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melbourne's picture
#52

I'd assume they're just cutting down lanes rather than removing the road all together

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Nicholas Harrison's picture
#53

Widening the centre of Southbank Boulevard to make a park was part of the Southbank Plan 2007. Like the rest of the Southbank Plan 2007 Council have done absolutely nothing to implement the plan.

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Chris Seals's picture
#54

If thats the case Ryan, a bit of green would be very appealing.

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#55

CHRIS SEALS WROTE ON FRI, 08/05/2015 - 10:47

Very difficult process,denying certain buildings access is not a solution, access would be denied to a hotel on one side and apartments on the other, like to see the plans before I made my mind up, great idea, but not practical. And what would happen to 108, where its vehicle entrance would be on the boulevard.

^^ Spot on Chris!

I'd like to see details as well.

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Chris Seals's picture
#56

Thank's Peter.

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Laurence Dragomir's picture
#57

How exactly are buildings being denied access?

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Chris Seals's picture
#58

need to see the plans, but if one replaces road with garden and you happen to live where they have replaced the road, it seems only logical that the situation has changed. I feel there will be much fewer replacements than the hype of the council. its all about publicity, paper tiger, sure there will be a few roads that can be replaced, but the reality is ???????????????????????????

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Laurence Dragomir's picture
#59

The intent is to expand the central median strip of Southbank Blvd to create the linear park - vehicular access to buildings is generally from the outer lanes which would remain in place.

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Fedsquared's picture
#60

Surely you could run it from the median to the south side footpath all the way from the Recital Centre down to Fawkner Street without restricting access to any properties. The park would be far better utilized if it came all the way to the south side footpath.

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Danny Boy's picture
#61

61-63 Haig Street being marketed as' The International"

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3000's picture
#62

Street level needs work but everything else is looking good to me.

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#63

whoops. replying to something from a few pages back re: turning a carriageway of Southbank Boulevard into a park.

access managment would be part of the process of developing such a scheme - in the same way that when City of Melbourne upgraded Swanston Street a big focus was delivery access for the shops along the street.

on Southbank Boulevard there is driveways directly accessible from the eastbound carriageway. You'd need to resolve how Fawkner Street is accessed but it could just become one way westbound with entry off Fanning Street and exit only onto Southbank Boulevard.

The Aus 108 building has access off Fawkner Street as well - not direct access to Southbank Boulevard... so no change there. I would think most buildings will be fighting to have the parkland on their side of the street pushing traffic noise away and giving a nicer outlook and spot to sit and eat lunch for staff/residents... Aus 108 would love it outside their development and have a ground floor cafe just spill out over a huge area.

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melbourne's picture
#64

A new linear park for Southbank
14 May 2015

Southbank Boulevard and Dodds St will undergo major upgrades later this year, with the City of Melbourne allocating $800,000 in its annual budget for a new linear park and major street works.

While draft designs won’t be released by the City of Melbourne until July, Southbank Local News understands that Southbank Boulevard would be closed to a two-lane street under the plans.

The new linear park would stretch through Southbank Boulevard and Dodds St and provide alternative cycling routes through Southbank, in an attempt to lure cyclists away from riding through the congested Southbank Promenade.
In its budget released on May 7, the City of Melbourne allocated $500,000 towards upgrading Southbank Boulevard and a further $300,000 towards the creation of the new linear park in Dodds Street.

According to a City of Melbourne spokesperson, Southbank Boulevard no longer carries the traffic it once did and was therefore the ideal site to address an open space shortfall in Southbank.

“The Southbank Structure Plan and the City of Melbourne’s Open Space Strategy both recommend the creation of new public space on Southbank Boulevard to meet increased demand and address a lack of public open space,” the spokesperson said.

“Following its closure as a route to the CBD in 1996, Southbank Boulevard no longer carries the volume of traffic for which it was designed.”
“The City of Melbourne has started to explore the potential of Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street as well as the south-side of Southbank Boulevard between St Kilda Road and the Yarra River to create new public open space.”

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Councillors overrule residents
14 May 2015
By Sean Car

Despite receiving 67 written objections, City of Melbourne councillors have voted unanimously in favour of constructing a new coffee shop at Queensbridge Square.
The planning application, submitted by Cafenatics last July, went before council at the Future Melbourne Committee meeting on May 5, where a large number of residents turned out in opposition.

With the application now approved, a two-storey coffee shop, occupying a space of 12.4 metres in length and 6.3 metres in width of Crown Land, will now be constructed at the western section of the square.
The lease of Crown Land had already been granted by the City of Melbourne back in 2011, which received no submissions from the public following a 28-day public notice.

Despite the fierce opposition from residents Cr Ken Ong said the issue was a matter of planning and that the application ticked the boxes.
“This came through as a planning application and our job is to determine whether it complies with the planning scheme. Purely on the planning perspective it ticks the boxes,” he said.
“In terms of the land use that’s a separate matter and it needs to be taken further in a separate forum and that would have to be looked at at another location.”
Cr Ong told Southbank Local News in March that council had supported a push for a police pod in an effort to curb nighttime crime and violence in the square back in 2008.

However, he said that those plans had fallen through, due to Victoria Police stating that it didn’t have the resources to police a permanent pod.
Lord Mayor Robert Doyle claimed that, at the time, Southbank residents had continued to push council to come up with an initiative to activate the square.
“I reject the fact that we haven’t been open and transparent, that we haven’t talked to the community,” he said.

Read More: http://www.southbanklocalnews.com.au/editions/article/councillors-overru...

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#65

I wonder why there was opposition to the cafe?

Anyway, a proposal for Queensbridge Square that never made it from 2003.

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melbourne's picture
#66

No idea, you'd think people would be happy to have another cafe? The square isn't exactly the best open space going around right now so hopefully this helps it.

The opposition was probably majority (or entirely?) Freshwater Place residents. There was a letter going around the building encouraging residents to oppose it if I recall correctly. Doesnt surprise me though, they're against everything.

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Laurence Dragomir's picture
#67

I'd say the objections are largely due to it being on Crown Land.

I see no other grounds for objection and as Cr Ong rightly pointed out it meets all the criteria from a planning scheme perspective.

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melbourne's picture
#68

ABC:
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#69

ABC:
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#70

Central Equity bets long term in Southbank

Central Equity is the mystery buyer to pay well in excess of $20 million for a Southbank development site which can't be developed until after 2022, because of active leases.

The developer, which gained notoriety building the first Southbank apartment towers nearly 20 years ago, could develop its biggest skyscraper yet on the 1431 square metre block between 268-274 City Road.

Currently three low-rise commercial buildings, the properties were offered by Conquest Dowlings earlier this year with a planning scheme for a 60-level residential skyscraper.

Central Equity's proposed Southbank towers to date – including one released this week – are typically less than 50 levels.

Founded by Eddie Kutner and former schoolteachers John Bourke and Dennis Wilson, Central Equity returned to the Southbank apartment market a few years ago after leaving the over-supplied segment following a building boom it led at the turn of the century.

It this week invited VIP guests to a new City Road display suite to inspect a proposed new 48-level building, Southbank Grand Apartments.

In nearby South Melbourne this week, two private Chinese developers paid $6 million for a 631 square metre site at 91-95 Montague Street with a permit for a 30-level apartment building.

http://www.theage.com.au/business/capital-gain-riverlee-buys-epping-tip-...

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melbourne's picture
#71

Disappointing.

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MelbourneGuy's picture
#72

Can't wait for another cutting edge design from CE......not!

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3000's picture
#73

Someone stop them.

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melbourne's picture
#74

Coventry Haus (33 Coventry Street) is out to tender:
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Bilby's picture
#75

Don't be so hard on Central Equity, people - the market loves CE, so it's all good.

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Martin Mankowski's picture
#76

Don't be so hard on Central Equity, people - the market loves CE, so it's all good.

 

The difference being Bilby is that we are not advocating to have legislation to get rid of CE.

 

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