Blackburn

160 Whitehorse Road's approval pushes Blackburn's apartment pipeline toward 1,000

Little to no media attention has been given to VCAT's decision to approve development plans for 160 Whitehorse Road. Proponents behind the bid to redevelop Blackburn's premier development site into a staged mixed-use project were met with success at Victoria's planning tribunal late last month. As many as 263 apartments are now approved for the development designed by Taouk Architects which has been christened Blackburn Place. The approval has...

Blackburn's 'Lexus' site edges closer to major development, but...

Taouk Architects continue to refine a working design for Blackburn's 'Lexus' site. Newly released imagery of the mixed-use development for the substantial land holding at 160 Whitehorse Road now includes a heightened degree of complexity and design detail, and is similar to earlier concepts in showing multiple buildings rising to 14 levels. The project which includes near on 400 apartments has however stumbled at its initial planning run. Lodged...

Samuel Property and the new residential zones

One of the major changes to planning during the term of the last Victorian Government was the implementation of new residential and commercial zones right throughout metropolitan and regional areas . The new planning zones were designed to provide clarity to the community and also to developers in order for them to make investment decisions with a clear understanding of what can be built on the sites they purchase. One developer which is working...