Construction of Camberwell Station Village Delayed, Melbourne

CONSTRUCTION of a contentious Camberwell apartment project dubbed by locals as “Melbourne’s ugliest tower” is now not likely to start until at least next year.

State government agency VicTrack, with private developer Tenterfield, spent ten years pushing through a $100 million mixed used village, The Place, to replace land atop the Camberwell train station, east of Burke Road.

The Place was approved by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal last April – just seven months before the controversial state government planning policy it relied on, Melbourne 2030, was shredded by the new Baillieu government.

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Controversial Planning Policy Claims Eastern Suburbs Most Prized Development Site

Geoffrey RushTHE CONTENTIOUS planning policy that eastern suburb-based actor Geoffrey Rush warned in 2004 “would fundamentally alter the tone and character of Melbourne in a way that I don’t believe people are quite aware of” has finally claimed the eastern suburb’s most prized development site.

The Camberwell Station redevelopment – one of the earliest and highest profile planning disputes to arise after the 2002 Melbourne 2030 blueprint (since turned into the Melbourne @ 5 Million planning policy) – should see construction start this year.

Boutique builder Arno (a brand of the developer reported previously as Tenterfield) is accepting registrations of interest for apartments in a major new development, The Place.

 

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