Tag Archives: Matthew Guy

The complexity of Fishermans Bend. Interview with Rob McGauran

Fisherman’s Bend has a long history as an industrial, commercial and scientific precinct close to but disconnected from Melbourne’s CBD. Towards the end of the previous State Government’s term, the then Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, rezoned part of the massive … 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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State Government Reveals Final East West Link Design

This week the Napthine Victorian Government signed a secret contract worth $6.8 Billion, with the Lend Lease led consortium to build the eastern stage of the East West Link toll road. In what has now become the standard approach from … Continue reading

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Architecture and Politics

There are some people who say you shouldn’t mix politics and music, or sports and politics. Well… I think that’s kind of bulls*#t Adam Clayton, U2 Politics and culture have an intrinsic relationship upon each other. Whilst there are some … Continue reading

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Fixing the Victorian Planning System in the wake of East West Link.

As previously reported, Planning Minister Matthew Guy has used his extraordinary powers as Planning Minister to approve the East West Link permits. In doing so he has ignored the majority of recommendations put to him by the independent Assessment Committee. … Continue reading

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Planning to Fail: East West Link

Last Monday the largest and most destructive planning permit in Melbourne’s recent history was granted by Planning Minister Matthew Guy. The contentious East West link toll road is now approved to cut a swathe of destruction through Melbourne’s inner north. … Continue reading

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