Grid area. The council attempted four years

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