New 11-Storey and Eight-Storey Apartment Earmarked For Outgoing Dimmeys Richmond Site

Dimmeys RichmondPLANS to redevelop Richmond’s outgoing Dimmeys store into two apartment buildings, rising eight and 11 stories, have been critised by locals.

The new proposal, which replaces one last year whereby just a nine level building would be developed on the site, has been lodged by Richmond Icon, a development company associated with Melbourne’s wealthy Liberman family.

Richmond Icon paid Dimmeys $16 million for the outgoing site in 2008.

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VCAT to Decide High Rise Prahran Apartment Tower

PLANS to redevelop Prahran’s former Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind office into a nine-level apartment building have been rejected by the Stonnington City Council, and will be decided by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
The prominent 85 – 97A High Street office will be demolished and replaced with a $25 million, 108-unit complex, under a proposal by the site’s new owner.
The project would be the tallest apartment tower in Prahran, outside of public housing complexes at the Bangs and Horace Petty estates, which soar 16 levels.

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Stonnington City Council Approves 227 Toorak Road Redevelopment

ANZ’s former data centre building in Toorak Road is to be demolished and replaced with a $100 million luxury apartment tower.
Stonnington City Council this week approved the demolition of the 227 Toorak Road office, which ANZ sold for $33 million in 2007 to Little Project Developments, the construction company of Toll Holdings chief, Paul Little.
The redevelopment will see all Toorak Road car access closed off permanently. The apartment tower that will replace the ANZ office, will be set back 45 metres from the road.

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Another Apartment Tower Earmarked For Behind Melbourne High School

ANOTHER week, and another high rise apartment project has been unveiled in South Yarra.
This time, the former Kookai office and warehouse at 50 Claremont Street will be demolished, and replaced with a 20-level, 188-unit apartment building, designed by architect Bird de la Coeur, with interiors by Hassell.
Many of the units in the $110 million Claremont South Yarra development will offer unobstructed city and township views over Melbourne High School.

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High Rise Apartments Planned For Prominent Site, Opposite Flemington Racecourse Entrance

FOR the week of the Spring Racing Carnival, it’s arguably Melbourne’s busiest roundabout.
But when revellers return to the races next year – things could very different at the frantic intersection of Ascot Vale, Epsom and Racecourse roads, near the main Flemington Racecourse entrance.
The owner of the prominent 1 Ascot Vale Road site, Flemington Development Company, is preparing to lodge plans to develop an environmentally sustainable 20-level apartment tower, on what is now the Racecourse Tavern, Epsom Bistro, a bottle shop, motel and car park. 

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