Scores of new residential developments enter the database

Scores of new residential developments enter the database
Mark BaljakAugust 25, 2014

With winter all but a memory the season to get out and about is upon us. Judging by the sheer volume of new additions to the Project Database developers have the same notion in mind.

Within the last week or so in near enough to 30 residential apartment developments have been added to the Project Database, signifying the next push of medium and high-density projects into the Melbourne market. Shown below are a selection of newly added projects:

North and West Melbourne running hot

Scores of new residential developments enter the database
Rosslyn Street, Courtney Place and Shiel Street. Images courtesy Hartland, Hayball and Fender Katsalidis

In addition to a handful of high-rise apartment towers subject to future articles, North and West Melbourne continue to bubble away with apartment projects coming thick and fast. Entered into the project database in recent days have been three projects.

1 Shiel Street sees an existing scheme of six levels expanded to ten with the capacity for 46 dwellings while 143-147 Rossly Street is also a revised application seeking approval for a six level development. Most unassuming is 68-74 Courtney Place in North Melbourne which due to its depth has seen a Hayball design of some 80 apartments put forward.

GURNER™ add to their development stock

Scores of new residential developments enter the database
74 Eastern Road, Ikebana and Stanley Street. Images courtesy Gurner

Two projects have recently been submitted for approval by Gurner™. 74 Eastern Road and 24-28 Stanley Street Collingwood would add 130 apartment between the two, with Gurner™ describing 74 Eastern Road as "An amazing scheme." These two join Ikebana West Melbourne which will see the release of 248 additional apartments into the market shortly.

The drawn-out Waterfront Place

Scores of new residential developments enter the database
The Fender Katsalidis concept design for Waterfront Place

Kuwaiti-backed Action Group Australia have held the prime Port Melbourne site for some time. Enlisting Fender Katsalidis, an initial 30 level wave-like development was proposed, subsequently falling in height to 19 levels, 13 levels and now a 10 level proposal which is entered into the database. With the approvals process resembling a melodrama, the most recent 1-11 Waterfront Place looks to have lost a significant amount of design flair.

City of Port Phillip have indicated this scheme too will not find favour.

Into the north

Scores of new residential developments enter the database
St George, Hive and 602 Doncaster. Images courtesy MAP Architecture, ROTHELOWMAN & ITN

The suburbs aren't without a swag of projects, with locales such as Preston, Doncaster, Essendon and Northcote delivering more residential projects into the database. Shown above is St George at 64 St Georges Road Northcote and Hive at 630 High Street Thornbury.

Recently added but known of for some time is 602-630 Doncaster Road which after initially finding no favour with local council won approval at VCAT, further adding to Doncaster's impressive stock of residential apartments.

Lead image courtesy Alan Lam.

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak was a co-founder of He passed away on Thursday 8th of November 2018 after a battle with cancer. He was 37. Mark was a keen traveller, having visited all six permanently-inhabited continents and had a love of craft beer. One of his biggest passions was observing the change that has occurred in Melbourne over the past two decades. In that time he built an enormous library of photos, all taken by him, which tracked the progress of construction on building sites from across metropolitan Melbourne.

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