Key Fishermans Bend site up for sale

Key Fishermans Bend site up for sale
Brendan Rees

A key parcel of land within the growing Fishermans Bend precinct corridor is up for sale, just 18 months after developers received approval to build a $150 million tower.

The site at 13-33 Hartley St was initially slated for a 50-storey mixed-used building proposing to house 370 apartments, as well as office and retail spaces, a podium, pool, lobby, library, and an outdoor terrace.   

The City of Melbourne endorsed the plans in February with a permit granted to demolish the existing buildings on-site to make way for the 164-metre tower.

Located next to the Westgate Fwy and Yarra River, the proposal also set aside land for a public park and a new road as part of the future vision of Fishermans Bend – Australia’s largest urban renewal project.

While the reasons behind the decision to sell remain undisclosed, the permit for a 50-storey tower would be on offer for the next buyer.

Gorman Allard Shelton is managing the sale of the 6714-square-metre site with expressions of interest having closed on September 7.

“The property is being offered for sale individually or in one-line with adjoining 95-97 Lorimer St, Docklands,” Gorman Allard Shelton said.

At the time the proposed tower was approved, Deputy Lord Mayor Nicholas Reece said council planners had worked with the applicant over several years.

Two per cent of the dwellings [or seven apartments] was also to be gifted by the developer to a housing provider as social housing.

Gorman Allard Shelton was contacted for comment. •


Caption: An artist’s impression of a proposed office and retail tower in Fishermans Bend.

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