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Coventry contention

09 Mar 2017

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By Sean Car

The City of Melbourne has already received 19 objections to a proposal for a 20-storey residential tower at 83-89 Coventry St.

While council’s planning officers are still assessing the application, it comes as yet another contentious tall proposal in Southbank’s low-rise precinct.

However, being located on the southern side of Coventry St where there is a discretionary 40-metre height control, it is likely that the 59-metre proposal will get the nod.

It is also located close to the 50-metre tall Sunday Apartments at 63 Coventry St and backs on to the 73-metre Kings Domain at 68-70 Dorcas St, which is currently under construction.

Developer R&Y Pty Ltd has included 143 new one, two and three bedroom apartments in its proposal, as well as 71 car parking spaces within a two level basement accessible from Wells Place. The ground floor will also feature 244 sqm of new retail space.

It is not yet known when the application will go before councillors at a Future Melbourne Committee (FMC) meeting.

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