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High-rise boom in Melbourne

28 May 2015 by News Desk

property_highrise-towersVictoria’s Planning Minister has approved seven new apartment towers for Fishermans Bend in Melbourne.

Richard Wynne has signed off on four towers up to 51 storeys high in South Melbourne’s Johnson Street. He has also approved two towers – 39 and 49 storeys high – for Normanby Road, and a 12-storey tower in Salmon Street.

The new high-rise towers are needed, say government officials, to cope with an expected rise in population. Around 80,000 people will be living in Fishermans Bend in the next 15 years, according to government forecasts.

The State Government is now working on a public transport solution for the area. “If you are going to have 80,000 people living here, a public transport link is going to be necessary,” said Richard Wynne. “These are very big projects and they will take time to construct.”

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