Southbank megatower oppressive: council

Posted on September 9, 2013 by | 0 Comments
Source unknown. View of Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, the Yarra, Southbank, arts precinct, Herald Sun office building, Eureka Tower. Melbourne skyline.

Source unknown. View of Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, the Yarra, Southbank, arts precinct, Herald Sun office building, Eureka Tower. Melbourne skyline.

Its creators have labelled it an ”elegant” urban icon, but a damning Melbourne City Council report has warned a new apartment building almost as tall as the Rialto would oppress and stifle the neighbours.

The 72-storey Southbank mega-tower was previously approved by the state government before changes to planning controls saw the developer Urban Matrix sent back to the drawing board.

Months later council staff still do not like the plans for 54 Clarke Street, which are currently before the Minister for Planning.

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