Silverton to Sell Out of $100 Million Balwyn Project

LIFE is about to get a little less private in ritzy Monomeath Avenue – the leafy eastern suburb boulevard often touted as Melbourne’s best street.

Despite being rejected by the City of Boorondara council, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has approved a $100 million-plus mixed use village only a block away, which will add four new apartment towers to the area – the tallest of which will rise seven levels.

The proposed new Balwyn development affects a large chunk of land on Jersey Street, which Monomeath Avenue residents use as the most straightforward thoroughfare to Whitehorse Road.

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Historic Balwyn Mansion Canonbury For Sale Again

HISTORIC Balwyn estate Canonbury has hit the market again.

Built in the 1860s for leading land and commission broker Edward Lamont, Canonbury at 9 Barnsbury Road has since been owned by businessman John Elliott and former AFL commissioner, the late Ron Evans.

The five bedroom, five bathroom renovated Victorian mansion sits amid a Baron von Mueller designed garden, with a 141-year old Spanish cork oak tree.

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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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