Victoria Minister for Planning Richard Wynne
Park Space And 3,000 Jobs At Collins Wharf Development
Victor P Taffa
A new Docklands development will create new parks and promenades for the public and thousands of jobs for Victorians.
Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has approved a new Lendlease development at Collins Wharf, complete with five new public parks and set to create more than 3,000 direct and indirect jobs over the next 8 years.
“This exciting new development will create thousands of jobs and transform the Victoria Harbour precinct of the Docklands into a vibrant residential community with park space to enjoy the great outdoors.” Minister for Planning Richard Wynne said.
“Parklands and open space is the key to happy and healthy communities. We’ve worked with the developer to ensure public space sits at the heart of this development.”
Collins Wharf Development will include 5 towers each capped at an 85-metre height limit paving the way for 1,500 new apartments. On completion, Collins Wharf will accommodate 3,500 workers and residents.
Every home will feature water views, and residences will include a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments, while prestigious four-level town homes will line Collins Street.
$1.2 Billion project will boast an Eco Park, complete with an innovative floating wetland, and a Yarra Walk offering new waterfront access along the river. In total, more than 1 km of new public waterfront promenades are planned.
“This is a carefully considered planning decision, ensuring we continue to create living options and affordable housing opportunities but not at the expense of the city’s great appeal.” Mr. Wynne said.
Last year, the State Government unveiled its Better Apartments Design Standards, which ensures new apartment will be built with light, storage, ventilation and enough room to fit beds and fridges.
“It’s our way of enhancing surrounding neighbourhoods.” Mr. Wynne said.
All new apartments at Collins Wharf will be subject to minimum amenity standards.