Feedback to be sought on Dimmeys proposal
1 Oct 2010 Edition
Council is expected to seek community feedback on a proposed redevelopment of the Dimmeys site in Cremorne before the end of the year.
Developer Richmond Icon Pty Ltd has applied for a planning permit for a residential development involving an 11-storey oval-shaped building at the south-western corner of the site. The Dimmeys clocktower and Swan Street facade would be retained and
refurbished, and one major retailer would operate from the Swan Street ground floor.
Council is seeking more information from the developer including traffic and urban design reports. Once that information is received, the application will be placed on public exhibition for 28 days during which people who believe they may be affected by the
proposal will be able to make submissions to Council. A public information session, open to anyone interested, would also be held.
In August, Heritage Victoria issued a permit for the 11-storey redevelopment. The applicant was required to apply for a permit from Heritage Victoria (as well as from Council) because the Dimmeys building is on the Victorian Heritage Register.
In its submission to Heritage Victoria, Council argued the tower be lowered by one level so the clocktower’s landmark qualities of the clocktower were respected. When Council comes to assess the proposal, it will be considering matters such as its
urban design qualities, impact on surrounding amenity and car parking provisions.
For more information, contact Paul Wood, Principal Planner, on 9205 5373 or at Paul.Wood@yarracity.vic.gov.au
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