Topping off Voyager
By Spencer Fowler Steen
Dockland’s newest apartment tower, Voyager, has topped out ahead of its official completion later this year.
On March 11, Minister for Planning Richard Wynne joined the project’s developer Mirvac CEO Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, and Mirvac’s head of residential, Stuart Penklis to celebrate the milestone at a special ceremony.
Soaring 43 levels above Yarra’s Edge, at 138 metres, Voyager is now the tallest building in Docklands eclipsing Victoria Point on Harbour Esplanade (128 metres).
The building’s residents will be able to enjoy the first ever rooftop lifestyle space in the precinct, just a stone’s throw away from the popular Wharf Club at Yarra’s Edge.
Speaking at the ceremony on March 11,
Richard Wynne said Mirvac’s latest tower was another “extraordinary achievement”.
“For so long, we as a community actually turned our back on the river,” he said.
“If you look just across the way there, what do you see, you see sheds. Run down, pretty ordinary structures. This is what this area was 25 to 30 years ago.”
“I do remember we were down here in 2019, and let me tell you, it was freezing cold, and it was mud up to your knees, and I said ‘oh my god, how’s this ever going to get completed?’ And yet, here it is today.”
According to Mirvac, construction of Voyager was not impacted by the pandemic despite the reduced numbers of workers on site.
Residencies were snatched up throughout COVID-19, with more than three-quarters sold in mid-March •