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Shrine to be protected from development shadows

13 May 2014

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The Shrine of Remembrance was the centre of attention last month on ANZAC Day and Planning Minister Matthew Guy announced new planning controls to ensure it would continue to be protected long into the future.

The controls were developed in consultation with the City of Melbourne and surrounding councils and mean the iconic landmark cannot be overshadowed by any future development.

They have been in place as interim planning controls but will now be made permanent and mandatory.

The controls focus to the west and southwest of the Shrine, encompassing Southbank.

Mr Guy said the Shrine was a special place for all Australians.

“The Shrine itself has a special location in Melbourne and it is vital to preserve the spectacular and uninterrupted views you get as you look up from Swanston St or walk through the forecourt,” Mr Guy explained.

“These new controls recognise and respect the significance of one of Australia’s most recognisable and most loved structures and will protect its integrity from the possible impact of external development,” he added.

“By mandating limits on the height and location of nearby buildings, we are ensuring that the view and backdrop of the Shrine is preserved forever.”

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