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Peter Elliott Architects to deliver South Melbourne Town Hall revamp

October 4th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Much-anticipated work to breathe new life into the South Melbourne Town Hall is expected to start early next year, after Peter Elliott Architects was announced as the project’s leader.

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Housing crisis prompts council action on short-stays

September 6th, 2023 - Sean Car

The City of Melbourne is the latest Victorian local council looking at doing what it can to mitigate the growing number of short-stay apartments in its municipality in a bid to open the market to more long-term renters in the city.

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Port Phillip council in “fight” for future of Fishermans Bend amid “abandoned” plans

September 6th, 2023 - Sean Car

The City of Port Phillip (CoPP) has accused the Victorian Government of “abandoning” its plans for Fishermans Bend as it ramps up a new campaign to “fight for a bright future” for the urban renewal project.

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“Neighbourhood hotel” announced as part of The Queensbridge Building

September 6th, 2023 - David Schout

An under-construction 62-storey Queensbridge St development is set to feature “Hannah St. Hotel”.

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Major Crown properties on the market, but still no move on Queensbridge site

September 6th, 2023 - Sean Car

Two major Southbank sites on Clarendon St and City Rd have put up for sale by Crown’s new owners, US private equity group Blackstone, following its $8.9 billion acquisition of the company in 2022.

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New audio warning for illegal footpath riders in e-scooter crackdown

September 6th, 2023 - David Schout

New “in-app communication” trial on Swanston and Elizabeth streets sees e-scooters telling off their non-compliant riders.

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Multiplex set to take on $2b skyscraper build in Southbank

August 9th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Construction giant Multiplex has been officially announced as the builder for the highly anticipated STH BNK by Beulah project, with what will be the tallest skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Council drills into Yarra for further Greenline clues

July 5th, 2023 - David Schout

Drilling into the Yarra River bed will help determine which boardwalks and promenades are feasible for Greenline.

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Kings Way “eyesore” labelled a “disgrace” as site flagged for potential open space

July 5th, 2023 - Sean Car

The condition of a heritage building opposite Boyd Park in Southbank has come under scrutiny by the Southbank Residents’ Association (SRA), as the site’s owners await approval to conduct early demolition works. 

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Less space for cars, more for pedestrians in plan to “rebalance” city streets

June 7th, 2023 - David Schout

Southbankers walking into the CBD may soon be battling with less cars under a new plan for the city’s streets.

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Residents of high-rise tower plead for help as sewage leak overruns building

June 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Residents of a housing commission tower in South Melbourne are pleading for action as a major sewage leak causes their building to be overrun with black mould, which they say has become “unbearable”.

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Major upgrades take shape in Arts Precinct transformation

May 10th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Works on the $1.7 billion Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation (MAPT) have ramped up with major construction starting on the State Theatre’s refurbishment as well as a new urban garden.

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Footpath works take shape on City Rd-Power St intersection  

May 10th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A major overhaul of the notorious City Rd-Power St intersection is almost complete with the laying of bluestone paving on the expanded City Rd footpath being one of the final expected stages.  

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Speeding bikes and scooters see more than 1100 sign petition calling for greater pedestrian safety measures

May 10th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

More than 1100 residents have signed a petition calling for greater safety measures to be implemented for pedestrians as the number of electric vehicles on footpaths increases.

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Council lagging behind on 44km bike lane goal

May 10th, 2023 - David Schout

The City of Melbourne isn’t on track to reach its goal of installing 44km of protected bike lanes by mid-2024.

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Long-awaited release of Montague Precinct plans “very imminent”

March 7th, 2023 - David Schout

The long-awaited release of the state government’s Montague Precinct plans could happen during or before April, with locals finally having the opportunity to view specific plans for the area.

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Council proposes bold action to green city buildings

March 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

The City of Melbourne is set to draw inspiration from world leading cities like Singapore to create greener buildings across this metropolis under new planning rules to improve sustainability.   

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Plans for pocket park outside ACCA on the horizon

March 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Next steps to turn a vacant site outside the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) building into a green space is expected to be revealed later this year.

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STH BNK by Beulah breaks apartment sale record with $38m penthouse

March 7th, 2023 - Southbank News

A sub-penthouse in STH BNK by Beulah has reset the record for Melbourne’s most expensive apartment with a sale of $38 million.

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Argo Group’s $30m South Melbourne project gets the nod from City of Port Phillip

March 7th, 2023 - Southbank News

Melbourne developer Argo Group’s $30 million Tichborne Place project in South Melbourne’s Moray St precinct adjoining Southbank has been approved by the City of Port Philip.

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