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Development & Planning

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 09:37
The Victorian Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, has announced interim planning controls currently in force in the St Kilda Road - King's Way precinct between Dorcas and Toorak Road will become permanent. According to the City of Port Phillip Planning Scheme, Amendment C130 explanatory report , mandatory height limits between 35...

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:00
Height is perhaps the most contentious of all issues when discussing new building proposals. Maybe because it is readily quantifiable relative to the surroundings, or because fear of height has become a default response to any new development, it is often debated as a singular issue. Many ignore the other...

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Visual Melbourne

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 13:56
Do you have an Instagram account? Do you like taking photos of buildings? Would you like to win a $500 voucher to dine on some top nosh? Well, follow @Elenberg_fraser on Instagram, take original photos of EF designed buildings, tag the EF Instagram account in your photo and use the...

Transport & Design

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 09:41
As previously reported , the much loved Melbourne restaurant The Stokehouse on the St Kilda foreshore was burnt to the ground in a fire in January. Since then a new temporary ‘pop up’ structure has been assembled to continue the service of fine food. The speed with which this temporary...

Sustainability & Environment

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 12:05
Last week the Australian arm of prominent global engineering firm Meinhardt released a white paper titled 'How Far Are We From Truly Green Façades?' via their Practical Imagination platform. The white paper delves into the issues currently surrounding the advancement of green facades which in turn allows the practice to...