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An artist impression of Lendlease’s new Averley Estate near Pakenham.

The Melbourne regions set to grow up to 141 per cent as population booms

Three fast-growing areas of outer Melbourne will have to take in more than 840,000 new residents while middle-ring suburb populations stall, new projections show.

  • by Adam Carey



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State shelves dream to fix eyesore dubbed the ‘black hole of Melbourne’

The government has quietly abandoned the idea of decking the Jolimont rail yards next to Federation Square, after successive state leaders have struggled with costly plans for a century.

  • by Jewel Topsfield and Royce Millar
Federation Square has been the site of many public gatherings since it opened 21 years ago.

Loved, hated, soon to be updated: The next chapter for Federation Square

Jeff Kennett was no fan of Fed Square, but like many Melburnians, has grown to love it. But challenges with Melbourne’s civic space remain.

  • by Jewel Topsfield and Royce Millar

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