Salta Looks to Build on More Land Around Victoria Gardens, Richmond

LOCAL developer Salta is pushing ahead with plans to build apartments on undeveloped pieces of land immediately surrounding the Victoria Gardens shopping centre, on the Richmond riverfront.

It’s applied to the Yarra City Council to build 405 flats within new complexes between 25 – 35 River Boulevard and at 15 Christine Crescent. The proposed developments would add 480 permanent car spaces and 30 visitor spots to the area, which is not serviced by a train.

Salta acquired the former Melbourne Fire Brigade land where Victoria Gardens was built in stages. With its last major purchase in 2004, it seized control of every corner at the busy intersection of Burnley, Walmer and Victoria streets.

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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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One in Seven Dwellings Within City of Yarra Now Public Housing

FOURTEEN per cent, or one in seven dwellings within the City of Yarra council zone is now allocated as public housing.

According to council, there are 5039 public homes out of 35,960 dwellings within the council area – which encapsulates inner-city suburbs of Abbotsford, Carlton North, Collingwood and Clifton Hill.

This compares to mid-2006, when 4923 dwellings (or 13 per cent of homes) were allocated as public housing.

The number of social dwellings is set to surge within the council area – and throughout metropolitan Melbourne and Victoria – according to agents, architects, builders and planners who agree a commission flat building-boom is starting.

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Rove McManus Lists Richmond Home For Sale

Entertainer Rove McManus is taking advantage of the mismatch between Australian and United States property prices, listing his grand $3.5 million Richmond home for sale – after recently spending $1.2 million on a Los Angeles one.

Howlands, on Docker Street sits on a 383 square metre block and includes four bedrooms, a study, pool and cellar

Neighbours tell Secret Agent the home has quietly been marketed for private sale since earlier this year. However Howlands will now be auctioned via Jellis Craig Richmond.

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Rove McManus sells Richmond mansion for $3.4 million

ENTERTAINER Rove McManus has sold his Richmond home for $3.4 million – returning a nifty profit on the $1.9 million he paid in 2003.

McManus, who recently moved to the US and paid $1.2 million for a house in Hollywood, listed the 144-year old Docker Street home for sale earlier this year.

It was advertised to sell for about $3.5 million, and was deemed “on the market” when bidding hit $3.31 million.

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Colonial Sells Richmond Office For $18.35 Million

INTERESTS associated with Perth based Property Bank Australia and Security Capital Corporation have paid $18.35 million for a 5122 square metre office building in Richmond.

Building 8 of 658 Church Street was offloaded by Colonial First State Global Asset Management. The asset is fully leased to DDB and Optus (trading as Uecomm).

Based on the annual net rent of $1.637 million, the asset sold on a yield of 8.9 per cent.

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Salta Buys Residential Development Site in Congested Inner-City Precinct

IN PEAK hour, in a car and behind the crammed trams – the retail strip that is Victoria Street, where Richmond meets Abbotsford can be one of the most congested roads in Melbourne to drive through.

And traffic is expected to move a bit slower in coming years, as more residents move to Victoria Street, in complexes being developed on the former Going Going Gone site, the Honeywell office site, and another property opposite the Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre, on the south-west corner of Burnley Street.

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Richmond’s Fields Knitting Mills Factory to be Redeveloped into $60 Million Apartment Complex

RICHMOND’s former Fields Knitting Mills factory, in Lord Street, Melbourne, is set to be redeveloped into a $60 million, six-level apartment complex.

Developer W Property Group said 85 per cent of the 88 units available in the Cirque complex have sold – enough to satisfy the bank’s tight funding requirements, and get construction started by July.

Oliver Hume Real Estate marketing agent Cameron Clarke said the oversized apartment shells were a contributing factor to Cirque’s success.

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Lease at Frank Costa’s Richmond Office to An Ex AFL President

Frank CostaKEEPING it in the AFL family, a company chaired by former Melbourne Football Club president Paul Gardner has leased offices at a Richmond project being developed by the current president of the Geelong Football Club, Frank Costa.

Financial services group Grey Australia New Zealand, of which Mr Gardner is an executive, will lease 940 square metres, being the entire second level, at Mr Costa’s 4 – 12 Amsterdam Street development, at the Cremorne end of the trendy inner-city suburb.

Market rents at the new three-storey building are between $300 and $320 per square metre, per annum.

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Salta to Start Construction at Derelict Richmond Corner at Last

CONSTRUCTION of a new apartment tower at the busy intersection of Burnley and Victoria streets, in Richmond, is set to start this year, after developer Salta achieved enough apartment pre-sales to get its $100 million aplacetolive project out of the ground.

Marketing of Sienna, the second of four apartment building within the aplacetolive project, is now underway. Almost all of the 88 units in the first building, Jade, have sold.

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Prominent Site Opposite Victoria Gardens, Richmond, to be Developed at Last

SALTA Properties is looking to develop one of the several properties it owns around the busy corner of Victoria and Burnley streets, at the suburb border of Richmond and Abbotsford.
The Yarra City Council has granted Salta approval to build a $100 million apartment and townhouse project between 10 – 30 Burnley Street Richmond, and opposite the Burnley Street entrance of the Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre, which Salta owns with Centro Properties Group.
The development will include 355 apartments across a suite of individual buildings with distinct identities: Jade at 10 Burnley Street, Ruby at 20 Burnley Street, Ivory at 28 Burnley Street and Sienna at 30 Burnley Street. 

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