Another High Rise Apartment for Doncaster Hill

DKO Architecture has designed a 12-level, 109 unit apartment building for 812 Elgar Road, capitalising on the sites potential views to the Yarra Valley in the north and the CBD to the west. Plans have been approved and construction is expected to start by December. Three adjoining houses on the site will be demolished to make way for the development.

Several sites along Doncaster Road including numbers 632, 642, 659 and 682 have permits to be developed into high rise apartment buildings, as part of the Manningham City Council’s plan to attract residents to Doncaster Hill, one of the highest points in Melbourne.

Permits for the Sovereign Point apartments in Williamsons Road, opposite Doncaster Shoppingtown, were granted by the City of Manningham in 1995, well before widespread acceptance of apartment living in the suburbs had occurred.

By year 2000, three high rise apartment buildings had been developed in Doncaster including the six-level The Ridge, five-level The Gardens, and nine-level The Crest.

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Marc Pallisco

A former property analyst and print journalist, Marc is the publisher of