• Hartley Street planning approval

    Hartley Street planning approval

    31 May 2023

    MGS is pleased to announce the granting of a permit for Hartley Street, a future building of significance for Melbourne’s Fisherman’s Bend. This new high-rise apartment building, situated on a former industrial site in Melbourne’s new Lorimer Precinct, near the CBD, will be distinguished by a new urban parkland setting.

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  • Fitzroy Gasworks Development Plan approved

    Fitzroy Gasworks Development Plan approved

    17 October 2022

    The Development Plan for the former Fitzroy Gasworks site has been formerly approved by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

    Fitzroy Gasworks will be transformed into a thriving new precinct, with a range of affordable and sustainable homes, leading sports and education facilities, and public spaces for everyone to enjoy.

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  • Rosanna Station (The Age)

    Rosanna Station (The Age)

    22 September 2022

    Rosanna Station has been voted in the top 5 of Melbourne's 222 Metro stations, as part of the two-month online "train station elimination game", according to The Age.

    The online game grabbed the attention of thousands of Melburnians – including some of Metro and the Department of Transport’s own staff.

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  • 2022 Open House Melbourne

    2022 Open House Melbourne

    22 July 2022

    Making homes for people who have experienced homelessness requires more than a roof and four walls. 

    Join MGS Architects as they present Ozanam House and the ‘Common Ground Manual’ produced by Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) in discussion with Vincent Care and AHURI.  

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  • Architect Victoria

    Architect Victoria

    09 May 2022

    The recent edition of Architect Victoria features several MGS contributors, each exploring unique aspects of social and affordable housing.

    Click the link below to read the full articles from Eli Giannini, Catherine Ranger, Rob McGauran and Katherine Sundermann.

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  • Revitalising Central Dandenong

    Revitalising Central Dandenong

    20 April 2022

    This $290 million commitment from the Victorian Government is designed to re-establish Dandenong’s city centre as the vibrant and thriving economic capital of Melbourne’s south-east.

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  • Xavier Master Plan

    Xavier Master Plan

    07 February 2022

    Following our recent completion of Xavier college's strategic Master Plan, MGS was engaged through a competitive process to design and deliver the College's new Year 7 and 8 building. This significant new building is the foundation project for the Kew campus transformation. 

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  • Common Ground Housing Model Practice Manual (AHURI)

    Common Ground Housing Model Practice Manual (AHURI)

    01 February 2022

    The Common Ground Housing Model Best Practice Manual, which has been approved by the Minister for Suburban Development is designed to guide designers as to the appropriate housing for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.


  • Ozanam House (AIA)

    Ozanam House (AIA)

    20 January 2022

    MGS Principal Eli Giannini interviews Joshua Darvill about Ozanam House in the latest edition of 'Architect', talking recovery models, lessons from lockdown and changing services.

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  • Werribee Precinct: A vibrant satellite city for Melbourne

    Werribee Precinct: A vibrant satellite city for Melbourne

    06 August 2021

    This report, recently completed for WoMEDA (West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance) envisions Wyndham to grow into one of Melbourne’s future significant urban centres. The essential first step is to recognise Wyndham as a major satellite city within Melbourne, and as one of the key focal points as Melbourne evolves into a polycentric city.


  • Rushall Park (Commercial Real Estate)

    Rushall Park (Commercial Real Estate)

    19 May 2021

    New apartment buildings at historic Rushall Park shortlisted for Victorian Architecture award. 

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  • Leveraging lazy land (PIA)

    Leveraging lazy land (PIA)

    01 May 2021

    How can the development industry get on board with new markets and models to create high quality affordable housing. MGS' Director Rob McGauran outlines the investment we need to thePlanning Institute of Australia.

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  • Caulfield Racecourse Reserve (The Age)

    Caulfield Racecourse Reserve (The Age)

    21 April 2021

    Caulfield Racecourse unveils $570m sports, entertainment precinct plan.

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  • University of Canberra

    University of Canberra

    09 March 2021

    The University of Canberra Master Plan is a flexible built environment strategy that will provide guidance to decision-makers on the development of the campus over the next 20 years.

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  • Fight for Affordable Housing

    Fight for Affordable Housing

    15 November 2019

    Are we being priced out of our own housing market? Is renting-for-life really so bad? A growing frontline of architects and developers are addressing the challenge with progressive housing models that offer new avenues for entering the housing market.

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