New State Government and City of Melbourne planning committee

Planning Minister Justin Madden has announced details of a new joint State Government and City of Melbourne committee that will assess developments larger than 25,000 square metres. The Central City Standing Advisory Committee will give the City of Melbourne greater involvement in major planning decisions in the CBD. Members of the committee are:

  • Mr David Buckingham (Chair);
  • Ms Chris Gallagher (Victorian Government);
  • Ms Gaye McKenzie (Victorian Government);
  • Mr Rodger Eade (Victorian Government Alternate Member);
  • Prof Rob Adams (City of Melbourne);
  • Cr Peter Clarke (City of Melbourne); and
  • Cr Jennifer Kanis (City of Melbourne alternate member).

The first applications to be assessed by the Committee will be 80 Collins Street and the former Naval and Military Club, 23-35 Little Collins Street.

Le-Louvre, 74 Collins Street

Le Louvre, 74 Collins Street [Source: National Trust]

In a related article, The Age reports on the emerging heritage debate over the future of the ‘Paris end’ of Collins Street.

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