Plans have been submitted to the State Government for an 81-storey skyscraper in Southbank, Melbourne.
The plans were submitted by an anonymous company thought to be associated with Giuseppe “Joe” Catalfamo, owner of Tasman Market Fresh Meats and member of the Business Review Weekly’s Rich 200 list.
The new building at 334 City Road will be located behind the Melbourne Convention Centre, between the freeway and Clarendon Street, and it is expected to be 270 metres above the West Gate Freeway.
The high-rise is set to cost $200 million, and will include: 119 square metres of retail space on the ground floor, 578 two-to-three bedroom units and apartments, a 198-room hotel and 154 car spaces.
The concrete and metal declinate building has been designed by Hayball architects, who have also designed the Library at the Dock in Docklands, as well as the Enterprise Centre at Camberwell High School.
The high-rise design joins a list of proposed skyscrapers intending to line south of the Yarra River near the Eureka Tower, Melbourne’s tallest structure.
Among the grand apartments expected for Melbourne is the controversial Australia 108 tower with completion expected in 2019. A 274-metre tower has been proposed for Power Street, and another 276-metre tower is awaiting approval for Queensbridge Street.
The Newsroom contacted Rochelle Jackson, the media advisor for Minister for Planning Matthew Guy. Ms Jackson said she was unable to discuss specific details as “the building has not yet been approved.” – Simone Poole
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