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Sky-farm in the works for Docklands

27 Feb 2019

An old car-park in the Docklands end of Flinders St may be turned into a “sky-farm”, if authorities approve a plan submitted for the works last year.

A planning application was submitted in August last year to turn the top of a 10-storey car park at 671-701 Flinders St into a “working farm, nursery, shop, cafe, event and educational space.

The applicant, Biofilta, has design and engineering sustainability projects in place around Melbourne and the world – including at Birrarung Marr and Fitzroy Gardens.

But it is unclear whether the application will be accepted, sent back for changes or rejected outright as there were 34 objections to the application.

The objections were largely from locals living in apartments around the site. Their concerns concerned privacy, noise, traffic, security, odours, light pollution and waste management.

The hours of operation for the space were defined typically as between 9am and midnight, but with room to operate until 3am on occasions.

The event space would have room for 500 patrons.

There would also be a greenhouse, solar energy and a bee-hive garden.

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