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Stephen Crafti The Old Colonialists Association of Victoria, Rushall Park, in North Fitzroy, is one of Melbourne's best-kept secrets, maybe not for locals. Founded by William Coppin in 1870 for early pioneers as a refuge for early pioneers who had fallen on difficult times, the heritage-listed time capsule is a showcase of some of the city's finest architectural styles; including terraces, arts and craft-style homes and later Californian Bungalows. While the triangular-shaped site has been thoughtfully expanded over the years, there was a small pocket of development in the 1960s that 'under-delivered' in quality. "They were fairly ordinary buildings, a hostel and nursing home that were quite prosaic," says Architect Peter Williams, Director of Williams Boag Architects.
MARC PALLISCO Two adjoining properties at the super-prominent south-west corner of the Melbourne CBD Hoddle Grid are speculated to be selling to a high-rise builder for about $50 million.
Frank Oliveri Sydney's south-west area is set to be home to more than 300,000 new residents in 110,000 new dwellings, while the north-west will be home to more than 200,000 new residents in 70,000 new dwellings.
CAROLYN CUMMINS How many times are the words "what's the IT number?" yelled across an office?
CAROLYN CUMMINS Iris Capital group will use cash raised from the sale of non-core pubs to tap into the booming residential apartment sector.
CAROLYN CUMMINS Major sporting events including the AFL Grand Final are set to boost demand for hotel accommodation in Melbourne in the next few months.
CAROLYN CUMMINS Premier Investments to expand its retail outlets for Smiggle and Peter Alexander brands.
SIMON JOHANSON What makes a town centre tick? A clock, among other things, says architect and community advocate Dean Landy.
Nicole Lindsay A Chinese investor has splashed out $11.4 million at auction to buy a small Carlton office building that is right in the heart of the city-fringe apartment and education precinct.
Nicole Lindsay The property investment arm of Hong Kong conglomerate Glorious Sun has made its first foray into Melbourne’s CBD, paying $25.3 million for a Chinatown-fringe office building.
SIMON JOHANSON Viva Energy, formerly known as Shell Australia, is the latest blue-chip tenant to make the leap from suburbs to city in a trend driven by high CBD incentives.
Philip Hopkins "Challenging" is the way H2o architects director Mark O'Dwyer described his latest project: how to protect Horsham's new world-class genetic seed bank, which requires specimens to be stored at minus 20 degrees?
SIMON JOHANSON Melbourne Airport is the sleeping giant of construction in Victoria spending $420 million last financial year, with outlays set to almost double this financial year.
CAROLYN CUMMINS A $30 million proposal from the not-for-profit Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (CMCT) to build a new 113-hectare cemetery near Campbelltown at Varroville has been unanimously supported by the Joint Regional Planning Panel.
CAROLYN CUMMINS Lend Lease has applied to Southwark council for permission to build nearly 593 homes and develop 3990 square metres of retail space at Elephant Park - the latest step in its £1.5 billion regeneration of the Elephant & Castle in south-east London.
CAROLYN CUMMINS Lantern Hotel Group has paid $8.25 million for the Waterworks Hotel in Botany.
stephen cauchi House prices in major cities were at risk of a damaging fall and required "close observation", according to the Reserve Bank minutes released on Tuesday.
SIMON JOHANSON About 100 apartments are expected to be built in two buildings next to Jewell Railway Station in Brunswick as part of a government push to rejuvenate infrastructure.
CAROLYN CUMMINS Investors in the $550 million-plus Lend Lease Real Estate Partners Fund 3 have opted to support a partial recapitalisation and keep ownership of the shopping centre assets, rather than support a trade sale.
Stephen Crafti Ian Perkins, director of Perkins Architects, has been designing childcare and early learning centres since the mid-1980s. With almost 100 centres completed, he has seen their development and growth, as well as their changes over the decades.
MARC PALLISCO Lunchtime rays near the Banana Alley Vaults and Sandridge Bridge may be a thing of the past if the City of Melbourne council approves another application for a skyscraper that would overshadow the north bank of the Yarra River.
Ross Beardsell Hot property
CAROLYN CUMMINS Pitt Street Mall is the new battleground for the international retailers, with the Spanish label Zara, said to be looking at opening a Zara Home store in the Glasshouse arcade adjoining the new H&M flagship store.
CAROLYN CUMMINS Melbourne has had the rub on Sydney over laneway occupation for years but changes in legislation in Sydney have paved the way for its current laneway revitalisation program.
CAROLYN CUMMINS Investors have started to move on acquiring numerous properties in Sydney CBD's western corridor.