Back to work on Monday: Melbourne’s CBD revival can begin

Original article by Shannon Deery, John Dagge
Herald Sun – Page: 11 : 15-Jan-21

The Victorian government has advised that 50 per cent of private sector employees will be able to return to working in offices from 18 January, while 25 per cent of public sector workers will be permitted on-site. The government expects to further increase the capacity limits in late February, subject to public health advice. Meanwhile, office staff will no longer be required to wear face masks at work, but employers will have to keep a record of all workers and visitors who attend their premises for more than 15 minutes. Victoria has recorded an eight successive day with no new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases; there are 29 active cases across the state.

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Morgan’s property fight ends in stalemate

Original article by Simon Johanson
The Age – Page: 32 : 11-May-16

The Supreme Court of Victoria has ruled that there are no grounds for either Roy Morgan Research or Impact Investment Group to terminate the former’s lease at 401 Collins Street, Melbourne. Justice Clyde found that neither party had breached the terms of the 10-year lease and are therefore not entitled to damages. The dispute centred on the replacement of the building’s elevators. Roy Morgan Research executive chairman Gary Morgan had withheld rent payments due to the dispute, which culminated in IIG locking the market research firm out of its premises.

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ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED, IMPACT INVESTMENT GROUP PTY LTD, SUPREME COURT OF VICTORIA

Lang Walker launches final leg of Collins Sq

Original article by Nick Lenaghan
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 39 : 14-May-15

Property developer Lang Walker has commenced talks with potential tenants of the fifth and final office tower in his Collins Square development in Melbourne. The $A400m tower will feature 40,000sq m of space, and construction has commenced on the podium and parking levels of the building. Link Group recently agreed to lease 25,000 sq m in Tower 4. The Collins Square project will cost $A2bn in total.

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WALKER CORPORATION LIMITED, LINK GROUP PTY LTD, CIMB TRUSTCAPITAL ADVISORS SINGAPORE PTE LTD, WOODS BAGOT PTY LTD, AUSTRALIAN TAXATION OFFICE

A pain in the glass for Grocon

Original article by Nick Lenaghan
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 34 : 13-Jun-14

Grocon has experienced quality control problems with glass used in the construction of a 12-storey office tower in the Melbourne CBD. The developer has agreed to replace about 50 per cent of the heat-tempered glass due to flaws in its manufacture. The building is being constructed on behalf of the GPT Wholesale Office Fund

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GROCON PTY LTD, GPT WHOLESALE OFFICE FUND NUMBER ONE, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, APN PROPERTY GROUP LIMITED – ASX APD, CHINA SOUTHERN GLASS (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD