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First Residents Move into Melbourne CBD's Tallest Residential Tower


19 Sep 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Residents have begun to move into the first 336 apartments of a 941-unit residential tower in Melbourne, which is slated to be the tallest in the city’s CBD. The 269-meter building features residential, retail, and office uses. Read more.

Sydney’s ARC by Crown Group’s Serviced Apartments to Open by Mid-October 2018


17 Sep 2018, Sydney, Australia

A Skye Suites-branded serviced apartment offering is set to open in the new ARC by Crown Group in central Sydney by mid-October 2018. The building will host will host 73 serviced apartments among 179 residential apartments. Read more.

Developer Submits Plans for 123-Meter Gold Coast Tower


14 Sep 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

A developer has submitted plans for a 40-story tower in the central Broadbeach sector of Gold Coast. The 123-meter project comprises 61 apartments, a retail tenancy, and an infinity symbol-shaped floorplate. Read more.

Sydney's Martin Place Development Going Forward


13 Sep 2018, Sydney, Australia

A financial group has signed a deal with the New South Wales government to develop two towers near Sydney’s historic 50 Martin Place as part of the Martin Place integrated station development. The timeline for the project is six years. Read more.

Plans Lodged for First Phase of Brisbane’s Albion Redevelopment


10 Sep 2018, Brisbane, Australia

Phase one of a 4,900-square-meter transit-oriented scheme in the Brisbane suburb of Albion has been submitted for approval, with community feedback to begin soon. Towers reaching 30 and 23 stories, respectively, comprise the first stage. Read more.

Developer Lodges Application for Slim 31-Story Gold Coast High-Rise


05 Sep 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

A developer has proposed a 31-story residential tower to rise in Gold Coast’s Surfer’s Paradise sector on a narrow 607-square-meter site. The 50-unit high-rise includes communal recreation facilities and an automatic car valet system. Read more.

Revised Plans for Skyscraper Development in Parramatta Have Been Submitted


24 Aug 2018, Parramatta, Australia

Revised plans have been submitted to the local council for a 42-story tower in Parramatta. The new plans include a taller tower with larger floor plates spanning 3,025 square meters and creating 112,00 square meters of office space. Read more.

Tallest Tower of Gold Coast’s Jewel Development Tops Out at 170 Meters


20 Aug 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

The tallest tower of a $731 million development on the Gold Coast waterfront has topped out, with the complex’s other two towers quickly approaching that status. The 47-story tower features a glass façade inspired by a local quartz crystal. Read more.

“Green Spine” Selected to Rise in Melbourne’s Southbank


15 Aug 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A design featuring two towers wrapped in greenery has been selected as the winning proposal of a competition for Melbourne’s Southbank sector. The high-rises, one of which would be Australia’s tallest, are each topped by a botanical garden. Read more.

Two-Tower Development Approved for Perth City Link Sector


10 Aug 2018, Perth, Australia

A two-tower complex has been approved, following years of redesign, to rise in Perth’s developing City Link sector. The 32-story and 23-story high-rises will be mixed-use, with apartments, a hotel, and restaurants on the ground level. Read more.

45-Story Tower Moves Towards Construction in Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend


09 Aug 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Construction is set to commence soon on a 45-story tower in Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend neighborhood development, as piling works are underway. The 1,518-square-meter site will facilitate 244 new units within the 139-meter high-rise. Read more.

28-Story Residential Building Completes in Sydney’s Green Square Town Center


06 Aug 2018, Sydney, Australia

A 28-story residential building has reached completion in Sydney’s Green Square district. The 600-unit ellipsoid-shaped tower is part of a $5.9 billion development in the town center, which is slated for completion in 2030. Read more.

Two Multi-Tower Residential Developments Lodged in Sydney’s Parramatta Suburb


03 Aug 2018, Sydney, Australia

Development applications for a US$170 million project and a US$50 million project have been filed in the western Sydney area of Parramatta. Proposals include multiple towers rising 27 stories and above. Read more.

Three-Tower Development Unveiled for Melbourne’s Box Hill Suburb


02 Aug 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Plans for a three-tower development in Melbourne’s Box Hill suburb have been unveiled. The 16-, 19-, and 29-story towers will include 273 residential units, 5,979 square meters of office space, 49 hotel suites, and retail. Read more.

Approved High-Rise Development Challenged by Residents in Perth’s Applecross Suburb


31 Jul 2018, Perth, Australia

A development that would bring one 30-story and two 26-story towers to a suburb of Perth has been approved despite the area's 15-story limit, but height concerns lodged by local residents may overturn the approval. Read more.

Firms Reveal Visions for Landmark Melbourne Southbank Development


30 Jul 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Six shortlisted schemes for Melbourne’s Southbank precinct have been revealed. The $2 billion project has drawn proposals for towers reaching above 300 meters that feature sky gardens, observatory decks, and innovative designs. Read more.

Architects Selected for Sydney’s Newest Residential High-Rise


19 Jul 2018, Sydney, Australia

A 80-story tower is planned to rise over a cinema complex in Sydney, following the appointment of the project’s architects. The mixed-use building is expected to cost $1 billion and take five years to construct. Read more.

Two Towers Proposed to Replace Office Building in Sydney’s St Leonards Precinct


10 Jul 2018, Sydney, Australia

A developer has proposed building two high-rises in St Leonards, a suburb north of Sydney. The towers would rise 63 and 45 stories, and could contain as many as 1,187 new units. The redevelopment could also include office space. Read more.

Melbourne’s Central Business District Poised to Gain Another Hotel Tower


02 Jul 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A developer is seeking approval for a 36-story hotel development in Melbourne’s CBD. The owner of the site, the Uniting Church of Australia, plans to use the proceeds of the project for church operations. Read more.

Apartment High-Rise in Melbourne’s South Yarra District Proceeds to Construction


29 Jun 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Hickory Group has announced that the company has been chosen as the builder for Yarra One, a 27-story apartment building in Melbourne. Designed by Fender Katsalidis, the project will include 256 apartments and take 25 months to build. Read more.

High-Rise Twin-Towers Approved in Coastal Suburb of Perth


27 Jun 2018, Perth, Australia

A twin-tower development has been approved for the coast of Scarborough, a suburb of Perth. The 43- and 33-story buildings will include 314 apartments and a 119-room hotel, complete with an art gallery and café on the top floor. Read more.

Brisbane’s 200-Meter Commercial Development Gains Approval


26 Jun 2018, Brisbane, Australia

The Brisbane City Council has approved a proposed high-rise office building. The project will include a new public thoroughfare alongside an amphitheater, child care center, underground supermarket, and retail. Read more.

Commercial Tower Tops Out in Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour Precinct


18 Jun 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A 20-story commercial office tower has topped out in Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour precinct and is scheduled for completion in 2019. The project is the latest of 23 buildings erected within the six-hectare sector since 2004. Read more.

First Residents to Move into Melbourne’s Australia 108 Tower


13 Jun 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Residents of the 100-story Australia 8 tower in Melbourne are scheduled to move into the building in June. If completed as planned and on schedule, the tower will become Australia’s second tallest building and Melbourne’s tallest. Read more.

Gold Coast’s Spirit Tower Soars to New Heights


11 Jun 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

Units in a proposed 298-meter-tall tower in Gold Coast are expected to launch on the market in July. The $914 million project will include 479 residential units, retail, and a rooftop with panoramic views of the coastline. Read more.

Second Timber Office Tower Approved for Sydney’s Barangaroo South


08 Jun 2018, Sydney, Australia

A proposed timber office tower has been approved at Barangaroo South in Sydney. The project will consist of 10,000 square meters of commercial floor space and 680 square meters of retail. Read more.

Western Sydney ‘Aerotropolis’ Gets Public Funding Boost


01 Jun 2018, Sydney, Australia

A new airport city in Sydney will receive a large investment of public funds to create an 'aerotropolis' that includes multiple high-rises, including a new World Trade Center, designed by Woods Bagot. Read more.

Orion Towers to Win Backing by Gold Coast Council


31 May 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

Two towers, the tallest of which is 328 meters and 103 stories, have been approved by the Surfers Paradise Council in Australia’s Gold Coast. They are slated to be among the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere, and will contain 1,127 dwelling units. Read more.

Approval Granted for Melbourne’s Carlton Gardens


25 May 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne will be getting another mixed-use tower in its CBD after receiving approval from the City. The tower will include 70 apartments over 25 levels, and 3,000 square meters of commercial space. Read more.

Developer Wins Approval for Parramatta Skyscraper


23 May 2018, Parramatta, Australia

A developer has won approval for a 33-story office tower in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta. Known by its address, 140 George Street, the high-rise will offer office space with large, open floor plates for maximum fit-out flexibility. Read more.