Southbank

Episode 23 - Docklands, Southbank Boulevard, Infrastructure Victoria and Cranbourne-Clyde

Laurence and I discuss the news in Melbourne this week. We're getting toward the end of 'developing' Docklands, Southbank Boulevard changes kick off, Infrastructure Victoria has surprisingly gone out early for its first 30-year strategy refresh and shots fired! - the Victorian state opposition has announced their first public transport-focused election initiative. And remember to subscribe to the Urban.com.au podcast through your favourite...

Stage 1 of Transforming Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street commencing this month

Construction of the first stage of the Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street transformation project will begin this month. The project which will be undertaken in stages will create 2.5 hectares of new public open space on Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street, with the first stage expected to take 18-months to complete. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct, City of Melbourne's aspirations for Southbank Boulevard are to transform it...

Southbank by Beulah designs to be revealed via a public symposium

The design release for Beulah International's coveted 58 Southbank Boulevard site is drawing near, with a ‘Future Cities’ symposium to be held later this month. Shortlisted designs for the approximately $2 billion Southbank by Beulah development will be on show during the event, to be held on Friday July 27. Covered previously by Urban.com.au, Southbank by Beulah's design process has seen six teams consisting of both domestic and international...

Australia 108 reaches a significant construction marker, included within Open House 2018

The rise of Melbourne's tallest building has reached a noteworthy milestone. Stage 1 of Australia 108 has achieved practical completion with 277 apartments and level 11 amenities now complete. As has become common practice elsewhere across Melbourne skyscrapers, residents will begin moving in this month whilst the balance of the tower is being built above. Head contractor Multiplex currently has level 60 of 101 in the jump form with the...

A reworked super Southbank development edges closer to approval

News regarding Melbourne's supersized developments has slowed dramatically in recent times mirroring market fluctuations and new planning laws, yet last night's Future Melbourne (Planning) Committee has seen a major Southbank skyscraper edge closer to reality. The behemoth spans 87-127 Queensbridge Street, with proponent Aohua Sheng Le Property Development looking to realise multiple uses within the reworked tower form. And Aohua Sheng Le...

OSK Property pushes a living aspect not normally associated with Southbank

Think Southbank and invariably images of skyscrapers...and high-rise apartment living come to mind. Podium living is not necessarily on the agenda for much of the suburb, given less sophisticated designs of the past and the less than ideal ground conditions which necessitate car parking above ground level. So it is somewhat of a surprise that the developer behind Southbank's Melbourne Square development is championing the living credentials of...

Melbourne's 200 metre development club revisited

In light of news breaking over the weekend regarding efforts to provide Melbourne with a new tallest building dubbed Magic , it's an opportune time to cast a brief glance over the sizeable group over towers across Melbourne in development beyond 200 metre height mark. Whilst Magic shapes as Melbourne's most monumental tower, it has yet to reach planning. Thus the number of towers confirmed beyond the 200 metre height mark currently stands at 27...

Central Equity brings its Focus back to Southbank

Already a prolific developer in the area, Central Equity is preparing to launch what could be Southbank's only new major apartment release for the year. Central Equity has dubbed 71-87 City Road Focus Apartments and intends to launch the project this year. Registrations are open for the development which will eventually sit at the southern end of Southbank between two hotel developments under construction, namely Holiday Inn Express and Adina...

A Southbank super site goes to market

The owners of the site with a permit to build the 55 Clarke Street project have put the site up for sale through Colliers International. In 2016 when we profiled the project , the 1,787 square metre site originally had a proposal for 73 levels that included 112 hotel suites and 512 apartments across all three main apartment configurations. Developer Newcity Group also engaged Ellenberg Fraser to design a tower that also included 120 car spaces...

Southbank by Beulah gains its design jury; should they become commonplace?

The jury for what shapes as Melbourne's largest single phase project has been announced. Southbank by Beulah is likely to see over 220,000 square metres of space split between hotel, residential, commercial, entertainment and technological uses. But before the $2 billion plus project can advance the process of selecting a winning design will play out. Touted as the first major mixed-used design competition of its calibre for Melbourne, Southbank...

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