Artist's impression of Southland Station platform 2

Southland Station opens at Cheltenham in Melbourne's south-east

THE Victorian Government this week opened Southland Station at Cheltenham in Melbourne's south-east, which it said would provide better access to one of Melbourne's largest shopping precincts, reduce traffic congestion and provide an economic boost to the area.

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Melbourne Airport

Discussions begin on business case for Melbourne Airport rail link

AUSTRALIAN Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher last week joined state representatives to meet with industry and local government to discuss the Melbourne Airport rail link business case.

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Artist's impression of proposed pop-up park on Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

Melbourne's Elizabeth Street to get a pop-up park over summer

THE City of Melbourne will create a 375-square-metre pop-up park on the eastern side of Elizabeth Street between Flinders Lane and Flinders Street to provide a dynamic space for pedestrians over summer between December 2017 and February 2018.

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Reforming the Victoria Planning Provisions - Discussion Paper

Proposed changes to Victoria Planning Provisions released for consultation

AS part of its Smart Planning program, the Victorian Government has released a new discussion paper that outlines proposed changes to help simplify and improve the operation of the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) and provide the foundations for further future transformative initiatives.

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Victorian Infrastructure Plan

Five-year Victorian Infrastructure Plan released by State Government

FOLLOWING the release of Infrastructure Victoria's independent 30-year infrastructure plan, the Victorian Government last week announced its response, with a new five-year Victorian Infrastructure Plan that outlines the government's infrastructure priorities over the coming years.

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Draft Fishermans Bend Framework

Draft Fishermans Bend Framework released for consultation

THE Victorian Government has launched the draft Fishermans Bend Framework, which it said will deliver on the 2050 vision for the area to become a thriving place that is a leading example for environmental sustainability, liveability, connectivity, diversity and innovation.

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Houses in Melbourne

Tenants set to gain more rights under Victorian Government's tenancy reform package

A COMMISSIONER for Residential Tenancies will be appointed to champion the rights of private renters and landlords will no longer be able to terminate a tenancy using non-specified reasons or unreasonably refuse requests for tenants to keep pets under a proposed tenancy reform package unveiled by the Victorian Government last week.

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Artist's impression of conference centre and hotel at Ballarat Station Precinct

Heritage Victoria grants permit for Ballarat Station precinct revitalisation

THE Victorian Government last week announced that Heritage Victoria has granted a permit for the $50 million Ballarat Station precinct revitalisation, which includes an upgrade to the historic Goods Shed, a new convention and events centre, a Quest Apartment Hotel, shops, restaurants and a new public plaza.

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