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 …

420 Spencer St, West Melbourne (Spring 2003)

Great News! This elegant 1937 Streamline Moderne building in West Melbourne was threatened with demolition. ADS joined with the Melbourne Council and the Northwest Association in opposing the demolition permit, and succeeded in having the permit revoked at a VCAT hearing. This was a great result for the Council’s planning process and for confirmation of the value of heritage listing …

420 Spencer St, West Melbourne (Autumn 2003)

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 …

420 Spencer St, West Melbourne (Spring 2002)

Located on the corner of Dudley St, 420 Spencer is the best example of Streamline Moderne in West Melbourne. Melbourne City Council has a height limit of 8 storeys in this precinct. However, an application has been made for its demolition and replacement with a 26 storey apartment tower with a total floor space of 25,500 square metres. Under Victorian …