Minister Amends Building Plans To Reduce Overshadowing Of Yarra River

Minister Amends Building Plans To Reduce Overshadowing Of Yarra River

Victoria Minister for Planning Richard Wynne

Agreement Reached For Landmark Collins Street Site

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has agreed to a major new development at 447 Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD.

After negotiations, Mr. Wynne has told the developer he will accept a project 21.6 Metres shorter in height than first proposed to reduce overshadowing over the Yarra River.

“This project takes in an entire city block and we have taken the time to make sure we provide for a future landmark on Collins Street.” Minister for Planning Richard Wynne said.

 

“I have approved $5.7 Billion worth of inner city developments and will continue to push for quality design which adds to the liveability of our city.”

The developer will now submit amended plans before a planning permit is granted.

The proposal, which takes in an entire city block, includes office space, apartments and a hotel.

The developer also wants to transform part of Market Street into parkland, creating new public space in the heart of the CBD.

The Andrews Government’s planning policy supports inner-city development which contributes to the city, while protecting the amenity of the Yarra River.

“I judge every project on merit and make sure what is built does not negatively impact the surrounds, I want to encourage new towers without sacrificing amenity.” Mr. Wynne said.

Melbourne is attracting widespread investment and the State Government is working to make sure the city maintains its liveability through smart planning.