Woman charged after two people were allegedly stabbed in the CBD

Brendan Rees | September 21, 2022 A 28-year-old woman has been charged with a series of offenses after two alleged stabbings took place in the CBD on September 8. Victoria Police said emergency services responded to reports of a stabbing during an attempted armed robbery at the intersection of Flinders and Downie streets around 5pm. … Read more

Historic pub gets a makeover after approval of $350 million redevelopment plan

A heritage-rated CBD pub, which was destroyed by fire earlier this year, will be revived with an additional 21-storey office tower to be built after a $350 million development plan is approved. Developer Hickory will work with Cox Architecture to restore the original façade and work with a hospitality partner to restore the 1915-built Kilkenny … Read more

More than 120 CBD buildings and sites gain heritage protection in “monumental” planning change

More than 100 historic buildings in the CBD will receive permanent heritage protection in one of the largest assessments conducted in Victoria in more than two decades. In what has been hailed as a “monumental” amendment to the Melbourne Planning Scheme, heritage protection will be extended to 121 buildings and five sites within the Hoddle … Read more

Celebrating over two decades of CBD real estate management success

A lot has happened in the CBD since the turn of the millennium. We’ve seen an initially frosty reception to the design of Fed Square (2002), we’ve seen the Commonwealth Games come and go (2006), we’ve seen the sad demise of iconic locations like the palace (2014), we’ve even parted ways with Metcards and welcomed … Read more

Attention landlords! | CBD news

In March 2021, the Victorian government passed the most significant changes to rental laws in living history. According to Consumers Affairs Victoria, the “changes have been introduced to expand the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords (landlords) and will make renting in Victoria fairer and safer”. The legislation ensures that landlords meet the minimum … Read more

Designers, is your next big breakthrough in the Metaverse?

With dozens of platforms now offering land in these new digital realms and brands and organizations rushing to file their claim, metaverse real estate sales topped half a billion dollars last year. In addition to designing virtual homes, shops, offices, schools, galleries and event venues, virtual space planning and digital furniture and finishes are design … Read more

Residents 3000 – an AGM and 30 years to celebrate

The recent Forum 3000 on September 1 was the AGM and 30th anniversary of the community group; a time to recap the year’s successes and welcome Mayor Sally Capp. AGM with a difference How time flies. Residents 3000 started in 1992 with official registration in 1993. This means that our chairman will not only enjoy … Read more

Working to keep our wildlife safe, including Melbourne’s famous Peregrine Falcons!

We are incredibly lucky in Melbourne to share our townhome with some amazing wildlife, including the charismatic Peregrine Falcons that nest high on top of a building in the CBD every year. In case anyone doesn’t know this story, every year a pair of falcons nest and raise their young in Collins St. 367. They’ve … Read more

Internationally Recognized Artists Impress CBD Stations

Major public works by world-class artists will be featured in the Metro Tunnel’s two new underground CBD stations, boosting Melbourne’s reputation as the country’s cultural capital. Danie Mellor (Station Library Station) and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Town Hall Station) are among six internationally recognized artists selected to create large-scale permanent artworks in the Metro Tunnel’s new stations. … Read more

Vertical Neighborhood Watch | CBD news

Neighborhood watch is about neighbors looking after neighbours, but can this also work in our vertical villages? There has long been a debate about what to call our inner-city locations of the CBD, Docklands and Southbank. Are we districts, districts or can we claim the title of “neighborhoods”? Lately there has been a clear trend … Read more