Tag Archives: Metro Tunnel Project

Explorers to be removed, restored and returned

The Burke and Wills memorial will be removed from its City Square site and restored while Metro Tunnel is being built. The Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) gained City Square by compulsory acquisition last month and, consequently, the Burke and Wills memorial also. The Burke and Wills Historical Society and the Royal Society of Victoria

High price for being cool

By Rhonda Dredge A tour group has just arrived in the Cathedral Arcade to admire the inspiring glass ceiling.  The group could belong to any of 15 companies guiding visitors through the city’s arcades. Some companies take three groups a day, so that’s a lot of people attracted to this particular cultural site. Above the

Bold Metro Tunnel compensation bid

By Shane Scanlan In an apparent audacious bid to boost compensation, the owners of a Swanston St property earmarked for compulsory acquisition have applied for permission to add seven storeys. The owners of the KFC building at 27-29 Swanston St in October lodged a planning application with the City of Melbourne for 14 apartments above

Finale for artists’ building?

By Rhonda Dredge Lawyers are advising tenants of the Nicholas Building to think about exit strategies, following gazettal by the Minister for Planning in January of the project land area for the Metro Tunnel.  Several hundred tenants occupy the building, which is one of nine included in a planning scheme amendment that paves the way

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