Month: October 2015

NIGHTINGALE APARTMENT REFUSAL

The topical recent decision by VCAT to refuse Nightingale Apartments because it does not have any car parks has left many of us baffled and questioning where sustainable development is headed. Nightingale Apartments is designed by Breathe Architecture, the company also behind the award winning ‘The Commons’ apartment complex, which has received support and praise… Read more »

RUN RUN RUN

Well done to Kaylah Malishev from Collie on completing her first 42km full marathon as part of the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival. The Festival saw over 30,000 people participate in the full marathon, half marathon, 10km run, 5.7km run and 3km walk.  The marathon started outside the MCG and took participants down St Kilda Road,… Read more »

GREEN TRAVEL PLANS – JUST MORE GREEN TAPE?

Recently, we have seen a number of planning permits for higher density residential development include a condition requiring the endorsement of a Green Travel Plan.  A ‘Green Travel Plan’ is a document that outlines a range of strategies and targets that are aimed at reducing the number of single-occupancy car trips and promoting the use… Read more »

BIRDS OF PREY

Melbourne is the place to be this weekend with sunny skies predicted and lots of fun and entertainment surrounding the AFL Grand Final on Saturday.  It has been 24 years since Hawthorn and West Coast have met in an AFL Grand Final, this time around will it be Eagles Flying High or again a Happy… Read more »