Interim planning controls for the Shrine of Remembrance to become permanent

The Victorian Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, has announced interim planning controls currently in force in the St Kilda Road - King's Way precinct between Dorcas and Toorak Road will become permanent.

According to the City of Port Phillip Planning Scheme, Amendment C130 explanatory report, mandatory height limits between 35 metres and 60 metres exist in the aforementioned precinct.

Early last decade Royal Domain Tower - the precinct's tallest building was completed - setting a precedent for development sites directly adjacent to the Shrine of Remembrance and in the Albert Road precinct.

The new permanent controls have been developed in conjunction with the City of Melbourne, City of Stonnington, City of Port Phillip and Shrine Trustees and the City of Port Phillip is scheduled to exhibit additional controls for the precinct shortly.

To provide a perspective of what future development heights will be limited to, the currently under construction 35 Albert Road tops out at 60 metres and you can view renders and construction images in the project's dedicated forum thread.

Lead image credit: flickr, CC BY 2.0

Full media release:

140424 Guy - New Planning Rules to Protect Shrine

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