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BOX HILL | Whitehorse Towers | 115m | 36L & 26L | Mixed Use

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Proposal for dual tower development in Box Hill

BOX Hill is a step closer to becoming Melbourne’s new high-rise haven, with Whitehorse Council supporting a massive 36 and 26-storey dual tower proposal.

Councillors last night, with very little discussion, unanimously voted to back Asian Pacific Group’s $260 million development, which is due to go before a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearing later this week.

With it’s tallest tower at 115.02m, the development known as Whitehorse Towers would be the tallest in Box Hill, surpassing the 114m, 34-storey Sovereign Square development set to be built in Station St.

The 20-storey Australian Taxation Office building on Whitehorse Rd is the tallest completed tower in Box Hill.

Cr Helen Harris said of the 23 high-rise developments approved for Box Hill, Whitehorse Towers was not only the tallest, but the “most interesting”.

“This is a high quality and high class development,” Cr Harris said.

Whitehorse Towers, which is proposed for 850 Whitehorse Rd, includes 502 apartments, a 100-room hotel, restaurants, a gym, offices and other commercial uses.

The towers will provide 531 car parking spaces, which is well below the 710 required under the council’s planning scheme.

Cr Harris said conditions recommended by the council for a Green Travel Plan would help overcome traffic and parking concerns created by the towers.

Under the Green Travel Plan the developer must come up with initiatives to promote walking, cycling, public transport, and car pooling.

These initiatives would include a car sharing scheme, real-time information displays in the lobby of nearby public transport services, end-of-trip facilities for cyclists, and the possibility of Myki cards for new residents.

Cr Harris said Asian Pacific Group decided to take its application before VCAT after hearing one objector to the proposal planned to appeal it at VCAT if it was approved at the council.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/east/proposal-for-dual-tower-developm...

http://www.whitehorsetowers.com.au/

Sourced by Riddlz

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Chris Seals's picture

Nice images Mark, nicely Sourced Riddlz

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johnproctor's picture

very positive article and well done to the Council - including highlighting that high quality design helps gets things approved.

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3000's picture

My baby is bulking up. I remember it before they built the ATO, very different place.

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Dean's picture

This is actually 119m and 84m to the top of LMR's.

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Riddlz's picture

I was wondering about this. The Plans indicate 204.35m to LMR and 85.25m RL from the lower ground entrance. However, i later noticed that the entrance at the lower ground floor is solely into the Gym area and has no connection to the rest of the building, so I'm not certain it can count to the overall height.

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Riddlz's picture

The plans:

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Alastair Taylor's picture

Planning permit has been settled at VCAT mediation on Thursday, permit to be issued shortly.

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Mark Baljak's picture

511 apartments all sold apparently

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johnproctor's picture

makes you wonder how 545 Station Street (Carrington Road) has never been able to get a viable development going.

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3000's picture

Carrington road really shouldn't be over developed. Once The tower on the corner (sovereign) goes up it'll be even more congested. Station street has always been a mess of a street, too.

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Riddlz's picture

Deague family mark construction of Melbourne's tallest suburban high-rise

The ultra wealthy Deague family were out in force in Box Hill in Melbourne's east on Tuesday to participate in the traditional soil turning ceremony to mark the start of construction of Melbourne's tallest apartment tower outside of the city centre.

The $330 million Whitehorse Towers project at 850 Whitehorse Road will feature more than 500 apartments across two towers, the tallest rising 36 levels to 115 metres, as well as the family's seventh Art Series Hotel, with completion due in 2017.

"Two years ago we earmarked Box Hill as a place to invest for a number of reasons and we are already looking at other sites in the area," said Jonathan Deague, who was in attendance alongside his father David Deague and brother, Will Deague.

The development is being undertaken by the Deague family's Asian Pacific Group with apartment sales handled by property investment group Ironfish.

http://www.afr.com/real-estate/deague-family-mark-construction-of-melbou...

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3000's picture

They've stated the display suite for this.

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Dean's picture

It's already sold out.

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3000's picture

Well there's something going on.

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Alastair Taylor's picture

http://tenplay.com.au/news/melbourne/2015/9/8/Whitehorse%20Towers%20cons... <-- take note of what the mayor and Carolyn Whitzman says.

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Riddlz's picture

Moorabbin Airport PANS-OPS over Box Hill.

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Qantas743's picture

Box Hill the next Parramatta?

...Until Wynne slaps on some tough new restrictions, of course.

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Alastair Taylor's picture

Riddlz: can you do me a favour and post the same thing for Dandenong (in the Dandy thread?). Ta.

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Mark Baljak's picture

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3000's picture

This one will shoot up quickly.

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Evan Cottle's picture

A fairly substantial gantry has been erected across Nelson Road for this. I'll try and get a picture later.

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Mark Baljak's picture

super quick progression

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Andrew's picture

Drove past on Friday, the crane base has been installed. Expect a crane on site soon.

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Lexar's picture

I must admit, it will be strange to see something of this size in Box Hill. That being said, looks like a very promising build.

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