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March 30, 2018

The provision of affordable housing in urban renewal precincts has been a feature of development overseas for many years, but Melbourne is only starting to get serious about integrating it into regeneration sites. The draft Fishermans Bend Framework and planning contro...

May 4, 2017

This afternoon’s release of the 2017/18 Budget saw as always some winners and some losers. Echelon Planning has identified four key announcements that could assist greenfield developments in Melbourne’s growth areas in relation to the Streamlining for Growth program, a...

September 14, 2016

REUTERS/Mike Blake

The University of California, Berkeley recently surveyed members of the car2go car sharing service to assess whether it has changed their driving habits and car ownership rates. They found that each shared car2go vehicle removed as many as 11 private...

August 22, 2016

… you make it 20 times smaller! While they aren't for everyone, “tiny homes” could assist some people to access affordable housing. One of Australia’s first micro housing developments has been approved on the Central Coast, with dwellings that each have a floor space o...

April 5, 2016

How often have we heard government decree that we need to build affordable housing close to jobs, transport and services? Yet in Melbourne these very locations continue to be amongst the least affordable locations to rent or buy a place to live.

Developers argue (not un...

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