Monthly Archives: March 2010

The Australian Ugliness – 5oth Anniversary

Penguin Books have released a 50th anniversary edition of The Australian Ugliness by Robin Boyd. Author Christos Tsiolkas provides a forward to the new edition […]

Project Melbourne: towards a sustainable city

Project Melbourne is a series of news articles and multimedia reports by The Age “aimed at encouraging and broadening public debate about Melbourne’s future” […]

4,500 new private rental homes

Housing Minister Richard Wynne has announced that the “Labor government will deliver a $177 million incentive package to the private sector to build 4,500 new private rental homes […]

Household water usage

Premier John Brumby has released figures indicating Victoria’s most water efficient towns. Sunbury and Macedon are the most efficient using 145 litres per person per day […]

December quarter house prices

The Herald Sun’s Google map of median house prices has been updated to reflect December quarter 2009 data […]

Bike Parking

Two end-of-trip facilities for bicycle commuters recently opened in Melbourne’s city centre. Bike pod is a joint initiative between […]

Windsor redevelopment gains planning support

Denton Corker Marshall’s proposal for the redevelopment of the Windsor Hotel has received broad support from senior planners at Melbourne City Council […]

Metro to double rail passengers

The Age reports Melbourne train operator Metro have committed to doubling rail patronage by 2017 […]

New town timeline

The International New Town Institute is developing a timeline locating planned communities across the world from 6000 BCE to the present. Melbourne appears in 1837, the year in which Robert Hoddle […]