Tram on Swanston Street, Melbourne

Melbourne's trams to be powered by proposed large-scale solar plant

MELBOURNE'S tram network will be powered by a new large-scale solar plant, with the State Government last week announcing plans for a tender to help build 75 megawatts of new large-scale solar farms, which is expected to deliver $150 million in new capital investment and 300 new jobs.

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Artist's impression of Arden Station

EES for Melbourne Metro project approved by Victorian Planning Minister

VICTORIAN Planning Minister Richard Wynne last month signed off on the Environmental Effects Statement for the $10.9 billion Melbourne Metro Tunnel project, which will deliver a 9-kilometre rail link between South Kensington and South Yarra and include five new underground stations.

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Better Apartments Design Standards

Victorian Government finalises 'Better Apartments Design Standards'

NEW apartments will be built with light, storage, ventilation and enough room to fit beds and fridges under the Victorian Government's finalised 'Better Apartments Design Standards', which are due to come into effect from March 2017.

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Victoria's 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy - December 2016

Infrastructure Victoria releases final 30-year strategy

INFRASTRUCTURE Victoria last week tabled in Parliament the state's first-ever, cross-sector infrastructure strategy for the next 30 years, which includes 137 recommendations worth around $100 billion across nine sectors including transport, infrastructure and housing.

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