Collingwood football club Chair Eddie McGuire has a grand proposal for a new stadium he says provides "an opportunity to reshape and remodel Melbourne for the next 50 to 100 years"
The Landscape Architects Network says Melbourne's Federation Square is the sixth best public square in the world, tipping out the likes of Times Square. Why is it so successful?
It’s an election year in Victoria and so the gravy train’s already leaving the station. It’s obvious the Government’s rattled on public transport and says it'll lower fares. But is that good policy?
I like the (very) notional plans for redevelopment of the old E-Gate site in west Melbourne to accommodate up to 12,000 residents published in The Age (Thursday, 10 March, 2011). Putting what might be 6,000–9,000 dwellings on 20 highly accessible hectares on the edge of the CBD makes a lot more sense than the mere […]
The Age breathlessly headlines the Government’s proposals for the redevelopment of Fishermans Bend as Premier Ted Baillieu’s “inner city housing revolution”. Planning Minister Matthew Guy says the area will evolve as ”Australia’s first inner-city growth corridor”. Whoa there! I think it might be time for a relaxing cup of tea and a lie down. Let’s […]
The benefits of residential density are more complex than they appear. The attractions of living cheek by jowl in places like Surfers Paradise or the CBD may not apply everywhere, especially on the fringes of our major cities. Almost everyone knows, it seems, that density has enormous benefits. It is correlated with lower levels of […]
The National Broadband Network will not drive decentralisation - it will not divert growth from Sydney and Melbourne to regional centres on a significant scale
Docklands may be so successful in attracting major corporates that it could be undermining the prospects for jobs growth in the six suburban Central Activities Districts designated in Melbourne @ 5 Million