420 Spencer St, West Melbourne (April 2006)

Following the extended and successful battle in 2003 to retain the building, another development proposal has been lodged. It would result in reduced height (from the original proposal of 26 storeys down to 13 storeys) and would retain the facade of the original building to a depth of approximately one metre.

The Department of Sustainability & Environment is the responsible planning authority as the proposed building exceeds 25,000 square metres. The proposal for development will be advertised soon and will be opposed by the City of Melbourne on the grounds that the height of the building is excessive for this site.420Spencer