An online campaign has accused Victoria’s planning regime of being “totalitarian” following the rejection of the latest design proposal for 447 Collins St. in Melbourne.
The Collins Street "pantscraper" will go ahead after the Andrews government reached an agreement with developer Cbus Property to cut more than 20 metres from the top of the interconnected twin towers.
Woods Bagot and Shop Architects will reduce the height of their commercial tower design for 447 Collins Street to minimise overshadowing over the Yarra River and appease Victorian Planning.
Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle says his council should be given the right to approve major skyscrapers, after Planning Minister Richard Wynne blocked a $1.25 billion twin-tower project which would have seen a new park on Collins Street.
Victorian planning minister Richard Wynne has signed off on a controversial $1.25 billion tower in Melbourne’s CBD after the developers agreed to lop 22 metres – six floors – off its height.
Approval granted after developer agrees to reduce height to 41 storeys. A $1.3 billion tower proposed for Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD dubbed the “pantscraper” has been given the go-ahead after the developer agreed to reduce its height by six floors.
A $1.3 billion tower proposed for Collins Street in Melbourne's CBD dubbed the "pantscraper" has been given the go-ahead after the developer agreed to reduce its height by six floors.
Cbus Property is expected to kick-off construction of its $1.3 billion Collins Street skyscraper before the end of the year after Victorian planning minister Richard Wynne reached agreement with the developer on a...