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Mark Baljak's picture

Tower submitted in 2011 & yet to receive approval, wonder why.....
The submission seems to be in limbo - offensively bad design

Tenth Dula Pty Ltd
© Simon Greenwood Architects
62 low cost apartments & 234 standard apartments
1883sqm office space
4 retail spaces

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Chris Peska's picture

That is a seriously bad design…. Looks like it was designed in the mid 90’s… hrmmm, wonder if McBride Charles Ryan are up to anything??

Observe. Design. Build. Live.

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Laurence Dragomir's picture

I don't like how defined the threshold between low cost apartments and 'standard' apartments is, I think they could have been better integrated. It looks on first glance that they've just decided to chuck them on the arse-end of the project and add a bit of 'make-up'.

Also what is evident on the plans is the laneway bisecting the the site has been given over to car park access and bin storage. Seems like a bit of a missed opportunity. Not much you can do about the substation however.

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Melbourne_Fragments's picture

The laneway inbetween is one of our best hidden street art locations, would hate to see it turned into another useless space for clean walls and substation/carpark.

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Peter Maltezos's picture

^^ Some great art in the laneway! smiley

As for the proposal, absolute rubbish! no

I collect, therefore I am.

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Nicholas Harrison's picture

This rubbish proposal was refused last month.

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Nicholas Harrison's picture

Interesting to read that the departmental planning report recommended that this tower be approved. The planning minister ignored this advice and refused it anyway. Excellent decision.

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Ryan Seychell's picture

You got a link to where we can read them?

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Rohan Storey's picture

Seems theres demolition on the site - so what got approved ???


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Hephaestus's picture

This is part of the Metro Tunnel demolition:
The whole corner is going, I believe they worked out a deal so the owners can develop the land after construction

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Development & Planning

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00
The swirl of development activity in Footscray has found another gear as new projects are submitted for approval, or are on the verge of beginning construction. Two separate planning applications have been advertised by Maribyrnong City Council; their subsequent addition to the Urban Melbourne Project Database has seen the overall number of apartment developments within Footscray in development swell to 40.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:00
The marriage of old and new can be a difficult process, particularly when the existing structure has intrinsic heritage value. In previous times Fitzroy's 237 Napier Street served as the home of furniture manufacturer C.F. Rojo and Sons. Taking root during 1887, Christobel Rojo oversaw operations though over time the site would become home to furniture manufacturer Thonet.


Visual Melbourne

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 07:00
The former site of John Batman's home, Batman's Hill is entering the final stages of its redevelopment. Collins Square's final tower has begun its skyward ascent, as has Lendlease's Melbourne Quarter Commercial and Residential precinct already. Melbourne Quarter's first stage is at construction and involves a new 12-storey home for consultancy firm Arup along with a skypark.

Transport & Design

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:00
Infrastructure Victoria unveiled a new round of research into its larger programme of work dealing with managing transport demand. The authority contracted Arup and KPMG to produce the Melbourne Activity Based Model (MABM) and while it is new, it is considered fit for purpose in the strategic context.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00
Cbus Property's office development for Medibank at 720 Bourke Street in Docklands recently became the first Australian existing property to receive a WELL Certification, Gold Shell and Core rating. The WELL rating goes beyond sustainable building features with a greater focus on the health and well-being of a building's occupants.