Historic Harold Boot Company Factory, Abbotsford, Demolished For Commission Flats

YET to be replaced Federal Minister for Finance and Deregulation Lindsay Tanner may be moving out the marginal Melbourne electorate he quit last month, but a plunder of new residents are waiting to call the area home. A construction crew is currently demolishing the historic Harold Boot Company factory at the south-west corner of Nicholson

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More Commission Flats for Abbotsford

ANOTHER former commercial building in Abbotsford is being converted into a major residential project.

The former Harold Boot Company factory, at the corner of Gipps and Nicholson streets, is being redeveloped by Common Equity Housing Limited, and the Office of Housing, into a $25 million, five-storey, 59-unit complex.

Twenty five apartments – representing just over 40 per cent of the overall project – will be set aside as public housing, part of the Federal Government’s plan to build 80,000 social and affordable dwellings nationally by 2012.

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