Columns
Residents' Association Image

Residents' Association

The parking dilemma?
Read more >>

Business in Southbank Image

Business in Southbank

Apartment living made easy
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Not all liability policies are created equal
Read more >>

Federal Politics Image

Federal Politics

Maintaining commercial ties with China
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Short-stays behind property price pain
Read more >>

Southbanker Image

Southbanker

A jack of all arts
Read more >>

History Image

History

ASBESTOS!!
Read more >>

Skypad Living Image

Skypad Living

Activating vertical villages
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Soups, salads, patience and supplements
Read more >>

Councillor Profile Image

Councillor Profile

The making of a lord mayor
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Rocket to the city
Read more >>

Southbank Fashion Image

Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
Read more >>

Street Smarts Image

Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

Biased on school name
Read more >>

Green light on North Wharf

13 Aug 2013

Green light on North Wharf Image

Planning Minister Matthew Guy last month approved plans for the $90 million North Wharf redevelopment.

Just across the river, opposite the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, North Wharf’s developer Asset 1 has been granted approval to construct a 13-storey office tower, upgrade part of the wharf and refurbish the existing Seafarers Rest park.

The development also includes plans to partially demolish and redevelop the heritage-listed Goods Shed no. 5, introducing retail, cafes, restaurants and an art gallery.

“This unique area of the city is one of the last Yarra River precincts to be redeveloped and presents a great opportunity to revive Melbourne’s western cornerstone,” Mr Guy said.

Asset 1 Chief Operating Officer Gavin Boyd said the start of construction was dependent on the commercial market.

An anchor tenant of between 10,000 and 12,000 sqm in is required to kick-start the development.

Work on Seafarers Rest Park and the Goods Shed will be concurrent with construction of the office tower.

Mr Boyd said it was expected to be at least a year before construction started.

Stay in touch with Southbank. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Southbank Local News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.