Plans Lodged to Subdivide Historic Phillip Island Homestead

ANOTHER establishment family is lobbying to slice and dice their substantial holiday home retreat.

This time, on Phillip Island, the Grollo family have submitted plans to subdivide the historic eight hectare estate, Woolamai House (pictured, right), which was built in 1876 for wealthy hotelier and horse trainer John Cleeland and is one of Victoria’s oldest coastal homesteads.

Woolamai House includes an Italianite Gothic mansion and gardens with heritage plantings abutting the Cape Woolamai foreshore, all of which are included on the Victorian Heritage Register.

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Bank of Cyprus Leases 1000 Sq m at Rialto

RialtoTHE Bank of Cyprus has leased about 1000 square metres of space at the luxurious Rialto skyscraper, moving from tired offices at 459 Collins Street.

A spokeswoman confirmed the lease, saying the international bank planned to move into the new and larger headquarters shortly after a fit-out.

The landmark Rialto tower, formerly wedged at the “western edge” of the CBD – now finds itself at about the city centre, if you factor Docklands as part of the central business district.

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