Planning

New draft Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy seeks to reduce growth in cars

The City of Moreland has released a draft update of its Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy and Car Parking Strategy. The update was not scheduled to occur for another two years, however given the rate of change, particularly in the south of the municipality, the review was accelerated. In the draft Car Parking Strategy, changes are proposed that will enable development to occur with zero parking as of right and a proposed strategy to...

Prahran's running man development receives an refined design touch

Private healthcare provider Healthscope is hoping the latest bid to redevelop The Victoria Clinic on Malvern Road will have a smoother passage through planning over previous attempts. 310-324 Malvern Road first came to light during 2014 when it was the subject of an expansive mixed-use development conceived by Rothelowman. Included within the proposal at the time was a hospital, enhanced medical hub and two residential buildings combining to...

Decibel hits the mark in Kensington

Decibel Architecture has hit the right planning note as its revised set of plans for a sizeable apartment development sails toward approval this evening. Fronting Smithfield Road and opposite Flemington Racecourse, Kensington's 2-22 Gatehouse Drive has been recommended for approval leading into tonight's Future Melbourne meeting. Kensington Gatehouse Development Pty Ltd is the entity backing the proposal. Mid way through its planning campaign,...

New additions take Brunswick's active Project Database count to 43

Three new additions to the Urban Project Database has further pushed Brunswick up Melbourne's apartment development ladder. By numbers alone Brunswick now sees 43 active apartment and major townhouse developments, compared to South Melbourne which leads all comers with 44 listings. Testament to the underlying popularity of Brunswick, developers continue to push applications through Moreland City Council for the suburb at a time where other...

Conquest on course for its Strathfield apartment intentions

Apartment developer Conquest is on course to realise a new vision for its segment of the Strathfield Golf Course redevelopment. Having already taken the project to site works, Conquest is seeking council consent in order to replace two approved residential buildings with fresh Woods Bagot designs. Charged with creating a superior residential outcome, Woods Bagot has removed part of Building B's footprint and added additional residential levels...

Three major approvals spur City of Parramatta's construction boom

The past fortnight has seen three major development applications within City of Parramatta's boundaries receive the go ahead. Hundreds of new hotel suites and residential apartments stand to be added to both Parramatta's core and emerging apartment enclave Wentworth Point. The trio of developments also stand to add near on $400 million in construction activity to the municipality. Earlier this week Parramatta's 89 George Street received final...

Ryde Council assesses a modified Eastwood Shopping Centre development proposal

Yuhu Group Australia is rejigging various aspects of its hulking Eastwood Shopping Centre transformation, with final approval in sight. After holding the site for some years, the developer began the process of mass redevelopment during 2016 with plans lodged for a substantial apartment-based urban renewal project. Valued at $276 million at the time, the HDR | Rice Daubney-designed development initially included 443 apartments above a substantial...

Guansheng Australia pushes student accommodation into Sydney's CBD

City of Sydney will assess in earnest 311-317 Sussex Street which is a freshly lodged application that intends to bring a substantial slab of boarding house accommodation to Sydney's CBD. Guansheng Australia Pty Ltd is backing the student housing hub for the site in light of Sydney's pressing requirement for additional student accommodation. 83 boarding house rooms within the part 15 storey and part 16 storey tower will sit below 9 private...

New Low-rise medium density housing code comes into effect in NSW

New housing codes for greenfield and low-rise medium-density homes came into effect on July 6th and the NSW Department of Planning and Environment says delivery of new homes in greenfields and in-fill scenarios will be sped up, saving buyers money in the process. The low-rise medium-density housing code 'seeks to encourage well-designed, dual occupancies, manor houses and terraces to be built under a fast track complying development approval'...

Stockland plans to supersize its St Leonards renewal opportunity

Two months after planning manoeuvres came to light facilitating the delivery of two major skyscrapers in Crows Nest, adjacent St Leonards is potentially up for a similar scaled development. Stockland has identified 601 Pacific Highway as ripe for renewal, enlisting Architectus to create a planning proposal for two hulking towers. Spanning 63 levels and 45 levels, the taller of the duo would stand in excess of 200 metres above ground, whilst the...

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