Category Archives: Government Policy

Ambitious cities through ambitious tax reform.

In the lead up to the Federal budget in May and an election sometime later in the year, the Turnbull Government are continuing to consider their options on how to proceed with tax reform. At the same time we are … Continue reading

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Ted Baillieu, The Architect Premier – Part 3

From November 2010 through to March 2013, Victoria had Ted Baillieu, an architect, as Premier. This post is part three of a four part interview with Mr Baillieu discussing a broad range of built environment issues. To read from the beginning … Continue reading

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Ted Baillieu, The Architect Premier – Part 2

From November 2010 through to March 2013, Victoria had Ted Baillieu, an architect, as Premier. This post is part two of a four part interview with Mr Baillieu discussing a broad range of built environment issues. If you missed part … Continue reading

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Ted Baillieu, The Architect Premier – Part 1

From November 2010 through to March 2013, Victoria had an architect as Premier. Ted Baillieu was responsible for bringing White Night to Melbourne as well as instigating the Flinders Street Station design competition in 2012.  From his experience in politics and … Continue reading

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Red + Black interview with Richard Wynne, Victoria’s Minister for Planning – Part 2

It is almost a year since the Andrews Labor Government swept to power in Victoria. In the months since, Richard Wynne has been busy pushing through significant reforms as Victoria’s Minister for Planning, such as refreshing Plan Melbourne, restricting building plot ratios … Continue reading

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Red + Black interview with Richard Wynne, Victoria’s Minister for Planning – Part 1

It is almost 1 year since the Andrews Labor Government swept to power in Victoria. As noted at the time, the 2014 election was dominated by built environment issues. The then Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, had recently rezoned Fishermans Bend … Continue reading

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Red+Black Interview with Victoria’s Government Architect, Jill Garner

After an extended period of uncertainty left by the previous Victorian State Government, the Premier, Daniel Andrews, has confirmed the appointment of Victoria’s next Government Architect. Architect Jill Garner was chosen personally by the premier out of what would no … Continue reading

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Victoria’s Push for Better Apartments (Part 2)

Victoria is currently undergoing a substantial consultation process targeted at improving the design quality of apartments being built across the state. Part 1 of this post discussed the main aspects of the Better Apartments discussion paper released by the state government. … Continue reading

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The Red + Black Architect – Post 100

Just under three years ago this blog began with its first post.  As stated then, the aim of the publication would be to make architectural discussion more accessible to the general public whilst also providing an insight into the design … Continue reading

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Apartment Design Standards Q+A

In response to the first research findings from the Rate My Building project, journalist Nathan Johnson from Architecture & Design, sent through some questions relating to minimum apartment design standards which have been much talked about since they were leaked … Continue reading

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