High-rise rush threatening city's liveability

September 27, 2013

New apartments being built in Melbourne's Dockland precinct. Photo by Jesse Marlow. Monday 18th March 2013. Researchers have forecast an inner-city housing glut. Photo: Jesse Marlow A high-rise housing ''gold rush'' is eroding Melbourne's edge as a liveable city, with an extra 39,000 apartments planned for the next three years, a new report warns. Monash University researchers have forecast an inner-city housing glut on the horizon as the state government pushes ahead with urban renewal projects such as Fishermans Bend, where 5000 new apartments will be built in a decade.

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