Melbourne City Council to Consider Shifting East Melbourne Suburb Border, to Appease Angry New Residents

A Becton spokeswoman told The Age the current suburb boundary runs through the middle of the residential and commercial village Becton has been developing since 1992, when it acquired the land from te State Government.

However the high rise apartment building on Wellington Parade South was developed on a piece of the site zoned as Melbourne.

The apartment tower, and a 6-level office building was the final piece of that development, and were both opened this year.

A report before council said the East Melbourne suburb name, evident in most of the Becton marketing material for the project, was a significant factor in the purchase of apartments, for many residents.


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