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#277

What period do you suggest that the authorities should wait after an owner has bought a site before applying heritage controls, Theboynoodle?

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#278

Ideally it should be done at the time of any change in planning guidelines. So at the same time you say "We will approve development of X type" in this area, you also say "but there will be heritage controls applied over Y list of buildings".

But that doesn't solve the problems now, because that wasn't done and sites without controls change hands every day. There is no answer to your question, just like there's no answer to the question 'when does a building merit heritage controls'. It's not a black and white issue.

The nearest to an answer is 'as soon as possible'. Which means that councils should be out there now, identifying buildings/areas that need protection and making sure everyone knows. If they do that then at least future site transactions can be done with full disclosure. That's a win for heritage protection because if controls are known (and stuck to by the planning decision makers) then those who buy sites will (cowboys aside) do so knowing that their projects would need to work within those rules. They would pay accordingly, and so the additional cost of that heritage control would be born, as it should be, by the original site owner.

Or just stick heritage controls every building built before 1950 and put the onus on site owners/buyers to apply to have them removed/amended. That way individual buildings can be assessed as and when someone wants to develop them. There might be unwanted side effects of that, mind.

Ringfence the problem so that as few sites as possible throw up a dispute between a legitimate need for heritage preservation, and a legitimately aggrieved site owner.

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#279

After all its problems, Hacer have scored the build on The Principal

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#280

Arden Gardens
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Bond Quarter
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#281

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/macaulay-amendment-to-boost-jobs-and-hous...

Macaulay Amendment To Boost Jobs And Housing Affordability

22 October 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is making homes in the inner city more affordable and creating local jobs with a new neighbourhood on the edge of the CBD.

Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced changes to the Melbourne Planning Scheme that unlock millions of dollars of investment by rezoning industrial land for the new suburb of Macaulay.

In a win for the community, Mr Wynne has approved the City of Melbourne’s request for an interim development contributions plan overlay, ensuring landowners and developers who make a windfall from the development of Macaulay give back by helping build community services and infrastructure.

The interim contribution rates paid by developers and landowners are:

⦁ $16,127.58 per dwelling ⦁ $182.58 per square metre of new commercial floor area ⦁ $152.15 per square metre of new retail floor area

Macaulay will become home to 10,000 residents and 9,500 jobs by 2051. It will encourage a range of housing options, including more affordable dwellings for the community.

The new suburb will be just a short walk to the future Arden urban renewal area and Arden Station, one of five new underground stations being built as part of the Metro Tunnel.

New building controls will ensure high quality mid-rise developments between six and nine storeys, or rising to 12 storeys if public benefits such as community facilities or additional open space agreed by council are included. The controls provide certainty for the community and developers – and long-term flexibility.

The Labor Government is helping young Victorians achieve their dreams of homeownership with a suite of measures including abolishing stamp duty for eligible first home buyers, creating an opportunity for first home buyers to co-purchase their homes with the Government and making long-term leases a reality.

The City of Melbourne has worked with the community to shape the vision and plan for the area and ensure that the Amendment strikes the right balance between catering for population growth and protecting local character.

I collect, therefore I am. thecollectormm.com.au

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#282

Melb Village

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#283

Holder East image of 509 – 525 King Street. Could be awesome
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#284

http://howardwest.com.au/

Anyone know much about this one, JCB project?

Looks to be quite a cool old building they are developing here, and in a very nice spot.

Seems that the agent has changed...

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Mark Baljak's picture
#285

Howard West - 8 townhouses/7 apartments - Project Group is the builder

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#286

New design for 512-544 Spencer Street, West Melbourne

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#287

Nurses' union snaps up North Melbourne hotel

The nurses' union has paid a premium $7.295 million for a North Melbourne pub it is planning to redevelop for accommodation.

The two-storey Central Club Hotel, opposite the Queen Victoria Market at 240-246 Victoria Street, was operated by the Aidone brothers for 42 years.

"They will look at leasing it for a few years as a pub and then renovate part of it as a residence, keeping the downstairs for a food and beverage venue," Mr Wells said.

The 80,000-strong nurses' union recently built a new office, conference and training centre at 235 Elizabeth Street, which has access to the Central Club Hotel via O'Connell Street at the rear.

ANMF secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick said the redeveloped hotel will provide affordable accommodation for the hundreds of regional and rural members who travel to Melbourne for conferences and training every year.

"We've shown we can develop buildings for the future with respect for the local area and its heritage and we will seek to design a building that continues that respect," Ms Fitzpatrick said.

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#288

With demo complete, Melbourne Village is now piling. Still no movement on the West End site.

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#289

Apartment proposal could spell final curtain for Melbourne's Festival Hall

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Melbourne's Festival Hall could be flattened to make way for a $65 million apartment complex.

Live entertainment at the century-old West Melbourne venue, site of the Beatles' 1964 concert and Lionel Rose's 1968 championship fight, could face a final curtain call if a proposal to demolish the building is successful.

A planning proposal has been lodged with Melbourne City Council for apartments, and retail and office space. The plan for the redevelopment incorporates two towers reaching up to 16 levels.

Owners the Wren family are to announce on Tuesday plans to redevelop the iconic venue.

The redevelopment plan includes demolition of much of the hall but retention of important historic reminders including the Dudley Street entrance, the boxing ring and stage.

A planning application lodged with the city council proposes two towers, one nine stories, the other 16. It envisages a "grand courtyard" and the retention of key features of the old hall, the boxing ring and performance stage in their original positions. "This is place-making that actively celebrates the tangible, cultural aspects of the site," says the application.

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/apartment-proposal-could-spell-fi...

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Mark Baljak's picture
#290

Big site gone to planning

164-184 Roden Street WEST MELBOURNE
Partial demolition of the existing heritage building on-site, mixed use building comprising food and drink, retail and residential and a reduction to the carpark requirements.
23/01/2018

and another

404-418 Spencer Street WEST MELBOURNE
Buildings and works for the construction of a 20 storey apartment development, reduction in car parking and alteration of access to a Road Zone Category 1.
16/01/2018

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#291

The Melbourne Village site has been transformed, with lots of excavation, etc. Still no movement on the West End site.

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Mark Baljak's picture
#292

New interpretation of Roden Street is far more sympathetic to existing facade

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#293

yes, Roden Street is really looking the goods.

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#294

Arden Gardens
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Volaire
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3000's picture
#295

Reflections needs some trees or something asap

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#296

It's amazing how quickly the Melbourne Village site is coming along.

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Flagstaff Green

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#297

Another day, another crane for the west end (Melbourne Village site).

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#298

I recently spotted a crane behind Gurner's Ikebana, near Dudley and Spencer. Turned out to be 133 Rosslyn Street, where the developer, Starland Pacific Group, is building a 9L tower with 165 apartments. It is on the site of the Buchan Group's former studios, with the BG providing architectural and interior design services for the development. Glenn posted an overhead shot on 4.9.2017.

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Mark Baljak's picture
#299

West End gone back to construction tender, would explain the lengthy delay

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#300

I was hoping that it hadn't fallen over.

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#301

My older photos have reappeared on SSC, without me doing anything, but they haven't on UM. Is there any way of automatically changing the domain on my UM photos to "postimg.cc" instead of "postimg.org"?

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