VCAT Approves High Rise Apartment Building, Behind Melbourne High School

A spokeswoman for the City of Stonnington told the Herald Sun the Lamborghini site permit “significantly scaled back the size of the [initially]proposed development,” adding “This is as good a result as council could have hoped for.”

Melbourne High School principal Jeremy Ludowyke described VCAT’s decision as disappointing, but said the school would take advice from its legal team over the next week, in deciding what to do next.

Billionaire trucker and former Melbourne High School student Lindsay Fox was one of the high profile businessman to vote against the high rise apartment redevelopment. He lands his helicopter at the school, which has views over the Yarra River toward the CBD.

The VCAT approved tower will soar about 50 metres above the 82-year old heritage listed buildings, part of Melbourne High.

VCAT senior member Anthony Liston ordered the deletion of the tower’s east wing, saying it was this “that convinced us that a slender, minimally articulated, taller building provides the best solution as a backdrop to Melbourne High School”.

Marc Pallisco

A freelance property writer and analyst, Marc is a co-founder of realestatesource.com.au.

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