Towers approved by Matthew Guy


January 26, 2017

This list tracks the buildings above 25,000sqm in the City of Melbourne that have been approved by Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy since 2009.

Proposals awaiting Minister's decision

CUB site: 77 level tower with over 1000 apartments that would over-shadow State Library Forecourt. See The Age. See City of Melbourne officer report.

Forum Theatre: David Marriner hotel tower at the rear of The Forum that was strongly opposed by City of Melbourne.

447 Collins St: proposal to over-shadow the Yarra with a $1 billion mixed use tower on the site of the Suncorp Tower. See officer report.

250 Sturt St: tower proposed by Lloyd Williams' Hudson Conway.

374-380 Latrobe St: changes to permit of 211 metre building expanding to 728 apartment and adding hotel. See City of Melbourne officer report.

224-252 Latrobe St: 286m tower with 1068 apartments over 84 levels. City of Melbourne supports with conditions. See officer report.

21 Power St Freshwater Place hotel proposal: 273m apartment and hotel complex across 71 levels. See City of Melbourne officer report opposing it.

97-111 Franklin St: 63 level mixed use tower with most unusual design. Supported by City of Melbourne in this officer report.

710 Collins St: Equiset office tower strongly opposed in this City of Melbourne officer report.

85 Spring St: demolish of Esanda building and construction of 170m residential tower with 303 apartments over 46 levels. Strongly opposed by City of Melbourne. See officer report.

2014

250 Spencer St: 4 separate towers over 200m approved at The Age site. Listen to 3AW interview.


Mirvac's Riverside Quay office building for PwC. See press release.

420 Spencer Street: 32 storeys and 368 apartments approved on "Super Tuesday". See The Age.

464 Collins St: 55 level wafer thin tower for Grollo family company Equiset opposite the Rialto. See The Age

395 Dockland Drive: 18-storey, 360-unit tower improved on "Super Tuesday" in February. See The Age.

A'Beckett Street: 63-storey, 632-unit tower will reportedly cost $164 million. See The Age.

398 Elizabeth Street: will see a strip of shop fronts replaced by 466 apartments over 55 storeys, at a cost of $135 million. See The Age.

108 Southbank Boulevarde: the Southern Hemisphere's tallest residential tower. Approved in June 2014 at 319-metres for Singaporean developer Aspial. The $900-million Australia 108 project will be Australia's first 100-storey building. See The AFR.
Changed hands for $14.2m in 2008, then sold with permit for 312-metre tower to Aspial for $42.3m in 2013.

9-23 Mackenzie St, Melbourne: 38 floors, $120m residential investment approved in September 2014.

28-66 Dorcas St, Southbank: two 24 level residential towers with 492 apartments. City of Melbourne opposed.

605 Lonsdale St: 158m tall residential tower with 402 apartments.


8-54 Digital Drive, Docklands: 2 towers, 24 & 13 storeys, and a total of 261 apartments, $78m value.

84 Queensbridge St Southbank: 185m apartment tower over 54 storeys.


Victoria One Tower: 241 metres and 75 storeys. "Unique, bold, more jobs." said the Minister on Twitter..

2013

555 Collins Street: bought by developer Harry Stamoulis in 2003 for $38 million. Sold for a reported $78 million in May 2014 to Singaporean firm Fragrance after Mr Guy unilaterally lifted the prohibition on overshadowing the Yarra if an "iconic" commercial tower was built. See Fairfax piece.

2012

35 Spring St: apartment tower developed by CBUS.

450 Elizabeth Street: a 62 storey 197m residential building delivering 541 apartments. See Minister's Media Release.

64 A'Beckett Street: bought in 2009 for $11 million and flipped for almost $27 million to Singaporean firm Aspial after Mr Guy granted approval for 48 levels on the site. See The Age.