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Old November 4th, 2019, 10:48 AM   #7521
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https://concreteplayground.com/melbo...lume-melbourne



Set to open in autumn 2020, The Lume will take the form of a $15-million 2000-square-metre gallery, decked out with 150 state-of-the-art projectors. Projections of some of the world's most celebrated works will be splashed across various surfaces, backed by powerful musical soundtracks and complemented by aromas.
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Old November 5th, 2019, 01:50 AM   #7522
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Apologies for this question. But what is that building u/c that will blot out the view of the Rialto building when one watches Channel 9 news?
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Old November 5th, 2019, 02:24 AM   #7523
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It's 143m Melbourne Quarter East Tower(On the right) The west tower hasn't been marketed yet.

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Old November 6th, 2019, 01:12 AM   #7524
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Thankyou Dean. Very impressive.
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Old November 6th, 2019, 02:20 AM   #7525
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If only: I'd enjoy looking out at cruise ships from my balcony. From a quick check the water depth as was when Victoria Dock was Melbourne's port (9.5m) so would take most of today's < 100,000 ton ships. It's the Bolte Bridge that makes this impossible, 25m clearance v. 58m under the West Gate (Sydney Harbour Bridge is 49m so only some ships go under).

But [conspiracy theory alert], perhaps they're about to turn Victoria Harbour into a cruise terminal, with the closing of Central Pier being step 1
Yes the Bolte would still be the barrier to most modern cruise ships. I have noticed at peak times like the Melbourne Cup or Grand Prix a Cruise ship is often docked just beyond the Bolte with its funnel and masts above road deck level...
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Old November 13th, 2019, 10:44 PM   #7526
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https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/its-o...novative-city/

It’s Official – Melbourne Is Australia’s Most Innovative City
12 November 2019

Melbourne was today named as Australia’s most innovative city, leapfrogging Sydney to claim 11th place overall in the annual 2thinknow Innovation Cities Global Index.

Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula welcomed the release of the index, now in its 12th year, which ranked 500 cities across the world.

Melbourne jumped from 16th place in 2018 to its new position just outside the world’s top 10, strengthening Victoria’s reputation as a leading tech hub in the Asia-Pacific. Melbourne’s rise has been even more dramatic over the life of the Andrews Labor Government *– in 2015 the city was ranked 33rd in the world for innovation.

Melbourne’s growing reputation is built on a blooming start-up ecosystem, vibrant creative industries and world-leading enterprise in fields ranging from medtech and pharma to advanced manufacturing, foods, fibre and sport.

The Labor Government’s startup agency LaunchVic has played an important role in Melbourne’s tech boom, supporting and funding early-stage startups and scaleups which have contributed to significant expansion in the innovation ecosystem.

LaunchVic has backed 386 companies and more than 4,800 entrepreneurs by providing mentorships, accelerator programs, bootcamps and other support for early-stage businesses to reach their full potential.

Melbourne’s booming innovation ecosystem features numerous $1 billion-plus valuation companies including Culture Amp, REA Group, MYOB, CarSales.com.au, Aconex, Envato, PolyNovo, Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals, Airwallex and Latitude Financial.

Melbourne is also home to long-established global innovators such as biotech giant CSL, which this year announced it would move its Royal Park headquarters to a purpose-built facility in the heart of the nation’s premier biomedical precinct at Parkville.

The 2thinknow Innovation Cities Global Index is the world’s longest-running and most comprehensive report of its kind – 2thinknow was established in Melbourne in 2006 and the company’s headquarters is located in the city.

The Innovation Cities Global Index top 10 for 2019 is: 1 New York, 2 Tokyo, 3 London, 4 Los Angeles, 5 Singapore, 6 Paris, 7 Chicago, 8 Boston, 9 San Francisco/San Jose (Silicon Valley) and 10 Toronto.

Sydney dropped from 10th to 15th in the index, which rates cities on 162 indicators including start-up economy, mobility, sustainability, neighbourhoods and technology. Brisbane entered the top 50 for the first time, at 48.
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Old November 14th, 2019, 01:00 AM   #7527
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Melbourne is Australia's most innovative city huh.. given the poor state of investment into sicence and tech in this country that's about as good an accolade as best ski resort in Saudi Arabia.
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Old November 14th, 2019, 01:10 AM   #7528
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That’s why there is so much office space being built and in the pipeline.
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Old November 14th, 2019, 02:45 AM   #7529
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Melbourne is Australia's most innovative city huh.. given the poor state of investment into sicence and tech in this country that's about as good an accolade as best ski resort in Saudi Arabia.
Yes, I must agree with you. We still haven't got tech innovation lined up right here. There is a long way to go that's for sure. One of the issues here is that people are more risk averse than in say, the US, because of our bankruptcy laws that leave a stain on people's reputations when they have failed, even though all they did was have a red hot go. Another is our tax system. Another is the tall poppy syndrome that still exists here. So the things holding us back reach across the legal system, the financial system and society attitudes.
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Old November 14th, 2019, 03:02 AM   #7530
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I had a couple of weeks in Israel a while ago, and that apparently is a complete contrast, with a booming hi-tech sector. Punching way above its weight, considering the population is less than 9 million. What are they doing right? I presume a more encouraging tax system is one. There's a lot of incentive to be innovative when you can't just dig up the ground and shovel it onto a ship.
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Old November 14th, 2019, 05:43 AM   #7531
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Is that the same western hemisphere biased report we were laughing at a few weeks ago? It has Asia's two free trade heavyweights in Tokyo and Singapore, but none from China.
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Old November 14th, 2019, 06:03 AM   #7532
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Maybe Chinese cities don’t qualify because they only ever seem to gain notoriety from the fact they steal Western Hemisphere secrets!

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Is that the same western hemisphere biased report we were laughing at a few weeks ago? It has Asia's two free trade heavyweights in Tokyo and Singapore, but none from China.
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Old November 14th, 2019, 06:08 AM   #7533
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Something "just" off topic, but still fascinating to see. MGS - Melbourne Grammar School's new Geoff Handbury Science and Technology Hub really is quite something for a school. "Without doubt, the Geoff Handbury Science and Technology Hub is an impressive new addition to Melbourne Grammar School’s senior campus. Working within the constraints imposed by the site, DCM has designed a building of exemplary quality and design aesthetic. It is a building that offers a strong and highly respectable urban presence and glimpses of the future of educational design. While the organization of teaching settings on the upper floors leans more toward past practices, it is the spaces for design and materials technologies activities that reveal insights into the future of science and technology education."



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Old November 14th, 2019, 07:28 AM   #7534
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Anyone got intel about the timeline for NGV Contemporary? It’s coming up on 18 months since the announcement with not a whisper on the architecture competition or even the fundraising campaign. It would be nice to at least get an idea of the real scale of the project, and the budget.
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Old November 14th, 2019, 12:41 PM   #7535
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NH Architecture + Snøhetta's State Theatre upgrade and Hassell's public spine are the main priorities at the moment.

There's a massive pipeline of state-backed projects in the works.
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Old November 14th, 2019, 02:22 PM   #7536
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NH Architecture + Snøhetta's State Theatre upgrade and Hassell's public spine are the main priorities at the moment.

There's a massive pipeline of state-backed projects in the works.


How politically sensitive are these? Would they be jeopardised by a future change of state government?
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Old November 14th, 2019, 02:25 PM   #7537
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I'd be surprised if they weren't all committed to with a degree of certainty prior to the next state election.
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Old November 16th, 2019, 12:05 AM   #7538
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Discussion &gt; General Melbourne related banter

International students in Victoria (Melbourne mainly) are a very high proportion based on total population. A significant driver of the social and economic makeup of the city and state.


https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliam...erseasStudents

For Higher Education Vic attracted 35.3% of the Aussie total.

For international students as a whole Vic was slightly lower at 32.1%.


https://internationaleducation.gov.a...0in%202018.pdf
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Old November 16th, 2019, 12:17 AM   #7539
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Once again VIC has the lowest unemployment rate amongst the states (tied with NSW) at 4.8.


https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-...56?pfmredir=sm
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Old November 18th, 2019, 12:13 AM   #7540
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Sunday 24th still a red hot go for the SSC meet and greet/walkabout?
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