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Victorian Apartment Design Standards update

The last few weeks have seen substantial debate about apartment design and size in the mainstream media. The OVGA welcomes debate about our cities and living environments, and encourages the public to be actively involved in such discussion, along with industry bodies, researchers and built environment professionals.

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Good Design + Transport

The OVGA has updated the publication, Good Design + Transport, as a guidance document for the integration of good design into Victorian transport projects. The updated version reflects on experiences since last publication, provides some more recent examples of built work and updated details to meet the Transport Integration Act.

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Open House Melbourne

Jill Garner, Associate Victorian Government Architect, was interviewed for the 2014 Open House Melbourne Program - you can read the interview here.

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OVGA News

A round up of recent public engagements by the Office.

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Victorian Apartment Design Standards

Apartments are set to play a big part in Victoria's housing future.
These need to provide quality homes and make a positive contribution to our cities.
The Victorian Apartment Design Standards will address issues of residential amenity and building performance.

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OVGA News round-up

A selection of recent public engagements by OVGA staff

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New Housing for a Shifting Urban Paradigm

The dream of home ownership is becoming more distant for many Victorians, while new urban housing is expensive to procure and a contentious issue for established communities.

In this paper, Tom Alves and Geoffrey London consider a different approach to the provision of medium density housing that has potential to offer homes that are both more affordable and more sustainable.

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Victorian Design Review Panel wins commendation from Planning Institute of Australia

 

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On Friday 11th October 2013, the Office of the Victorian Government Architect received a Commendation for the Victorian Design Review Panel (VDRP) in the Planning Institute of Australia Planning Excellence 2013 Victoria Awards.

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Government as Smart Client

B&W Hamer Hall redevelopment

The OVGA has developed a set of guidelines 'Government as Smart Client' for building procurement processes, the implications for design quality arising from these processes, and recommended strategies to enable good design.

 

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INFILL HOUSING STUDY

Small-scale medium density housing development has been changing the face of many Melbourne suburbs. This process has been incremental and opportunistic; and frequently it is contested strongly by local residents.

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