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DOCKLANDS | 695-699 La Trobe Street | 23L | 78m | Residential

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Images courtesy Fender Katsalidis

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podium top

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shadowing Etihad

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Peter Maltezos's picture

^^ Fender Katsalidis is becoming a bit boring, this is a bit mediocre, I expected more from them.

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Nicholas Harrison's picture

It is unusual that in the CBD and southbank developers are going way beyond what would normally have been the expected development potential on many sites but in Docklands, more often than not, developments fail to even utilise the expected development potential of the site.

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MelbourneGuy's picture

I guess costs were more important than any decent design elements.

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Purple Dawn's picture

So unimaginative and boring. These are exactly the types of proposals that ought to be knocked on the head. Take your crap to another city and to another country; they simply should never see the light of day here.

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Andrew's picture

A mosaic-blurred photo of a Fitzroy player? Fitzroy didn't exist as a club when Docklands stadium was built, no real heritage for the club in the area.

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Ryan Seychell's picture

Approved, marketing to start early next year:

Design gets Salta apartment tower a Wynne in Docklands
by Michael Bleby

Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved developer Salta's application for a residential tower 17 metres above the Docklands limit, saying the good design would mean better apartments and a more attractive building.

The 383-apartment tower on the corner of LaTrobe Street and Harbour Esplanade will rise 92 metres above the ground, rather than the 75-metre discretionary limit on the site, after Salta and architects Fender Katsalidis made changes that would let more light into the apartments and would front retail and office space to the street on upper levels, rather than car parking.

"With every well-designed tower comes a swathe of new apartments, allowing for more people to live close to Southern Cross Station, the waterfront and the CBD," Mr Wynne said.

http://www.afr.com/real-estate/vic-approves-saltas-383apartment-building...

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Mark Baljak's picture

Well that puts pay to the EF kidney design that was in the works for the site

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Nicholas Harrison's picture

Latest rendering:

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MelbourneGuy's picture

Unbelievably boring imo.

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Bilby's picture

The podium will be a windy, useless wasteland lacking in intimate spaces. Otherwise, I don't mind it.

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Mark Baljak's picture

There was a kidney-shaped EF design for this which was great. Hopefully something of a similar design quality eventuates

04/2016

Amend preamble to reference the amended plans. Amend conditions (1,5,6,7,11,12,13,17,26,30,32,33) and add conditions (8,9,10,14,15) to reflect new design.

Development of the land for a multi-level mixed use building and use of the building for multiple dwellings, office and retail premises (other than a gambling premises)

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Laurence Dragomir's picture

Updated design from the AFR

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Mark Baljak's picture

Melbourne to get new Hotel Indigo Docklands in 2019

Melbourne will stake a claim to Australia's second Hotel Indigo when the boutique brand opens its doors in the Docklands precinct in 2019.

Australia's first Hotel Indigo – which IHG describes as a "brand for the savvy individualist" – has already planted its hipster heels in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley for a late 2016 debut.

All 170 rooms in the Hotel Indigo Melbourne Docklands will boast "uninterrupted water views", promises IHG, and include access to a large resort-style pool and gym.

The property will be fronted by a street-facing neighbourhood restaurant and bar, split across two levels, with the hotel itself topped by 16 floors of 260 residential apartments.

https://www.ausbt.com.au/melbourne-to-get-new-hotel-indigo-docklands-in-...

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http://www.theage.com.au/business/property/first-multifamily-apartment-t...

First 'multi-family' apartment tower to go ahead

MAY 3 2017 - 12:15AM Simon Johanson

Salta Properties managing director Sam Tarascio at the Docklands site which will become a hotel and apartment block.  Photo: Pat Scala

A private developer is set to build Australia's first "multi-family housing" apartment complex, a model where it keeps ownership of the entire building and leases out the units on a long-term basis, up to 10 years, to tenants.

Family-run property developer Salta Properties will begin construction early next year of a 27-level Fender Katsalidis-designed apartment with 260 units on the waterfront in Melbourne's Docklands.

It will also include a 170-room Intercontinental-run Hotel Indigo on the lower levels, the first bespoke Indigo brand hotel to open in Melbourne.

In a counter-intuitive move that runs against consensus views of a looming oversupply in the Melbourne's apartment sector, Salta sees an opportunity to "create a new asset class in Australia" and diversify its $1 billion property portfolio with complete ownership of a large residential tower, including the hotel.

The model, common overseas where it is underpinned by institutional investors, is known as "multi-family housing" in the US and "build-to-rent" in the UK.

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3000's picture

much better

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Dean's picture

Looks to be 29 levels now so about 100m.

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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.

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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.