Month: August 2015

APARTMENT DESIGN GUIDELINES – ONE STEP CLOSER

The Victorian State Government is moving forward with the process of developing apartment design guidelines following the release in May 2015 of the ‘Better Apartments Discussion Paper’. Submissions in response to the Discussion Paper closed at the end of July and the Government is now beginning the next phase of consultation which will be via… Read more »

FIVE FROM FIVE – MELBOURNE ONCE AGAIN THE EIU MOST LIVEABLE CITY

The recent results of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) annual Global Liveability Ranking placed Melbourne the world’s most liveable city for the fifth consecutive year. Five Australian cities were ranked in the top tier of liveability with scores above 90 per cent. It is questioned though, what does ‘most liveable city’ mean? How are the… Read more »

TRAFFIC CHAOS JUST ROUND THE CORNER

The recent crane mishap near the Kingsway entry / exit to City Link provides a further example of Melbourne traffic chaos that appears just around the corner at any time. It just confirms that our continuing reliance so heavily on City Link / Westgate Bridge for major east-west (and to some extent north-south) traffic movement… Read more »