Urban Development & Design

Mirvac's The Eastbourne is the latest luxury feather in the developer's cap

Urban.com.au was on hand yesterday to witness the topping out ceremony for Mirvac's The Eastbourne apartment development. The mid-rise development replaces the former Dallas Brooks Hall complex, and has been developed in cooperation with Freemasons Victoria. In conjunction with The Eastbourne reaching structural completion, Mirvac announced the final of The Eastbourne's 245 apartments have been sold. Initial demand for the project saw $300...

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...

Cedar Woods Sells Third Williams Landing Office Building

Urban.com.au has previously highlighted the ongoing development underway at Cedar Woods' Williams Landing development, particularly more recently with respect to further commercial buildings in the pipeline. So it comes as no surprise to learn that Cedar Woods has signed an agreement to sell a third office building - 107 Overton Road - to Hellenic Property Investments Pty Ltd for $25.93 million. The terms of the sale, which represents a yield of...

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...

Bates Smart designs new Westin for Australia's top end

In a first for Urban.com.au, the subject of this article is a new Westin branded hotel not for Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or even Perth. Instead, the Bates Smart-designed Westin will be developed in the Northern Territory's capital city Darwin. Located right on the waterfront, the hotel has been designed to form important and meaningful connections between the city and the water, with the dual aim of enhancing the precinct and...

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,...

Tallawong Station Precinct South destined for intensive urban renewal

The new Tallawong Metro Station will be the catalyst for intensive urban renewal immediately to the station's south. NSW Government development agency Landcom will oversee the staged development which aims to capitalise upon the new station. Tallawong Metro Station is situated between the rapidly growing municipalities of Blacktown City Council and The Hills Shire Council, and site at the southeastern edge of the Northwest Growth Centre...

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...

Lyons leads charge at Vic Architecture Awards with RMIT's New Academic Street

RMIT’s New Academic Street (NAS) with Lyons at the helm, in collaboration with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects was the big winner at the recent Australian Institute of Architects’ (AIA) 2018 Victorian State Architecture Awards, claiming six awards in total. The awards recognise the best of Victorian architecture and acknowledge the outstanding contribution architecture and urban design make to...

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...

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