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Plans Unveiled for Australia’s First Green Star Home Community
Green
Monday September 5 2022

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
Commercial
Thursday February 3 2022

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
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Friday November 12 2021

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
Safety
Tuesday August 17 2021

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
Safety
Tuesday August 17 2021

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
Business
Wednesday June 2 2021

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
Business
Thursday May 27 2021

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
Urban Planning
Monday April 19 2021

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
Business
Sunday February 14 2021

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...

Zoning
20 Feb, 2020
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.

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Public
20 Jun, 2019
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.

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Public
8 Apr, 2019
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.

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Infrastructure
3 Apr, 2019
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...

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Buildings
6 Feb, 2019
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.

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Infrastructure
18 Sep, 2018
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...

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Civil
22 Aug, 2018
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...

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Public
2 Aug, 2018
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.

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Safety
25 Jul, 2018
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.

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