VCAT to Decide Fate of Dimmeys Richmond Store Soon

THE Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal needs more time to decide whether to allow the construction of a 10-level apartment tower atop Richmond’s iconic Dimmeys shopping centre.

After meeting this month VCAT is scheduling another date to debate the 82-unit proposal, which is slightly lower density than a Heritage Victoria endorsed 11-level proposal – rejected by the City of Yarra council in February.

Both HV and council voiced concerns about a previous proposal lodged in early-2010 which would have seen the south-west corner of the 140 – 160 Swan Street site replaced with two apartment towers, the tallest rising 11 levels.

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