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Old July 19th, 2018, 09:23 AM   #121
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More high-rise apartments planned for Irving Avenue, Box Hill

A ONCE-quiet Box Hill street could be crammed with 350 apartments if plans for a fourth apartment block are approved.

The booming suburb has been dubbed Melbourne’s second CBD and is home to the tallest Victorian building outside the CBD — the 115m Whitehorse Towers.

Construction is already underway on three high-rise apartment blocks in Irving Avenue Box Hill, with plans for a fourth just submitted to Whitehorse Council.

The plans are for a 15-storey building at 21-23 Irving Ave, on the corner of Shipley St, where two homes now stand.

It would comprise a cafe, 113 apartments and 121 carparking spaces.

The $25 million development would feature a curved design, reaching a peak height of 49.3m on the corner of the block.

Construction is wrapping up on a seven-storey apartment building at 19 Irving Ave, and a 10-storey building is also being built at 15-17 Irving Ave, comprising 96 apartments.

And a nine-level building is being erected down the road at 5-7 Irving Ave.

Just 250m away on Nelson St, construction is starting on a 20-storey apartment building.

Irving Ave sits within the Residential Growth Zone — Schedule 3 in Whitehorse Planning Scheme.

It’s close to Box Hill’s hospitals, shopping district and railway station.

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Old October 9th, 2018, 02:02 AM   #122
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Box Hill to get another 30-storey tower after VCAT dispute



ANOTHER 30-storey tower is on the way to Box Hill, following a dispute between the developer and Whitehorse Council.

What appears to be a misunderstanding over Panorama Investment’s offer to make 10 of its 382 apartments “affordable housing” has led to the building being approved at VCAT without the council’s consent.

The council granted a permit in December last year for a tower at 826-834 Whitehorse Rd, with one of the many requirements being at least 10 apartments be transferred to a registered Housing Association, to the council’s satisfaction.

But after the permit was issued, Panorama Investment argued it had never agreed to those conditions, having proposed it simply sell the 10 apartments “at a discounted price to purchasers who might ordinarily be unable to purchase dwellings in Box Hill”.

When the disagreement went before the tribunal in August, member Alison Glynn found the conditions imposed by the council were “different” and “un-agreed” to what had been discussed with Panorama.

The council then demanded the tribunal cancel the permit.

But Ms Glynn ruled the application could have been granted without the affordable housing requirement, according to the planning regulations, and approved the building.

The building will contain 382 apartments, as well as offices and retail space on the ground floor.

Whitehorse is one of six councils that makes up the Eastern Affordable Housing Alliance pushing for more affordable housing.

Housing Choices managing director Michael Lennon said the organisation supported the council’s effort to include affordable housing and was “ keen to work with developers to explore future options available”.

“Exclusionary zoning and planning mechanisms are reasonable and appropriate methods to increase the supply of affordable housing in Melbourne, which is so desperately needed.”

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Old October 21st, 2018, 02:27 PM   #123
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16-18 Spring Street going to start soon

Contract Signed for Mixed Use Zone in Box Hill

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Orion International Group has signed a contract with Box Hill Institute for the development of a prime 2,600sqm site located at 16-18 Spring Street, Box Hill. The site will be home to a leading edge, purpose built nurse training facility and a mixed use, high quality development.

For over 15 years, Orion International Group has been developing a variety of residential land and commercial developments in local and overseas projects. It has appointed Architect Elenberg Fraser and Health Care Architect Silver Thomas Hanley to lead the design of the Spring Street site development. RCP (Vic) are the development and project managers for the development.

The Spring Street site has been rezoned to a Mixed Use site. The development will include:

4 basement levels for resident and Box Hill Institute car parking, bicycle parking, storage and services
A four storey podium including an active frontage at ground floor level and nurse training facilities for Box Hill Institute
A residential development of up to 29 storeys (in total height) above the podium
A traffic management plan for the site
A landscape plan

Construction is scheduled to commence in early 2019 with the development feted for completion by early 2021.
https://www.boxhill.edu.au/news/cont...e-in-box-hill/

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Old October 21st, 2018, 02:34 PM   #124
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Haven't quite figured out what this tower is yet. Thought it was the same as above but design and developer doesn't match up

from Poly Holdings: https://polyholdings.com.au/development



Apparently on wellington Road

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Old November 20th, 2018, 01:12 AM   #125
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Spotted this last Sunday: St Paul's Lutheran Church, but not for long:

"A Hong Kong-based developer has made its first foray into the Melbourne property market, paying $29.5 million for St Paul’s Lutheran Church on Station Street, Box Hill.
The church, on 2597 square metres at 711 Station Street, is just one block from Whitehorse Road and surrounded by apartment buildings. ....

The Lutherans decided to move from their busy Box Hill position because, even on Sundays, the traffic jams make church-going a challenge. They have already bought the heritage-listed modernist St James church at 1201-1205 Riversdale Road, Box Hill South, and will move in the second half of 2019.
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SMH 20 Oct 2018 https://www.smh.com.au/business/comp...18-p50ah2.html


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Old December 1st, 2018, 02:42 AM   #126
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Confirmed this is 14 Wellington Road Box Hill

Aged care development from Poly Holdings, 26 and 28 levels respectively

https://epweb.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/...aspx?Id=882826

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Old December 1st, 2018, 02:43 AM   #127
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And a quick update on the state of Box Hill Developments

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Old December 1st, 2018, 04:00 AM   #128
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"Feast today, famine tomorrow" is the perfect description to what's happening in Melbourne. Fill every sport of the city with one-bedroom apartments that tomorrow will be completely empty. Definitely not the best and wisest way to go thinking on the overall future (and also present) and not just on the quick money. It's only a personal opinion, but it always makes me angry how shortsighted and careless are "the modern leaders", can't help it.

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Man, east central tower is yuck too.
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"Feast today, famine tomorrow" is the perfect description to what's happening in Melbourne. Fill every sport of the city with one-bedroom apartments that tomorrow will be completely empty. Definitely not the best and wisest way to go thinking on the overall future (and also present) and not just on the quick money. It's only a personal opinion, but it always makes me angry how shortsighted and careless are "the modern leaders", can't help it.
One may have issues with aspects of design quality and the right mix - however to think that Melbourne at 6,7,8 million people is going to have towers of empty 1 bedroom apartments is ridiculous.
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Man, east central tower is yuck too.
What's wrong with it?

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What's wrong with it?

Okay, my bad. Got the wrong one. That's alright
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Old December 2nd, 2018, 12:38 AM   #133
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One may have issues with aspects of design quality and the right mix - however to think that Melbourne at 6,7,8 million people is going to have towers of empty 1 bedroom apartments is ridiculous.
Sure, because everyone knows that families of 3 to 4 members usually live in one-bedroom apartments... Growing for the fact of growing and with no control is a serious issue mid/long term.
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Sure, because everyone knows that families of 3 to 4 members usually live in one-bedroom apartments... Growing for the fact of growing and with no control is a serious issue mid/long term.
You are aware of the fact that single-person households exist? Old and younger couples are also often happy enough in single bedroom set-ups.

I'm not disagreeing about the importance of achieving the right mix of stock. Nonetheless, little if any of this 1 BR stock will be empty in future as you have claimed.
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There is a tower being built near the train station on Station St which i presume is One of the bigger ones around 100m. They have chosen this awful "poo brown" glass. Looks absolutely disgusting..
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I’m confused. These developments in Box Hill and elsewhere have plenty of two and three bedroom apartments..........did I miss something?
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Wouldn’t building 1 bedroom houses to satisfy the demand by those who purchase these make less sense or be more shortsighted. That’s even before looking at the mix of no of beds on offer.
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"Feast today, famine tomorrow" is the perfect description to what's happening in Melbourne. Fill every sport of the city with one-bedroom apartments that tomorrow will be completely empty.
I don't see the immigration tap being turned off any time soon, especially not with Prime Minister Bill Shorten taking over from May 2019 (), hence there will never be any shortage of people willing to fill any quantity of shoebox sized studio apartments.

For as long as that tap is on, all that you need to do is make small periodic adjustments to the housing supply tap to control the level of demand for particular types of dwellings.

Heck even if it will one day cost $700/wk to rent one of these studio apartments, there are still plenty of people who will be happy to live in one of them with three other people in bunk beds if it's the cheapest living option available.
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I don't see the immigration tap being turned off any time soon, especially not with Prime Minister Bill Shorten taking over from May 2019 (), hence there will never be any shortage of people willing to fill any quantity of shoebox sized studio apartments.

For as long as that tap is on, all that you need to do is make small periodic adjustments to the housing supply tap to control the level of demand for particular types of dwellings.

Heck even if it will one day cost $700/wk to rent one of these studio apartments, there are still plenty of people who will be happy to live in one of them with three other people in bunk beds if it's the cheapest living option available.
And if people are happy to live in them like that what's it got to do with you?
Why do you even care?

I struggle to understand why some people want to live in sprawling 5 bedroom houses out in Point Cook but I don't begrudge them CHOOSING that.
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And if people are happy to live in them like that what's it got to do with you?
Why do you even care?

I struggle to understand why some people want to live in sprawling 5 bedroom houses out in Point Cook but I don't begrudge them CHOOSING that.
You really must be bored to be floating around the forums trying to find anything posted by me to troll
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