Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Monday, 21 July 2014 14:47    PDF Print
Middle Yarra River Draft Recommendations Report released for public comment
In the News - Victoria

THE Yarra River upstream from the city will be protected from overdevelopment under proposed new riverside planning controls that would include consistent height, setback and density controls to the 70-kilometre stretch of the river through Banyule, Manningham and Nillumbik.

Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy said that as Melbourne grows and changes at a rapid pace, "it is vital that we act to preserve our iconic Yarra River for future generations to enjoy and admire as we do."

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Monday, 21 July 2014 14:46    PDF Print
Victorian Government approves $100m tower for Docklands' Bolte Precinct
In the News - Victoria

VICTORIAN Planning Minister Matthew Guy last week announced that a $100 million, 100-metre high apartment building has been approved for Docklands, becoming the first tower in the prime riverside Bolte Precinct.

Mr Guy said the 30-level development, which is located at 160-186 Lorimer Street and forms part of the ongoing Yarra's Edge development, will enhance the Docklands area, connecting the city's iconic river with the thriving central business district.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Monday, 21 July 2014 14:43    PDF Print
Victorian Government releases 2009 bushfires five-year consultation report
In the News - Victoria

VICTORIAN Deputy Premier Peter Ryan last week announced the release of the 2009 Bushfire-Affected Communities - Five Year Consultation Report along with the Victorian Coalition Government's response.

The Victorian Government commissioned former Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority CEO Ben Hubbard to write the independent report, which examines the progress in rebuilding and recovery made by Victorian communities affected by the February 2009 bushfires.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Monday, 21 July 2014 14:42    PDF Print
Victorian Government rezones land for 650 lots in Lara West
In the News - Victoria

VICTORIAN Planning Minister Matthew Guy last week said an extension to Greater Geelong's northern growth front has been put in place, with the residential rezoning of the 62-hectare Manzeene Village area in Lara West.

Mr Guy said the rezoning under Amendment C285 to the Greater Geelong Planning Scheme would provide for the subdivision of around 650 lots to accommodate much needed homes and provide a vital link between central Lara and the Lara West growth area.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Monday, 21 July 2014 14:36    PDF Print
NSW Government announces summit to guide development of the Bays Precinct
In the News - New South Wales

NEW South Wales Premier Mike Baird and Planning Minister Pru Goward last week announced the State Government will host an international summit later this year, to hear from world leading urban renewal experts about the best ways to revitalise the area in Sydney's inner harbour known as The Bays Precinct.

New housing and areas for recreation, retail, tourism, commercial and maritime use will be created along more than 5.5 kilometres of waterfront land in The Bays Precinct as part of the city's largest single urban renewal program since the Sydney Olympics.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Monday, 21 July 2014 14:34    PDF Print
NorthConnex EIS placed on public exhibition
In the News - New South Wales

FEDERAL Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Jamie Briggs and New South Wales Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay last week invited communities to have their say on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the $3 billion NorthConnex project.

The Australian and NSW governments, Transurban and M7 Shareholders are planning to build 9-kilometre twin tunnels under Pennant Hills Road linking the M1 to the M2. The project also includes interchanges to the north and south to accommodate connections to Pennant Hills Road.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Monday, 21 July 2014 14:32    PDF Print
City of Sydney's record infrastructure program to create jobs
In the News - New South Wales

THE City of Sydney last week said around 2,000 new jobs a year will be created off the back of the council's record $1.94 billion infrastructure program, which includes major financial commitments for projects at Green Square, George Street, Barangaroo and Harold Park.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the 10-year corporate plan included more than 400 projects across the City's local government area that would provide a boost to the city's economy, businesses and employment.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Monday, 21 July 2014 14:31    PDF Print
Traxion selected as preferred proponent for freight hub in Wagga Wagga
In the News - New South Wales

AUSTRALIAN company Traxion was last week announced as the preferred proponent to directly negotiate the development of the Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics Hub.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government's $14.5 million contribution towards the $54 million project was a strategic investment in economic and business growth for the region and the nation.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Monday, 21 July 2014 14:30    PDF Print
Winning design of new Perth Stadium revealed
In the News - Western Australia

WEST Australian Premier Colin Barnett and Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron last week unveiled the winning Perth Stadium design, which will be a world-class five-tiered stadium with roof coverage over 85 per cent of its seats.

Mr Barnett said contractual negotiations between the State Government and WESTADIUM to design, build, partially finance and maintain the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct were successfully concluded, with the signing of the contract to soon follow.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Monday, 21 July 2014 14:29    PDF Print
WA Government announces $75m for second phase of Pilbara Underground Power Project
In the News - Western Australia

THE West Australian Government last week announced that all overhead powerlines and related infrastructure in Karratha, Roebourne and Onslow will be moved underground, as part of a project that aims to improve the safety and reliability of power supplies in the Pilbara.

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman and Energy Minister Mike Nahan said an additional $75 million in Royalties for Regions funding would be made available for phase two of the Pilbara Underground Power Project (PUPP).

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Monday, 21 July 2014 14:28    PDF Print
Development approval granted for $50m hotel in Palmerston
In the News - Northern Territory

THE Northern Territory Government last week announced that development approval has been given to construct a $50 million hotel that will form Stage One of the Maluka Views development in the heart of the Palmerston CBD.

The Palmerston Hotel will be located right behind 'the Hub' on Roystonea Avenue and consist of 161 hotel rooms, including 32 suites and also 41 short stay apartments.

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Victoria

Middle Yarra River Draft Recommendations Report released for public comment

THE Yarra River upstream from the city will be protected from overdevelopment under proposed new...

Victorian Government approves $100m tower for Docklands' Bolte Precinct

VICTORIAN Planning Minister Matthew Guy last week announced that a $100 million, 100-metre high apartment...

Victorian Government releases 2009 bushfires five-year consultation report

VICTORIAN Deputy Premier Peter Ryan last week announced the release of the 2009 Bushfire-Affected Communities...

Victorian Government rezones land for 650 lots in Lara West

VICTORIAN Planning Minister Matthew Guy last week said an extension to Greater Geelong's northern growth...

Design and construction contract awarded for Ringwood Station upgrade

VICTORIAN Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder last week announced that the $40.46 million contract for...

Melbourne's apartment stock experiences 'unprecedented growth': City of Melbourne

THE City of Melbourne last week said the latest data from its Development Activity Monitor...

More in: Victoria

New South Wales

NSW Government announces summit to guide development of the Bays Precinct

NEW South Wales Premier Mike Baird and Planning Minister Pru Goward last week announced the...

NorthConnex EIS placed on public exhibition

FEDERAL Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Jamie Briggs and New South Wales Minister for Roads and...

City of Sydney's record infrastructure program to create jobs

THE City of Sydney last week said around 2,000 new jobs a year will be...

Traxion selected as preferred proponent for freight hub in Wagga Wagga

AUSTRALIAN company Traxion was last week announced as the preferred proponent to directly negotiate the...

Implementation Plan released for Western Sydney's $200m local roads package

THE Australian Government last week said it is getting on with building world class infrastructure...

NSW Government appoints Turner & Townsend to provide management services for North West Rail Link

FOLLOWING the selection of the preferred consortium to operate Sydney's North West Rail Link, Transport...

More in: New South Wales

Rest of Australia

Winning design of new Perth Stadium revealed

WEST Australian Premier Colin Barnett and Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron last week unveiled...

WA Government announces $75m for second phase of Pilbara Underground Power Project

THE West Australian Government last week announced that all overhead powerlines and related infrastructure in...

Development approval granted for $50m hotel in Palmerston

THE Northern Territory Government last week announced that development approval has been given to construct...

Transit Systems wins contract to operate Darwin Bus Service

NORTHERN Territory Transport Minister Peter Styles last week welcomed Transit Systems to Darwin after the...

Productivity Commission releases final report on public infrastructure

THERE is an urgent need to comprehensively overhaul processes for assessing and developing public infrastructure...

Tender released for $46.5m Edgewater Station multi-storey car park

THE West Australian Government last week said work is progressing on the $46.5 million multi-storey...

More in: Queensland, Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory

World

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Planetizen releases its list of top 10 books published in 2012

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Melbourne retains its crown of 'most liveable city'

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London crowned 2012 'Ultimate Sports City'

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OECD report calls for massive infrastructure investment to meet future demand

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8th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey released

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