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Tall orders

08 Dec 2016

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Planning officers at the City of Melbourne are currently assessing two new planning applications for Southbank’s low rise neighbourhood in Coventry St and Sturt St.

Developer Ramjan Nominees Pty Ltd has submitted an application to council for 175-187 Sturt St for a $35 million, 13-storey proposal comprising 159 apartments.

Measuring 39.99 metres, the proposal falls within the area’s 40-metre discretionary height control, which is a “good start” according to Southbank Residents’ Association president Tony Penna.

“The devil is in the detail though. What will it offer the public realm, street activation, internal amenity, etc?” he said.

Developer R&Y Pty Ltd has also submitted an application to council for a $38 million, 20-storey residential tower comprising 143 apartments.

Controversial local architect Hayball has designed both proposals. The architect-turned-developer is currently in a battle with the local community to win approval from Minister for Planning Richard Wynne for a 20-storey application at 135 Sturt St.

What do you think about more tall development for Southbank’s low-rise neighbourhood? Send your thoughts to news@southbanklocalnews.com.au

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