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Marching to the beat of a different Drummond in Oakleigh

Today I'm looking at a planning application within my former stomping ground of Oakleigh, which has seen a crop of apartment buildings begin to emerge in the suburb. Developer Alpha Property 14 - which also has projects in the works in Hampton, Brunswick and Collingwood - has lodged an application to develop an eight storey residential building at 102-108 Drummond Street, Oakleigh. The Plus Architecture-designed building is located on the corner...

Spencer Street approved, Festival Hall hits heritage hurdle in West Melboune

West Melbourne once more propels itself into the development limelight as two substantial apartment projects have in the last week reached critical junctures in their respective planning journeys. Plus Architecture has announced that a major West Melbourne apartment complex designed at their hand has been given the green light. At planning since the turn of 2017, 512-544 Spencer Street is the latest project now capable of adding to West...

VCAT rules in favour of two major Melbourne developments

VCAT has handed down decisions in recent weeks regarding two major developments in Melbourne's suburbs. Last week the tribunal ruled on a proposal for Brunswick's 8 Ballarat Street. The Plus Architecture-designed apartment building included 147 apartments and 158 car parking spaces as originally submitted; apartments in the 8 level proposal are split between 50 single bedroom and 97 double bedroom options. Developer 8 Ballarat Street Pty Ltd...

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...

K7 Developments moves on Abbotsford; Collingwood eyes another commercial development

A freshly advertised planning application with City of Yarra has shown K7 Developments to be the purchaser last year of an already approved development site at 288-296 Johnston Street. Rather than proceed with the previous Cox Architecture-designed scheme, K7 Developments have reworked the project, effectively looking to double the apartment yield. Plus Architecture have been engaged to deliver the new design. The project is diagonally opposite...

Three apartment project completions make their mark

It's a very definitive time in the apartment cycle across Melbourne where major planning applications and completions are diametrically opposed. Major planning applications over the course of 2017 have been rare as hen's teeth, but the number of apartment project reaching completion is spiking as the stock sold over recent years becomes reality. Three such major projects have moved past practical completion and are now accepting residents...

Doncaster Hill's next major apartment project verges on approval

A final planning decision looms next week for Doncaster Hill's latest apartment development. Already holding the consent of Council planners, a positive result at next week's Council Meeting will see 666 Doncaster Road add to the measured flow of high-density residential projects atop the hill. In their report, Council planners have recommended that the Plus Architecture-designed scheme be approved, subject to conditions. Now home to a low-rise...

West Melbourne latest application adds to the suburb's development appeal

West Melbourne's increasing rate of densification will in time subsume another substantial site, with the expansive Rose Furniture building spanning 512-544 Spencer Street earmarked for redevelopment. Latest to capitalise on the area's march toward high density living are project partners Abacus Property Group, Lechte Corporation and Crema Constructions. 512-544 Spencer Street is the third current Melbourne apartment development for the team...

Multiple towers given the green light within Port Phillip

Early in the year Urban Melbourne highlighted a squad of new residential towers looking to call South Melbourne home . Fast forward and the considerably lengthy backlog of residential projects at planning within City of Port Phillip is a little lighter, with a number of earlier tower applications given the go-ahead. A VCAT-issued permit for 2 Bowen Crescent was obtained by Wuzhong International last month, clearing the way for a 19 storey...

Arden Precinct receives a construction boost

It may still be in its infancy, but the emerging Arden Urban Renewal Precinct has scored its most substantial construction project to date, with Hickory Group winning the Arden Gardens build contract. The sizeable urban renewal area which is still at master planning has been earmarked for significant growth over the next 30 years. Arden Gardens will rise over Macaulay Road, with secondary frontages to Canning Street and Vaughan Terrace. It is...

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