Plans Unveiled for Australia’s First Green Star Home Community
A planned new estate in Melbourne’s outer-north is set to become the first development in Australia to have all homes built to meet a new voluntary...
Office Demand Bounces Back
Demand for commercial office space has bounced back in a sign that the market is well and alive despite more staff working from home.
Melbourne’s Buildings Could Generate Most of the City’s Building Energy Needs
(Drone images of solar panels on a roof at Monash University's Clayton campus. Image credit: Exciton Science)
Builders Slam New Melbourne Construction Restrictions
The building industry in Victoria has expressed bitter disappointment following the announcement of new restrictions which will curtail the level of construction activity in metropolitan Melbourne.
What You Need to Know About Melbourne’s Building and Construction Restrictions
Dear Sourceable readers, As many of you are aware, the Victorian Government has introduced substantial new restrictions on building and construction sites across metropolitan Melbourne. To help...
Victoria COVID Restrictions Ease for Outdoor Only Renovations
Builders and tradespeople who conduct outdoor maintenance, repairs and home renovations on occupied premises in Victoria will be able to operate again from Friday morning after...
Victorian Construction Sites Remain Open
Construction sites in Victoria will remain open despite the state entering a 7-day lockdown.
Where to with Melbourne post COVID? Some personal reflections
Reflecting on COVID and its legacy for urban policy, particularly in Melbourne, takes me back to two seminal ideas in my professional practice.
Building Industry Slams Near Complete Shutdown
Victoria’s building sector has slammed the state’s first near-complete industry shutdown, describing the decision to shut down non-essential construction as ‘extremely disappointing’ and talking of ‘catastrophic...
Administrator to run Melb's Casey council
An interim administrator has been appointed to take charge of Melbourne's scandal-plagued Casey council, after Victoria's parliament voted to sack its councillors.
Melbourne's Bourke St gets more Bollards
Additional bollards will be installed in Melbourne's Bourke Street mall to create pedestrian refuges beside tram tracks in case of another vehicle attack.
Heritage Vic rejects Apple Fed Square plan
A bid to partially demolish Melbourne's Federation Square to make way for a controversial Apple flagship store have been rejected by Heritage Victoria.
Melbourne-to-Geelong Fast Rail a 'Fantasy'
The two billion dollar Melbourne-to-Geelong fast rail project included in the federal budget is an election eve "fantasy" with no money available for two years, the...
Melbourne Tower Residents Can't Go Home
Residents at a fire-damaged Melbourne high-rise covered in flammable cladding will have to wait until at least next week before they can go home.
Melbourne Airport Proposes $15b Rail Link
High-speed trains would get travellers from Melbourne's CBD to the airport in just 20 minutes through a seven kilometre subway under a proposal backed by a...
Vic Govt Told to Cough up for Princes Hwy
Commonwealth funds committed to the final stage of the Princes Highway duplication are a "far cry" from what's actually needed to finish the job, the Victorian...
Heritage Cloud Over Vic Federation Square
Melbourne's Federation Square is not a "heritage asset", according to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, but the site will still be considered for a protection listing.
Unsafe Crane Keeps Victoria Residents Away
When Melbourne police first knocked on Cliff and Josef's door in the middle of the night, they ignored it.