Victoria Minister for Planning Matthew Guy
Planning Permit For Major Residential Development In Footscray
Victor P Taffa
Planning Minister Matthew Guy has approved the construction of a multi-storey residential development at 10 Moreland Street within the Joseph Road precinct at Footscray.
The $90 Million development will comprise a 25 storey (80 metres) residential building including 222 apartments with an active ground floor retail element, and underground car parking for 150 vehicles and bicycle facilities.
Mr. Guy said the development’s approval was a sign of the Victorian Coalition Government’s commitment to increasing housing supply to help Melbourne respond to population growth.
“After considering comments from Maribyrnong City Council and the community, I am satisfied the development complements the role and function of the Footscray Activities Area.” Mr. Guy said.
“I believe that this permit may also be a much-needed catalyst to progress development in the Joseph Road precinct and the broader Footscray Activities Area as part of its transitional renewal from a declining industrial precinct to a vibrant mixed use precinct.” Mr. Guy said.
“This proposal is a vote of confidence in the Joseph Road precinct and demonstrates the viability of well-located urban infill projects.”
“A number of conditions must be complied with as part of the development including contributions to community infrastructure. The proponent and council will work together to ensure the conditions are met.” Mr. Guy said.