Planning

Candalepas Associates delivers the latest for Sydney's burgeoning office market

The latest prospective development looking to add to the nation's largest office market landed at planning earlier this month. City of Sydney has fielded a request to add a slim 13 storey office building at 4-6 York Street, just south of Wynyard Station which is itself subject to a substantial commercial development. The $29 million York Street development bid also includes alterations and refurbishments to the adjoining 341 George Street...

Kogarah and Homebush in line for further apartment projects

Two expanding Sydney suburbs are in the process of attaining planning permits for apartments projects that will further bolster their respective development credentials. CBD-based Lateral Estate and design firm Urban Link are behind both projects which are currently available for public viewing, yet both projects have taken differing planning paths to date. Lateral Estate during April lodged intentions for a 1,347 square metre site at 32-38...

All the ingredients for land-use intensification on the Dandenong corridor are now in place

As we approach the end of the build-out phase of the level crossing removal programme in the Dandenong railway corridor, it's a good opportunity to step back and look at the big picture of what's happening along Melbourne's busiest rail line. 'The Dandenong Corridor' effectively refers to the railway line that cuts through Melbourne's south-east from the City to Dandenong, at which point the railway line splits into two branches, heading to...

210 Alexandra Parade adds to Clifton Hill's growing design credentials

Late last year Carta Group and Wulff Projects submitted a planning application for an OLA Studio-designed development at 210 Alexandra Parade East Clifton Hill, which has undergone a number of changes to respond to Council and community feedback. The proposed development is for a 6-storey building comprising of 26 apartments and a resident’s communal workspace at ground floor. The building's design is highly site responsive and employs carefully...

Victorian Budget: Fishermans Bend to get $5 million to complete planning work

This year's Victorian Budget included an allocation of $5 million to complete the planning work for Fishermans Bend, the city's largest and most ambitious redevelopment precinct. $3.8 million will be used for the planning work required to get Fishermans Bend its first secondary school. $1 million will be used to finalise plans for the first rail-based public transport link from the CBD to the redevelopment precinct with a business case to be...

Stockland pushes for The Pines to include retirement apartments

ASX listed property player Stockland is intent on adding to its already extensive portfolio of Melbourne retirement living villages by seeking to hive off a part of The Pines Shopping Centre in Doncaster East for hundreds of new retirement living apartments. Although keen to diversify uses across the centre, Stockland may find it more difficult to realise the outer suburban project in its submitted form. Last week Manningham City Council...

VCAT now the 'Agent of Change' for Brunswick's Michael Street apartments

The ‘Agent of Change’ provision has been cited by respondents in relation to a planning application seeking an 8 storey apartment development adjacent to live music venue Howler. Introduced by the Victorian state government during 2014, the ‘Agent of Change’ principle effectively protects live music venues from residential development. A key planning consideration for Brunswick's 8-14 Michael Street was whether future occupants would be...

Tandem tackles a tight Ferrars Street site

An oddly placed and shaped sliver of land is up for development as City of Port Phillip processes an application for 195-199 Ferrars Street. Tucked up against a light rail embankment and bound by Ferrars Street and City Road, the narrow site is now subject to a 10 level residential building looking to replace what was the Python Choppers Motorcycle Company digs. The site falls between the South Melbourne Central Activity Centre and Fishermans...

Southbank's Boyd Park moves a step closer

The City of Melbourne's Boyd Park concept plan is a step closer to being realised with Melbourne City Council via its Future (Planning) Committee forum, endorsing the scheme and resolving to issue a Planning Permit. To facilitate the project, demolition of the former school building fronting Balston Street will need to occur allowing Council to upgrade the landscaping and expand the existing Boyd Community Hub into Kavanagh Street. The structure...

500 Swanston Street off to VCAT - City of Melbourne provides conditional support

A 17-storey student housing building at 500 Swanston Street is off to VCAT after the applicant, Journal Property Limited, decided to appeal the matter after City of Melbourne council failed to make a decision within the requisite 60 statutory days. During its meeting on Tuesday night, the City of Melbourne's Future Melbourne (Planning) Committee resolved that it would have issued a permit subject to conditions, had the appeal to VCAT not been...

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