9 Sep 2020

Victorian Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, has announced approval for another $1 billion worth of fast-tracked projects to help support the Victorian economy.

Our Victorian Planning team is delighted to have worked on four of the approved projects, working with our clients and project partners to achieve planning approvals.

These exciting, city-shaping projects include:

  • $206M 3-tower development on a key gateway site to Fishermans Bend comprising retail, showroom, office, childcare, hotel, serviced apartments and apartments, and the delivery of new laneways and a public town square for Gurner by Cox Architects at 2-28 Montague and 80 Munro Street South Melbourne 
  • A new aged care facility on Greville Street, Prahran worth $60.5M for Life View Marigold by CHT Architects will be Australia’s first LGBTI aged care facility and implement the best practice ‘Small House’ model of care, whereby rooms are grouped into small ‘Houses’ of 12 – 14 rooms.
  • $49.5M 13-storey ‘Walk Up Village for Molonglo by 6A Architects supported by Fender Katslaidis Architects including creative art and maker space, hotel, gym, offices and a publicly accessible rooftop terrace at 81-89 Rupert Street, Collingwood
  • A 20-storey commercial and retail development at 118 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne at $66M

We would like to congratulate all of our clients on their approvals and we look forward to seeing them become a reality.

Other good news is that the Building Victoria’s Recovery Task-force fast-track function will continue for at least the next 12 months with a dedicated team continuing to review and assess priority projects for accelerated approval.

We are working closely with our clients during this challenging time and we look forward to seeing further approvals to get the economy moving and creating jobs.

Get in touch with our planning team to learn more about the above projects or to discuss your prospective project.