Chance to see future Melbourne buildings online in 3D

July 10, 2017 by  

An online 3D visual representation of Melbourne buildings under application, under construction, approved or existing has been unveiled by Lord Mayor Robert Doyle.

Explained a concept that provides a candid look at the amount of building activity occurring in the city’s CBD, the Mayor said:

“It’s like Google Earth, except some of the buildings don’t exist yet.

“This is the first time an Australian Council has undertaken this kind of modelling and made it public.”

The model is based on information accessed from the City of Melbourne’s Development Activity Monitor, which has reported that office construction has experienced a large upswing.

According to the Lord Mayor, 90,000sqm of floor commercial space was completed between January 1 and May 1 this year. In 2016, there was just 6000sqm for the year.

The future, he said, also looks bright with floor office space of 254,000sqm under construction, town planning approval given for a further 704,000sqm, and applications lodged for another 209,000sqm.

The Lord Mayor said it is important to keep a close eye on the amount of commercial growth, as the city is a place for business and needs to continue to cater for new enterprises.

Postcards and other promotional materials offer a way to illustrate what is currently available in the city, and the new 3D model complements them by providing an insight to future developments.