Marvellous Melbourne aims to encourage people to be informed about issues related to urban development in Melbourne.

Long-term risk for Brookland Greens gas blast danger - CFA

FAMILIES warned to leave their homes or risk explosions from leaking gas, fear their children may have been injured by toxic fumes.

Leaking gas puts estate in explosive situation

HUNDREDS of residents in a Cranbourne housing estate were last night facing an agonising choice between leaving their homes or staying as flammable gas leaks from a nearby tip.

Channel Deepening Committee reports

The Inquiry into the economics of the Port Phillip Bay Channel Deepening project was released in the State Parliament today.

Growing concern: population boom expected

ABOUT two years after eash census is completed, the Australian Bureau of Statistics produces a set of population projections for all states, territories and capital cities.

John Thwaites backs population growth in Victoria

POPULATION growth is making Melbourne more liveable despite the challenges of congestion, says the architect of the city's urban development plan.

Future shock of mega Melbourne

JUST over four years ago the ABS produced a set of population projections for Australian cities based on the results of the 2001 census.




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St Kilda triangle showdown heads to court

OPPONENTS of the $300 million St Kilda triangle site redevelopment have launched legal action against Port Phillip Council in a bid to have the plan scuppered.

RACV calls for $3.2b road spending in Melbourne's outer suburbs

MELBOURNE needs $3.2 billion spent on new roads to ease the squeeze on the outer suburbs, the state's peak motoring body says.

Wetlands coal port block

September 6, 2008 CHRIS HAMMER

A PROPOSAL to build a multimillion-dollar coal port at Queensland's Shoalwater Bay has been blocked by Environment Minister Peter Garrett, drawing praise from the Australian Greens and the promise of immediate court action from the company behind the project.

City of 8 million 'unliveable'

MELBOURNE'S population could explode to almost 8 million by 2056, placing massive strain on the city's public transport, water supplies and rapidly expanding urban boundary.

Bayside concerned with Minister Madden’s directions on height control

BAYSIDE City Council is urging the State Government’s Planning Minister Justin Madden to reconsider conditions he has imposed on Amendment C58 to the Bayside Planning Scheme.

Express bus trial for peninsula

Kew court out on funds

KEW Courthouse campaigners have vowed to fight on despite a funding set-back.

High St retailers set to hightail it

HIGH St Armadale stands to lose its place as a top fashion destination if the Victorian Government extends clearway times on the strip, retailers say.




'Gateways' to solving city's gridlock


The Government needs to try new tactics to ease the pressure on Melbourne, writes David

City car levy is just another taxing burden

A congestion tax for Melbourne is great in theory only, writes Chris Berg.

Deaf ears, just the ticket for parking protester



A registered vehicle owner has been hit with at least three parking fines for leaving a protest van outside the Chapel Street office of State Treasurer John Lenders and Prahran MP Tony Lupton for most of the week.

Toxic sites come at a high price


Unwary property buyers are getting more than they bargained for.

Planners urged to cut urban sprawl

BAN the outer suburban housing estates to cut urban sprawl and be more like London and Rome.

Commuters' fit of peak as Melbourne trains fill up

FEELING a bit squashed? It's probably because an extra 100,000 Melburnians a day have squeezed on to our public transport system in the past year.

Estate ban would be end of fair go

BANNING new outer suburban estates as architects suggested would be the end of the fair go for many Australian families, according to some happy little 'burb-anites.

Water plant to guzzle energy

AUSTRALIA could be using 400 per cent more energy to supply its drinking water by 2030 if the policy trend towards seawater desalination were to continue.

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