420 Spencer St, West Melbourne (Autumn 2003)

Digital InnovationsPreservation, Victoria

ADS is currently involved in a major preservation battle with developers over the Streamline Moderne building at 420 Spencer Street.

A proposal to demolish the building and replace it with a 26-storey apartment tower has been approved by the Minister of Planning. ADS has lodged an appeal with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), as have the Melbourne Council and the Northwest Association, representing the residents.

ADS was recently successful in having 420 Spencer Street listed by the National Trust. Whilst this listing does not provide any formal safeguards, it is an important step in the recognition of the value of the building.420Spencer