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Housing development proposed on old soap headquarters

A proposal has been put in to build 258 triple storey townhouses around an old industrial site in Port Melbourne.

A proposal has been put in to build 258 triple storey townhouses around an old industrial site in Port Melbourne, the Age has reported.




If accepted, the houses will be built partly out of listed buildings and around these listed buildings on the site that used to be the headquarters for soap company Symex.




The site is part of the Fishermans Bend area, which the Baillieu government recently decided would be classed as within the boundaries of Port Melbourne. This meant that Fishermans Bend has become part of Port Melbourne suburbia, making it one of five new suburbs that have been taken from Southbank and Docklands to join Port Melbourne.




Planning minister Matthew Guy is currently reviewing the plans.




Mr Guy also recently announced that he would like it to be possible to gain contributions for apartment buildings in urban renewal and inner suburban areas. Fishermans Bend is one such area that could benefit from these contributions.




Posted by Steve Douglas



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