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Red+Black Interview with Michel Masson, CEO of Infrastructure Victoria, Part 1

Ever since the East West Link fiasco there has been substantial talk about removing the politics from Victoria’s infrastructure planning. The perception has been that politicians choose infrastructure projects that best suit their political agenda, rather than the projects that … 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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2015 Retrospective

2015 has been another huge year for architecture in Victoria. With Christmas fast approaching, it is time to look back at the highlights from the blog over the year that has been. The year began with an exclusive report on the … 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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The East West Link Chronicles

The East West Link is an issue that has divided Melbournians like no other. Touching on the tension between inner-city and outer suburban needs, this contentious project saw massive protests, huge public engagement and ultimately contributed to the downfall of … Continue reading

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The Andrews Government, 100 Day Report Card

In August 2014 during what turned out to be the last few months of the Napthine Liberal Government it had become very apparent that Victorian State politics had gone from being design smart to design stupid in a matter of a few of … Continue reading

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East West Link Secret Documents Revealed

Red + Black Exclusive: The East West Link Development Plans and parts of the Property Impact Report, for the Western interchange, which were held as secret documents under the former Napthine Victorian State Government, have finally been released under a … Continue reading

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2014 Retrospective

2014 has been a watershed year for many reasons. Across the year on The Red and Black Architect, there have been 33 posts covering a broad range of issues and events and of course buildings. There have been well over … Continue reading

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Victorian Election Special: The fight for a better quality future

Next Saturday, the 29th of November, Victoria will go to the polls to elect our next State Parliament. This election has massive implications for the state with education, health and employment all significant election issues. What is different from previous … Continue reading

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East West Link and the Secret Development Plans

In a 8-page, plastic-wrapped newsletter released late last week, the Linking Melbourne Authority announced amongst spin and puff that the development plans required as the final step of the planning permit had been endorsed by the Planning Minister. On any … Continue reading

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