South Yarra’s Newest Skyscraper Set to Rise From Claremont Street

SOUTH Yarra’s latest skyscraper is set to rise from a site near the Melbourne High School oval.

Icon Construction plans to replace a former factory at 45 Claremont Street with SEE, a 15-level, 74-unit apartment tower.

The $34 million complex will include a landscaped rooftop terrace and BBQ area, as well an enclosed timber and steel pergola, with an open air fireplace and communal entertaining area.

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Victorian Government to Hand Over One of Melbourne’s Largest Undeveloped Central Sites

THE State Government of Victoria is formalising a plan to redevelop one of central Melbourne’s largest undeveloped sites, at the riverfront junction the CBD merges with Southbank and Docklands.

Between the Mission to Seafarers building at the corner of Wurundjeri Way and Siddeley Street, and stretching almost the length to the Charles Grimes Bridge, the massive 1.24 hectare site, accommodating old industrial sheds in a precinct called Flinders Wharf, has a 230 metre frontage to the Yarra River.

A Registration of Interest campaign was quietly launched by the government this week, seeking advice from consultants and developers to propose a new future for the site, likely to incorporate offices, shops and apartment towers, possibly with a component of affordable and social housing.

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