One Queensbridge Street approved

One Queensbridge Street approved
One Queensbridge Street approved

It was announced by the Premier and Planning Minister this morning that One Queensbridge Street, Southbank - previously known as Queensbridge Tower - has been approved.

A media release distributed this morning confirmed the project will maintain 388 hotel suites and 708 residential apartments across its 90 floors.

The Government has also taken steps to ensure Crown Melbourne and the Schiavello Group give back to the state, with a $100 million community benefits package, including:

  • A $25 million upgrade to Queensbridge Square, including landscaping and two new cafes
  • A further $15 million for the Sandbridge Rail Bridge
  • Landscaping and public realm improvements on Southbank Boulevard, including a new bike strip
  • Street furniture and additional trees along Queensbridge Street, and better connectivity with Freshwater Place
Victorian Government media release, 9/2/2017

3,000 direct and indirect jobs are anticipated during the construction phase and once complete a further 1,000 operational jobs are expected to be created.

The pecking order

We've come a long way since Rialto ruled over Melbourne's skyline.

Project / BuildingHeight (metres)Status
One Queensbridge Street323Approved
Australia 108319Under Construction
Eureka Tower297Built
38 Freshwater Place272Planning Assessment
West Side Place Tower 1270Registration and Sales
Aurora Melbourne Central267Under Construction
120 Collins Street265 (spire height)Built
101 Collins Street260 (spire height)Built
308 Exhibition Street Tower 1254Planning Assessment
308 Exhibition Street Tower 2254Planning Assessment
Bourke Place254 (antenna height)Built
Prima Pearl254Built
Rialto Towers251Built

* heights rounded to nearest metre.

One Queensbridge Street approved
One Queensbridge Street, Southbank. Images supplied
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Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor is a co-founder of Urban.com.au. Now a freelance writer, Alastair focuses on the intersection of public transport, public policy and related impacts on medium and high-density development.

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EJB
Chris, that comment is an absolute disgrace and you should be embarrassed. While you may not always agree with Bilby, his points are always carefully thought out and reasoned. You come here to accuse others of being biased, then you resort to childish partisan attacks. Also, your posts are syntactically very similar to Donald Trump's ....just saying.
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Hilarious or not, Chris, you haven't actually added any further insights to the debate here, or made reference to the actual policies you claim to be critiquing. So, I'll count yours as a literal non-argument and move on.
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Probably should refer to the actual policies of the party you are critiquing, too. Here they are in black & white - I don't see any mention of being anti high-rise as such ... or anything particularly controversial in terms of urbanism either. Does any planner worth their salt actually advocate for no limit on urban fringe expansion, for instance? http://greens.org.au/policies/vic/land-use-planning
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Chris, you've only been a member for less than two weeks, but this article has been published for less than that. Have a read of the article once more.
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What is your point Chris? How does all this pseudo-political trash relate to whether or not a skybridge or this development as a whole is good/bad for Melbourne?
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