Tag: Infrastructure

Central Melbourne.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 15 Aug 2019

Infrastructure Australia warns ‘more must be done’ to maintain quality of life

Infrastructure Australia has warned that despite rising rates of investment in infrastructure, “more must be done if we are to maintain, let alone enhance, our quality of life and economic efficiency.”

Linear park at Murrumbeena.
News | Patrick Hunn | 20 Nov 2017

Final designs released for Melbourne ‘sky rail’ park

Designs for a linear park and a 17-kilometre walking and cycling path occupying the space underneath a new elevated rail line in Melbourne’s south east have been released.

The 2.4km-long veloway will provide a route for cyclists traveling to the CBD from Melbourne’s west.
News | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 7 Jul 2017

Pollution concerns over planned veloway

A planned “veloway” along Footscray Road in Melbourne could expose cyclists to high levels of air pollution.

The Malvolio Road reserve site in Coolbellup, WA in December 2016 (left), and again in March 2017 (right) after it was cleared to make way for the Perth Freight Link.
Practice | Andrea Gaynor | 11 Apr 2017

Roe 8: From freight link to green link

With the Perth Freight Link now cancelled, the community that grew around resistance to this project looks forward to beginning the work of replanting and restoring.

The veloway will cross over Footscray Road in Docklands, easing congestion on one of Melbourne's busiest cycling intersections.
News | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 5 Apr 2017

Bicycle “super highway” planned for Melbourne’s west

A new 14km cycleway will allow bicycle commuters from Melbourne’s western suburbs to travel express to the CBD.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge has just celebrated its 85th birthday.
Practice | Adrian Dwyer | 20 Mar 2017

Fairness and efficiency in infrastructure funding

Adrian Dwyer, executive director of policy and research at Infrastructure Australia, discusses value capture and how it can help to stretch public funding further to deliver more of the infrastructure Australia needs.

Underpass Park in Toronto by Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg with The Planning Partnership and Paul Raff Studio. Melbourne group Left Under believes this project serves as an examples of how the spaces "left under" Melbourne's sky rail could be used.
News | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 10 Oct 2016

Independent group rallies community to design spaces ‘left under’ proposed Melbourne sky rail

An independent group seeks to identify proposals for the 225,000 square metres of open space that elevated rail will deliver.

William Street, Sydney after the Cross City Tunnel project.
Practice | Gareth Collins | 30 Sep 2016

Making the most of major infrastructure

Working with local and state governments and the private sector to achieve the best project outcomes for the built environment.

A linear park designed by Aspect Studios would be created underneath an elevated section of the proposed “sky rail.”
Practice | Craig Guthrie | 15 Sep 2016

Levelling on the landscape value of rail corridors

A current program of the Victorian Government to remove fifty level crossings in Melbourne has generated much community debate. Craig Guthrie looks at the urban design and public realm potentials of the project.

A durable palette of precast concrete, Corten steel, washed aggregate paving and porphyry setts was used in the hardscaping of the project.
Review | Roger Pegrum | 25 Aug 2016

Come to pass: Bowen Place Crossing

A “refreshingly minimalist” design by Lahz Nimmo Architects with Spackman Mossop Michaels offers safe passage for pedestrians and cyclists under Canberra’s Kings Avenue Bridge.

Proposal to elevate sections of the Dandenong-Cranbourne line in Melbourne designed by Cox Architecture and Aspect Studios.
Practice | Ian Woodcock | 4 May 2016

Rail lines over roads can help with more than just traffic jams

Plans for an elevated rail line in Melbourne have proved controversial, but many of the advantages of rail-over-road are being ignored.

Twin valve houses complement the massive structure of the dam wall.
Practice | Lee Andrews | 2 May 2016

Creation of a Monumental Landscape

Melbourne’s Maroondah Reservoir was the first reservoir project in Victoria to incorporate public parkland into its design.