Casino giant Crown will expand its Southbank site to eight hectares after it won approval from the Andrews government to build a $1.75 billion 90-storey tower.
Clay Lucas is city editor for The Age. Clay has worked at The Age since 2005, covering state politics, urban affairs, transport, local government and workplace relations for The Age and Sunday Age. Clay won a Quill with Age investigative reporter Royce Millar.
Developer Central Equity has been granted approval for a 57-level skyscraper near the corner of Lonsdale and King streets, despite opposition from residents in neighbouring apartments.
The cost of renting a home in Melbourne is rapidly becoming even less affordable, according to an index of property rental prices to be released on Wednesday.
The decontamination of a massive inner-city site dormant for more than a decade has begun, but owner the Defence Department isn't answering questions on its long-term plan for the land.
A night-time curfew for flights at Melbourne Airport is inevitable unless the state and federal governments curb encroaching housing development, a planning expert says.
Grocon and Planning Minister Richard Wynne are nearing agreement on a controversial apartment tower plan at 85 Spring Street - but Melbourne City Council has opposed the project at the last minute.
A bid by a company controlled by Solomon Lew to demolish a historic North Melbourne building has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.