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Details Emerge on Proposed 8 Phillip Street Development in Sydney

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22 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

Fresh details describing the "world-class design" for 8 Phillip Street in Western Sydney have emerged, along with new renderings. Poised to rise 56 stories in Parramatta, the landmark development will contain 314 apartments. Read more.


Towers Proposed to “Defend” Historic Church Site in Parramatta, Sydney

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21 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

A historic church is to be redeveloped as a mixed-use complex, expanding the Parramatta Mission and the Uniting Church in Australia’s presence in the city. The project will also house new residential, commercial, and retail spaces. Read more.


Contractor Selected to Deliver Collins Square Tower 5 in Melbourne

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21 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A construction contractor has been appointed to deliver the fifth and final commercial office tower that will complete the US$1.8 billion landmark Collins Square development located at 727 Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD. Read more.


Grenfell House Fire Provokes Investigation into Cladding on NSW Towers

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20 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

Flammable cladding blamed for the rapid spread of the fatal blaze that occurred at Grenfell House in London was pinpointed as contributing to a past fire in a Melbourne high-rise, provoking investigation into cladding on NSW towers. Read more.


Architecture Firm Wins Design Competition for Circular Quay Tower in Sydney

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19 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

An architecture firm has won a competition to design a new office tower as part of an urban precinct that is set to reinvigorate part of Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay area. The scheme is characterized by a multi-level network of pedestrian laneways. Read more.


Park Central’s First Residential Tower Launched in Brisbane

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19 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

The first residential tower within Park Central – a new US$760 million master planned, transit-oriented development in Woolloongabba – will be launched in June 2017. Park Central One will feature 168 apartments across 18 levels. Read more.


Proposal Submitted for 82-Story No. 1 Brisbane Tower

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16 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for a new 82-story residential tower known as No.1 Brisbane. Located on the corner of George and Queen Streets, the tower comprises 534 residential apartments varying in size and layout. Read more.


Timber Hotel Addition Proposed Atop Melbourne Building

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13 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A 220-room hotel is set to open in a purpose-built timber tower above a six-story office in Melbourne's Southbank area. The existing structure will remain fully operational and tenanted during the hotel's construction. Read more.


Apartment Marketing Begins at 555 Collins Street in Melbourne

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12 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A Singapore billionaire has begun marketing apartments in a dilapidated Collins Street building after winning approval for a tower little more than half the size of the original 82-story proposal for the site. Read more.


311 Spencer Street Gains City of Melbourne Support

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09 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

At its recent Future (Planning) Committee, the City of Melbourne resolved to provide conditional support to Cbus Property's development at 311 Spencer Street. The 40-story tower will be the headquarters of the Victorian Police. Read more.


Development Plans Submitted for Queen’s Wharf in Brisbane

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06 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

Additional development plans have been submitted for Queen’s Wharf – a multi-tower casino resort project along Brisbane’s waterfront – following an application for operational and demolition works in December 2016. Read more.


Two-Tower Metro Martin Place Proposal Submitted in Sydney

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05 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

A stage-one development application has been submitted for plans to build two towers above Sydney’s existing Martin Place Railway Station, the proposed Martin Place Metro Station, and a public underpass beneath Martin Place. Read more.


Banc Apartments Riverfront Tower to Start Construction in Brisbane

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31 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer is charging ahead with construction on its US$52 million luxury riverfront building, Banc Apartments, in a show of confidence in the Brisbane apartment market. Work is set to start mid-year, with 65 percent of residences already sold. Read more.


80 Collins Street to See Major Transformation in Melbourne

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31 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A transformation of 80 Collins Street, scheduled for completion in 2020, will comprise a new premium-grade office tower, a significant refurbishment of the existing tower, a boutique hotel, and an array of retail and F&B facilities. Read more.


Renderings Unveiled for Two-Tower Perth+ Complex

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30 May 2017, Perth, Australia

Renderings have been unveiled for the Perth+ complex. The two towers will reach 19 and 54 stories, incorporating 15,000 square meters of office space, 220 luxury apartments, as well as a 220-room hotel. Read more.


Office Tenants Quick to Snatch up Collins Arch Space in Melbourne

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26 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The mixed-used development at Melbourne’s 447 Collins Street, known as Collins Arch, has added commitments from three major legal firms to its office space within 12 months of commencing its leasing campaign. Read more.


Orion Towers Complex Wins Backing by Gold Coast Council

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24 May 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

The Orion Towers complex proposed for Surfers Paradise has been given the green light by the Council Planning Committee. The project will comprise two towers, one rising 76 stories and the other reaching up to 103 stories. Read more.


Kangaroo Point Project Receives Brisbane Council Approval after Height Reduction

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23 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia

After sending developers back to the drawing board, Brisbane City Council has granted approval for development on the Point Residences project in Kangaroo Point, on condition that the plans scale back the development by 30 percent. Read more.


Western Sydney University Unveils its First Vertical Campus

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18 May 2017, Sydney, Australia

Western Sydney University has unveiled its US$163.9 million flagship campus in the Parramatta CBD. Named the Peter Shergold Building, the 14-story campus will boast world-class, technologically advanced teaching and research spaces. Read more.


Medical Office Tower Proposed in Brisbane

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17 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has submitted a proposal for an 18-story specialist medical office tower at 484 Upper Edward Street in the Spring Hill neighborhood of Brisbane. The new facility would provide a range of healthcare options within one location. Read more.


Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Olderfleet at 477 Collins Street in Melbourne

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16 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A developer recently celebrated the start of construction for its latest premium-grade office building in Melbourne with a groundbreaking ceremony on site. The project, called Olderfleet at 477 Collins Street, is on track to complete in 2020. Read more.


Supertall Tower Planned for Imperial Square in Gold Coast

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15 May 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A developer has revealed plans for a massive supertall tower in Southport, which would contain more floors than the Empire State Building and reportedly take the title as Australia’s and the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest building. Read more.


Construction Contractor Declares Melbourne’s EQ Tower Officially Complete

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15 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A construction contractor has just completed work on the 63-story EQ Tower, delivering the brand new residential building to Melbourne’s CBD skyline. The tower comprises a total of 633 apartments in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. Read more.


New Commercial Tower Planned as Part of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Renewal

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11 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane City Council has recommended approval of plans for a new office tower in Fortitude Valley. The 23-story tower will encompass the first phase of a US$368.5 million, multi-stage development. Read more.


Melbourne to House World’s Tallest Student Accommodation Tower

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05 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A developer claims that it is planning the world’s tallest student accommodation tower at 97 Franklin Street. The US$222 million, 60-story tower would be located in the Melbourne CBD and overlook RMIT University. Read more.


Public Transport Emphasized at St. Leonards Square Groundbreaking in Sydney

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02 May 2017, Sydney, Australia

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for St. Leonards Square, which is part of the larger 472-520 Pacific Highway complex. At the ceremony, the developer's CEO stated that the success of the project hangs on the availability of public transport. Read more.


Refurbishment Planned for Australia’s First Skyscraper in Sydney

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26 Apr 2017, Sydney, Australia

A development application has been submitted to refurbish a heritage-listed building in Sydney’s Circular Quay. The AMP Building, which opened in 1962, was Australia's first skyscraper and held the title as its tallest building until 1964. Read more.


Proposed Four-Tower Residential Development Receives Backing from City of Melbourne

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21 Apr 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Toyota has received an endorsement by the City of Melbourne for their proposal to develop 1,000 new apartment units. The proposal includes a four-tower apartment project over its dealership, which is located just outside of the city’s CBD. Read more.


Kodo to Take Shape in Adelaide as Construction Officially Commences

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20 Apr 2017, Adelaide, Australia

Ground officially broke on the AU$100 million (US$75 million), 30-story Kodo apartment development on Angas Street in the Adelaide central business district. Construction is expected to complete by the end of 2018. Read more.


Brisbane’s Aveo Newstead Sets May Sales Launch Date

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19 Apr 2017, Brisbane, Australia

Construction continues on a 19-story vertical retirement community in Newstead, which has been met with increasing demand from retirees looking for lifestyle-led apartment living. Unit sales are set to launch in May. Read more.