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Exhibition St planning permit supported

By Nadia Dimattina  Melbourne City Council has voted to support the construction of a new high-rise development on Exhibition St. Developwer Setia Melbourne is seeking a permit for a 64-level construction at 288-326 Exhibition St with 318 apartments, 500 hotel rooms, office space and ground level retail. The site is currently occupied by two, three-storey

Development to slow

CBD residents have been told to expect a slow-down the rate of apartment development. Speaking to Residents 3000 on May 4, local real estate agent Scott McElroy said the recent change to remove off-the-plan stamp duty exemptions for investors was the most significant of a number of recent changes. Mr McElroy said the change would

Here comes Paragon

The Celtic Club’s development at 316-320 Queen St looks poised to proceed as “Paragon”, with developer Beulah International seeking to capitalise on an existing planning permit approved under previous planning controls. To say this development has been a point of contention for many is an understatement. The development has had to clear a number of hurdles

Urban Melbourne North of City

A glimpse into the future

Urban Melbourne has done a fascinating summary of recent development in CBD north. Mark Baljak was invited to the “topping out” ceremony of Hickory Group’s LaTrobe Tower and took this fascinating photo.  Is this really our city?  Wow.  It’s changing isn’t it? Mark said:  “It looks to be one of those instances where a single

Infographic detailing development plans for CBD

Building boom is just warming up

If you think the CBD has too many apartments, “you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!” According to the latest development figures, there are 32,000 more apartments on the way for the CBD. The City of Melbourne’s Development Activity Monitor (DAM) published in September shows that 17,051 apartments have been built in postcode 3000 since 2002. However,

Not so open ‘public open space’

By Shane Scanlan At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking that developer Cbus was again gifting the CBD with nearly 2000sqm of badly-needed open space as part of its development plans for the old Suncorp site at 447 Collins St. Last year it attempted to trade off a gift of 1990sqm of public

Parents trash council

By Eva Garnes Parents at the A’Beckett St Childcare Centre are fed up with rubbish that has accumulated in the street due to non-stop development. They also say the City of Melbourne appears unable to deal with a range of issues. “Every time we call about an issue, there is a new person who deals

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