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Melbourne’s one-of-a-kind planning and property practice

May 22nd, 2024 - Jack Hayes

When the founder of CBD-based Planning & Property Partners (PPP) Mark Naughton decided to leave the familiarity and safety of a multinational law firm to start his own practice, he was presented with a litany of questions; many of which he answered: why not?

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New sign honours one of the greatest bookshops in Melbourne

May 22nd, 2024 - Brendan Rees

One of the world’s largest bookstores that once called a CBD laneway home during the gold rush era, and visited by literary legend Mark Twain, has been honoured.

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How to choose the best strata manager for your building

May 22nd, 2024 - Melcorp Strata

If you’re unhappy with your current owners’ corporation (OC) manager or simply wish to explore alternative options, understanding what to consider is crucial before making a decision.

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Could the Metro Tunnel help Melbourne rediscover its mojo?

April 24th, 2024 - Sean Car

Since Melbourne earned the unwanted moniker of the world’s most locked-down city during the COVID pandemic, the mission to “bring the buzz back” to the CBD continues. But could the new Metro Tunnel be opening at the perfect time?

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Council endorses office tower at Flinders Lane despite querying car park demolition

April 24th, 2024 - Sean Car

The City of Melbourne has given its approval of a 28-storey high-rise at the western end of Flinders Lane, but not without interrogating the developer’s decision to demolish an existing multi-level carpark at the site.

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New trader shed takes shape at Queen Vic Market

April 24th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Work is under way to construct a new trader shed at the Queen Victoria Market, which will replace the current meat and seafood delivery dock built in the 1980s.

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Queen Victoria Market revamp gets green light

April 9th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

The state government has approved a $1.7 billion plan that will revamp the Queen Victoria Market (QVM) with three new high-rise towers and a public square.

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Superannuation on paid parental leave – a win for all

April 4th, 2024 - Michael Sauer

From July 1, 2025, superannuation will now be paid on top of government-funded paid parental leave.

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Is your strata manager toxic?

March 20th, 2024 - Melcorp Strata

Every owners’ corporation (OC) should have a strata manager whose skills complement and align with the unique requirements of their building.

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“People’s panel” proposes higher tax on vacant properties

March 18th, 2024 - David Schout

A randomly selected group of everyday Melburnians has come together to recommend ways the City of Melbourne can address the “severe shortage” of affordable housing.

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Residents assess their year

Residents assess their year

September 23rd, 2020 - Meg Hill
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