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07 Nov 2018

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Misleading imagery

Southbank Local News reported on the future developments on Sturt St (issue 79, page 7), which featured three approved developments.

The artist’s impressions of at least two of the new developments are somewhat misleading, in my opinion.

The big black monstrosity at 153 Sturt St couldn’t possibly be located where the artist has located it.

As the picture stands, it is more likely going to be the location of the building above it – as seen on page 7. If the pictures are correct, the black building at 153 Sturt St would be located in front of the smaller white building (Cityview) not behind it. 135 will then pretty much sit directly in front of that.  

The 175 Sturt St development is sitting on a site that is not really big enough to house the grandiose structure presented – let alone the supposed car park that sits in front of it.

Not once have I seen any projected impressions of Sturt St with all the proposed developments featured.

Along with the huge development on the current carpark next to the VCA building, the face of Sturt St is about to significantly change and not for the better.

Along with the City of Melbourne and VicRoads’ decision to restrict traffic turning right from Sturt into Kings Way and Kings Way into Sturt, the tram super-stops on St Kilda Rd and the park development on Southbank Blvd, getting in and out of this little pocket of Southbank, although already frustrating, is about to become a nightmare. 

Steven Lascelles

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