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

Mark Baljak's picture

Images courtesy Fender Katsalidis



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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.

I collect, therefore I am.

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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.

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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


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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