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MELBOURNE: 611-681 Elizabeth Street | 4 towers | 47-68m | Residential

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are these new plans? 4 buildings to 1?

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The building on top of the showroom in the first renders appears to be suspended on two poles about a meter wide, so would welcome some more info about the true treatment. The actual showroom space seems to be retained so it looks a bit better than the de rigeur facadism. I think I prefered the first renders though.

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Heritage Vic issued a permit in Aug last year for tower 1, on the Toyota Building, the plans being the curved shny corner design - so thats the one that will be built ? or the pointy one or the one with vertical blades ?? and no maketing or anything yet ....


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updated renders

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Oh what a feeling, again: Toyota flips Melbourne development site

Toyota Australia has quietly sold its inner-city Melbourne dealership site, with plans for a 1000-apartment project, to busy private developer PDG Corporation.

The off-market deal was struck recently and a purchaser's caveat placed this month, according to property records, as Toyota pushes ahead with an ambitious plan to transform the prominent Elizabeth Street site into a major development.

While that plan is yet to to receive final approval from the state government, it has passed a key hurdle, winning endorsement from the city council this month.

While the massive project moves through the planning system, Toyota has already secured its exit, striking a deal with PDG, led by Vince Giuliano.

Toyota plans to move from its long-standing Elizabeth Street dealership, just outside the CBD, to the Harbour Town section of Docklands – a precinct controlled by Sydney's AsheMorgan – where a new 15,000 square metre showroom will be developed. Lexus is also understood to be part of the move, industry sources said.

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zenith's picture

A smart move by Toyota.

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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.