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The CTBUH Global News Archive is the primary place to get all the latest news on tall buildings, urban development and sustainable construction from around the world. The CTBUH also disseminates this information via our Monthly e-Newsletter, CTBUH Journal, and through books and reports. To view news for a certain category or time period, please use the links on the left side menu.

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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.

Melbourne Approves Queen Victoria Market Project


21 May 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Plans for the AU$450 million (US$340 million) development in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market precinct have been approved. Construction on the city council-owned site is projected to begin in July. Read more.

Plans Revealed for 330-Meter Skyscraper in Melbourne


15 May 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A developer has revealed plans for what could become Melbourne’s tallest building at 330 meters. The 60-story apartment tower would be built on a small triangular lot. Most of the profits would go to the Royal Society of Victoria. Read more.

Sydney’s Martin Place Sees Objections from Lord Mayor


14 May 2018, Sydney, Australia

Sydney’s Lord Mayor has expressed concern over the state government’s approval of two towers in historic Martin Place. The AU$637 million project would be built in one of the city’s most important civic spaces. Read more.

Resident Wins Appeal Against Three-Tower Project in Brisbane


11 May 2018, Brisbane, Australia

A local resident has won an appeal against a high-rise development in Brisbane. The court’s decision was made on the grounds that the city planning scheme allows a maximum of 15 stories in height, while the proposal rises to 27 stories. Read more.

Construction Completes on Melbourne’s 661 Chapel Street


09 May 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A Malaysian developer has completed construction on its first Australian project, an AU$154 million apartment tower at 661 Chapel Street in Melbourne. Approximately 70 percent of the 29-story building’s 116 units have sold. Read more.

Plan for 1,200 Apartments Launched in Western Sydney Suburb


07 May 2018, Sydney, Australia

A AU$808 million, 1,200 unit master plan for Sydney suburb Merrylands has been green-lit by the Cumberland Council. The development will be called “The Opera” and is slated for completion by 2023. Read more.

Construction Begins on Perth’s $AU3.8 Billion “Transformative” Belmont Park Project


03 May 2018, Perth, Australia

A developer has broken ground on the first stage of the AU$3.8 billion Belmont Park development in Perth. Once complete, the project will include 4,500 residences, offices, and retail space across several buildings, rising up to 42 stories. Read more.

Three-Tower Development Coming to Sydney Suburb of Epping


01 May 2018, Sydney, Australia

Construction on a three-tower residential complex proposed for the Sydney suburb of Epping is set to begin in 2019. Rising to 19, 25, and 29 stories, the three towers designed by Architectus will feature a total of 463 apartments. Read more.

Shortlist Revealed for Melbourne’s BMW Southbank Site


27 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne’s BMW Southbank site will be developed by one of a shortlist of prominent architects, in partnership with local Australian architects, according to Malaysia-based Beulah International, who acquired the site. Read more.

Developer Releases Plans for a 33-Story Melbourne Hotel


25 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A developer has made its first foray into the hotel sector, releasing plans for a 33-story project in Melbourne. The hotel will be located in the city’s West End and offer more than 270 rooms, as well as a rooftop communal area. Read more.

Developer Lodges Proposal for Spring Street Tower in Melbourne


24 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A proposal for a new 35-story residential tower in Melbourne’s CBD has been submitted to the city. Designed by Bates Smart, the building will feature 84 apartments ranging from one-bedroom units to a dual-level penthouse. Read more.

Developer Gets Green Light for 49-Story Melbourne Skyscraper


17 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A new residential high-rise in Melbourne is now moving forward after the developer modified the tower’s design in order to comply with Victoria’s updated design standards. The building will rise 49 stories and contain 208 units. Read more.

Collins Square Nears Completion in Sydney


12 Apr 2018, Sydney, Australia

The final high-rise in the five-tower Collins Square development in Sydney has topped out. The AU$126 million tower, designed by Woods Bagot and built by Multiplex, has reached its final height of 33 stories and 117 meters. Read more.

Mining Giant to Move to New Headquarters in Adelaide


11 Apr 2018, Adelaide, Australia

An Australian mining giant will relocate its headquarters to a new AU$250 million office tower in Adelaide’s CBD. The A-grade commercial high-rise is currently under construction and expected to complete in 2019. Read more.

Novotel Melbourne South Wharf Hotel Opens for Business


06 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

The AU$150 million Novotel Melbourne South Wharf Hotel has opened near the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Designed by Woods Bagot, the 347-room, four-star hotel rises to a height of 97 meters and 26 stories. Read more.

Builder Named for Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney


05 Apr 2018, Sydney, Australia

AMP Capital has commenced construction on its Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney after securing a AU$900 million investment. Multiplex has been appointed to build the 50-story commercial tower, which is expected to complete in 2021. Read more.

Architect Appointed for Green Square Project in Sydney


04 Apr 2018, Sydney, Australia

A developer has chosen a Japanese architecture firm to design a new 19-story tower in Sydney. The design of the building, which will contain 384 residential units, depicts a plant-filled exterior that is reminiscent of a vertical forest. Read more.

Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier Set for Revamp


03 Apr 2018, Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier is set to transform into a business and leisure destination that would include two new high-rises. The Queensland government has appointed a developer to undertake a feasibility study for the project. Read more.

New Mixed-Use Precinct Planned for Perth


30 Mar 2018, Perth, Australia

Plans have been revealed for a new mixed-use precinct designed by Woods Bagot in Perth. Dubbed Applecross Central, the project proposes more than 160,000 square meters of space across multiple towers of varying height. Read more.

Office Tower Proposed in Brisbane’s ‘Golden Triangle’


29 Mar 2018, Brisbane, Australia

An AU$650 million office tower has been proposed for Brisbane’s ‘Golden Triangle.’ The 40-story building at 370 Queen Street will comprise basement car parking, a podium with gym and childcare facilities, and 50,000 of office space. Read more.

New Plans Emerge for Melbourne Convention Center Site


28 Mar 2018, Melbourne, Australia

An AU$800 million apartment and hotel complex has been unveiled on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River. The plans call for three towers that will rise up to 33 stories and contain 500 residential units and 167 hotel rooms. Read more.

Metro Martin Place Proposal in Sydney Gains Key Approval


27 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

The proposed Martin Place Metro Towers complex in Sydney has gained approval from the state government. The project includes two office towers that would be connected by a podium to the existing 50 Martin Place building. Read more.