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Tribunal knocks back redevelopment of Flagstaff House

Flagstaff House is a “B” graded heritage building located opposite the Flagstaff Gardens on the corner of Batman and and King streets.  It was designed by Yuncken Freeman Architects in 1955 and developed for its office. It was considered a prototype building for subsequent “International Style” heritage buildings by Yuncken Freeman in Melbourne, most notably

A full financial history of the QVM invesment

By Stephen Mayne As we await Planning Minister Wynne’s decision on Queen Victoria Market (QVM) planning controls, it is worth revisiting the full financial history of the City of Melbourne’s biggest ever investment. It is important to note that, over the past 20 years, the council has milked the market of more than $100 million

Residents fight redevelopment plans

Residents at the Royal Flagstaff Apartments on LaTrobe St are standing united against redevelopment plans that would compromise their living standards. Property owner Spacious Property Development Group plans to develop the next-door property at 488-494 LaTrobe St into a 64.9m residential tower, but residents have vowed to fight all the way to the Victorian Civil

Prof Adams explains the detail to Residents 3000 members on September 1.

Vic Market redevelopment is not just about the market

By Shane Scanlan The redevelopment of the Queen Victoria Market, it emerges, is part of a bigger, wider vision of urban renewal. In the wake of increasing scrutiny of the $250 million project, Melbourne’s “high priest” of urban planning Rob Adams has revealed the rationale behind his thinking. In an interview with CBD News, Prof

The day the politics started in earnest

Editorial comment by Shane Scanlan July 20 could end up being remembered as the day the City of Melbourne’s well-intentioned Queen Victoria Market redevelopment became a political saga. It was the day that an undercurrent of trader suspicion and discontent racked up several notches and manifested as serious opposition to the whole redevelopment. It was

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