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Victorian Government announces $50m upgrade of Frankston Station precinct

A NEW taskforce has been established by the Victorian Government to commence work on a fast-tracked master plan for the Frankston Station precinct, including a 'state-of-the-art' transport hub, a permanent police presence and a new retail and café strip.

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Bayside Shopping Centre, Frankston

Five-level apartment building approved for Frankston's city centre

FRANKSTON City Council has approved plans for a five-level building with 60 apartments and commercial space on a 1,906-square-metre 'island site' in Frankston's city centre and less than 100 metres from Frankston railway station.

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EastLink, Melbourne

Linking Melbourne Authority comes to an end

THE Linking Melbourne Authority, which was responsible for managing major road projects including Peninsula Link, EastLink and the proposed East West Link, has been disbanded by the new Victorian Government.

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Simonds Stadium, Geelong

Plans for $70m redevelopment of Geelong's Simonds Stadium move ahead

THE Victorian Labor Government will fast-track the elevation of Simonds Stadium to trust status to enable the promised $70 million redevelopment of the ground to commence this year, Premier Daniel Andrews and Sport Minister John Eren announced.

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RMIT's Swanston Academic Building and apartments in background, Melbourne

Development hits record levels in 2014: City of Melbourne

THE City of Melbourne last week said the inner-city construction boom hit record levels in 2014 as the number of new dwellings completed within the municipality reached 6,300 – double the number completed in 2013 and three times the long-term average.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said the City of Melbourne's Development Activity Monitor reveals a further 13,500 dwellings in 59 residential developments are under construction and due to be completed in the next three years.

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Looking towards Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, and beyond

Places Victoria submits application for Harbour Esplanade Master Plan

PLACES Victoria last week announced that it has lodged a planning application with the City of Melbourne for a master plan to guide the future development of Harbour Esplanade in Docklands.

The plan, which was developed with input from the community, sees Harbour Esplanade becoming a place of increased national significance and one of the great post-industrial waterfronts anywhere in the world.

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Parliament House, Melbourne

Victoria's new Labor Government: plans, policies and promises

THE removal of 50 level crossings in Melbourne, a twelve-month trial of 24-hour public transport on weekends, the termination of the East West Link project and the construction of the original Melbourne Metro rail tunnel are among a number of plans, policies and promises of the new Victorian Labor Government.

Premier Daniel Andrews and his new Cabinet were sworn in at Government House last Thursday, with Member for Richmond, Richard Wynne, becoming the state's new Planning Minister. The new Minister's responsibilities will include overseeing changes to wind farm rules, a review of the state's residential zones and a review of the Fishermans Bend planning process.

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Parliament House, Melbourne

Ministry finalised for new Victorian Government; Richard Wynne to take on planning

ON the same day that former Planning Minister Matthew Guy was elected leader of the Victorian Liberal Party, new Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and his new Cabinet were officially sworn in at Government House last Thursday.

Richard Wynne, who is the Member for Richmond and had responsibility for portfolios including housing and local government when in Opposition, is the new Minister for Planning. Former Labor shadow planning minister Brian Tee lost his Upper House seat in the election.

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