Ashburton Post Office Set to be Redeveloped Into Apartments

ANOTHER suburban post office is being redeveloped into flats.

This time, in Melbourne’s east, the former Ashburton Post Office at 218 High Street will be replaced with a four-level apartment building.

One bedroom units start at $349,950 – or about the same price as a house on land in the suburb in the late 1990s.

Castran Gilbert selling agents Michael Lang and David Howard say the apartments include reverse cycle heating and cooling, and full security basement car accommodation with direct lift access.

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Dry Zones Facing Extinction in Melbourne’s East

RESIDENTS in Melbourne’s ritzy east are increasingly voting to remove the “dry zone” restrictions around their streets, in what could result in the government and council putting forward a ballot, to remove these zones altogether.

The Director of Liquor Licensing, via the Victorian Electoral Commission, this week distributed ballot papers asking residents to vote for, or against, a liquor licence application at 732 Burke Road – or on the “dry side” of the popular retail strip.

Any venue in a dry zone that wishes to obtain a liquor licence needs to win approval of local residents on a case-by-case basis.

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