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CBD | Munro Site Tower | 93-151 Therry Street | 125m | Mixed Use

melbourne's picture
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Looks good

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#2

^^ Excellent! yessmiley

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Adam Ford's picture
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Not depicted: rubble from all the heritage buildings that are being unnecessarily demolished ...

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Mark Baljak's picture
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Got a source for the image/any extra info?

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Michael Berquez's picture
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Looks really good

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johnproctor's picture
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planning application has been submitted - not sure of the process given the approved PSA for the site but expect it will be approved pretty quickly with State and CoM involved in the redevelopment.

demolition to commence by mid-year.

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Garmatt's picture
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Excellent. And a vast improvement on what is there now...

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Adam Ford's picture
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^^ So Garmatt, by that do you mean you approve of all the two storey brick heritage structures being demolished and replaced with "two storey brick structures to reflect the heritage of the area"?

Because there's nothing but clear air currently in the space occupied by the tower, so this needs clarifying.

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3000's picture
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Is this the tower they (com) were talking about?if this gets up then most of the other low-rise stuff there is gone as well, for better or worse.

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Bilby's picture
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Melbourne City Council's decision to overrule and destroy a heritage precinct that they themselves established weakens their moral authority over any / all Heritage Overlays in the City of Melbourne. For what it is now worth, here is Lovell Chen's report and comments on what is significant about the existing Therry Street frontage:

Therry Street (HO7)
• the relatively consistent building scale and connectivity of buildings on both sides of the street as derived from similar or compatible uses
• the sense of age in the street wall and the compatibility of materials
• the relative tightness of the street and ‘Market’ atmosphere

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=r...

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melbourne's picture
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Image was in an email from PDG. Nothing extra really, just launching 2018.

CBD | Munro Site Tower | 93-151 Therry Street | 125m | Mixed Use

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Bingo Bango Boingo's picture
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The Lovell Chen report is helpful in highlighting how very thin any claim of heritage significance must be in relation to the buildings to be demolished. In truth, the buildings can only be described as heritage in the sense of being old or, worse, merely familiar. It is only right that they will now make way for buildings of significantly greater quality and amenity.

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3000's picture
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What I think the area needs is some proper green space. This part of the city has always been a bit barren, and the towers on Elizabeth only tend to make it worse. I guess if they can incorporate some decent greenery here I will take it.

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Mark Baljak's picture
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CBD | Munro Site Tower | 93-151 Therry Street | 125m | Mixed Use

CBD | Munro Site Tower | 93-151 Therry Street | 125m | Mixed Use

CBD | Munro Site Tower | 93-151 Therry Street | 125m | Mixed Use

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Fedsquared's picture
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Plans look good but there should be no segregation of affordable housing tenants (separate foyers)

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Melbourne_Fragments's picture
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why isnt the plan for 401 affordable housing units on a council owned bit of land. the neo-liberal scraping of the barrel, where some small minority of 'affordability' and only token heritage retention shouldnt be the 'best case scenario' for a government owned development. we can do better as a society than this.

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Melbourne_Fragments's picture
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The Lovell Chen report is helpful in highlighting how old academic views of heritage only value bit historic museum peices built for the wealth in relation to the buildings to be demolished. In truth, the buildings can only be described as heritage in the sense of being placemarkers than also provide cheaper rents in a CBD thats slowly being strangled of all its uniqueness and contrast by rent increases and property values, It is only right that they will now make way for gentrification

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Mark Baljak's picture
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They are separate buildings so I guess two foyers are needed

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Fedsquared's picture
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I'm referring to the smaller building in Queen Street. I can't see why they wouldn't share the same foyer.

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Adam Ford's picture
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I don't know where people are finding this Lovell Chen report. Anyone who can write - "the buildings can only be described as heritage in the sense of being old", well ... look you just shouldn't be talking about heritage at all if you're capable of writing that.

STOP ASSESSING HERITAGE BY AESTHETIC CHARACTERISTICS. Council itself approved and graded these structures as C grade, and therefore undemolishable. If it goes back on this principle, then it is by precedent placing a HUGE part of this city's heritage under threat. And some developer WILL wind up arguing as much at VCAT.

The scale and the nature of the proposed changes to Thierry street vastly changes the character of the streetscape and is NOT supported. You can get Lovell Chen to say fliiping anything you want, so long as you pay them.

https://bloodiedwombat.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/snouts-in-trough-melbourn...

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Bingo Bango Boingo's picture
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There are some interesting appeals to authority in this thread, which rarely signifies a sound argument. What can one say but: Council giveth and Council taketh away (with apologies to the KJV).

And if there were ever a stretch of shopfront that needed a solid dose of the global neo-liberal project and - shock!, horror! - gentrification, it's this one.

This is a deeply impressive plan.

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Primal Beauty's picture
#22

Lol...and Bingo!
The right choice of words; you took it out of my mouth!

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gs.rusty's picture
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An advantage of separate foyers (and separate amenities) is that affordable housing can be provided without all of the unnecessary frills that are provided with the market housing and that drive up the price of housing and the maintenance costs (e.g. expensive but showy materials, and gyms and roof gardens that no-one uses but look good in sales brochures). This in turn/theory means more funds made available for affordable housing.

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Nicholas Harrison's picture
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Council decided to support the application with only Councillor Watts voting against the application.

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Mark Baljak's picture
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Melbourne Council's $450m Queen Victoria project gets green light

A $450 million apartment and hotel project, which will also deliver vital community facilities opposite Melbourne's Queen Victoria market, has been approved by the state government.

The city council bought the 6500-square-metre site from its owner in 2014 for $76 million then brought in busy private player PDG Corporation to develop it.

The project is a major element in the council's broader aim to overhaul the market precinct and the market itself, putting facilities underground and transforming a sprawling car park into public space.

City hall has been at loggerheads with the state government over the scale of development on the Munro site. That stand-off is now resolved with the state government approval for two towers of 38-storeys and 10 storeys.

The tallest tower has been trimmed to 125 metres, down from the 165 metres earlier sought.

Under the agreement, PDG will first build 56 affordable housing units, a 120-place childcare facility, family and children's services centre, a community centre, and importantly a 503-bay car park on the site.

"We have now been given the go ahead to get shovels in the ground on this exemplar development which is the best Melbourne has seen in at least a decade," said Acting Lord Mayor Arron Wood.

"It will raise the bar for developments in Melbourne."

After the community facilities, PDG will move on to building a 300-unit apartment tower and 80-room hotel.

Work on the mixed-use project is expected to get under way within weeks with pre-sales for the apartments to begin this year.

http://www.afr.com/real-estate/commercial/development/melbourne-councils...

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Nicholas Harrison's picture
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