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Planning

Council to inject $22.5m to expand Normandy Road Reserve

Council to inject $22.5m to expand Normandy Road Reserve

May 8th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A bold plan to expand Southbank’s Normandy Rd Reserve by 1.2 hectares has been revealed in a City of Melbourne pre-budget announcement in what shapes as a big win for Southbankers.

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New residential tower planned for heart of Southbank

May 8th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A 25-storey residential tower has been proposed for Southbank under a $70 million plan.

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New 56-storey tower set to add to the Southbank skyline

May 8th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Construction of a $220 million mixed-use tower in Southbank is set to begin later this year.

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Six-storey mixed-use tower planned for Montague

May 8th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

The City of Port Phillip has given its endorsement of a proposal for a six-storey mixed-use tower in the Montague Precinct of Fishermans Bend on City Rd, subject to certain conditions.

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Revitalisation of Alexandra Gardens progresses

April 13th, 2024 - Gemma Grant

The City of Melbourne is currently analysing feedback received in response to its concept plan for the renewal of Alexandra Gardens, which will soon undergo a string of upgrades.

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Build-to-rent development gets green light in South Melbourne

April 12th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

The City of Port Phillip has approved a planning amendment for an 18-storey build-to-rent (BTR) project to go ahead in South Melbourne.

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Greystar marks biggest build-to-rent project in Australia’s history

April 4th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A $500 million build-to-rent development in South Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend precinct has been completed, making it the biggest of its kind in Victoria.

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“Gaps” in the Montague Precinct Implementation Plan: City of Port Phillip

April 3rd, 2024 - Brendan Rees

The City of Port Phillip has raised concerns over the state government’s draft Montague Precinct Implementation Plan (MPIP), stating that it contains “several gaps and issues” that need to be addressed.

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Built-to-rent complex nears completion 

March 13th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Construction of an 18-storey build-to-rent apartment building in Southbank is on track for completion this year.

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“Completely negligent”: National Trust slammed over maintenance of Polly Woodside

March 5th, 2024 - Sean Car

A volunteer who has been working on South Wharf’s historic tall ship, Polly Woodside, for more than 40 years has spoken out against its owner for neglecting one of Melbourne’s most treasured maritime assets.

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Council almost doubles out-of-hours construction fines

March 5th, 2024 - David Schout

A City of Melbourne councillor has been proactive on the issue after the state government had shown “zero interest” in addressing ongoing breaches.

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Planned supermarket next to South Melbourne Market prompts concerns of “traffic chaos”

March 5th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A contentious proposal to build a supermarket as part of a massive commercial development next to the South Melbourne Market has been endorsed, despite a backlash from residents and businesses.

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Restoration of 135-year-old Princes Bridge under way

March 5th, 2024 - Sean Car

The City of Melbourne has begun restoration works at Princes Bridge as part of a major facelift that the council says will enhance its “distinctive historic features”.    

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Community and sustainability in our vertical villages

March 5th, 2024 - Jamal Hakim

On Monday, February 12, I had the privilege of welcoming an assembly of leaders to the Strata Community Association’s Senior Leaders Forum, held in the heart of our city.

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A boost for Southbank as new parks mooted under bold new vision for South Melbourne

February 7th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Southbankers could soon enjoy access to a new linear park, public open spaces, and improved pedestrian amenities and streetscapes under an ambitious plan for neighbouring South Melbourne outlined by the City of Port Phillip.

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Fishermans Bend Development Board prepares for new transition

February 7th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

The Fishermans Bend Development Board has announced its dissolution, with its chair Meredith Sussex reflecting on remarkable achievements accomplished during its term.

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Port Phillip council buys Australia Post site for community use

December 18th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A large commercial site in Port Melbourne is set to be turned into a sport and recreation hub after it was snapped up by the City of Port Phillip for $38.8 million.

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Montague Precinct vision finally unveiled

December 5th, 2023 - Southbank News

At long last, following nearly four years of delays, the state government has released the Montague Precinct plans for community feedback.

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OSK Property launches Melbourne Square’s newest edition: BLVD

December 5th, 2023 - Jack Hayes

OSK Property, the team behind the Melbourne Square precinct, has officially launched its newest residential tower, BLVD, “designed to engage and enhance the senses.”

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Crown Melbourne unveils ambitious redevelopment for Southbank precinct

November 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Crown Casino has announced plans for a major redevelopment of its complex in what is touted to “capitalise on the power of the Southbank precinct”.

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A storm of pain is looming

A storm of pain is looming

March 6th, 2019 - Shane Scanlan
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