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1026 Doncaster Road, Doncaster


1026-1030 Doncaster Road

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  • Client

    JD Group P/L

  • Council

    City of Manningham

  • Location

    1026-1030 Doncaster Road, Doncaster

  • Contact

    William Bromhead


Development Summary

Construction of a 6-storey residential building, including 106 one, two and three bedroom apartments over basement level parking.  The development is designed to front both Doncaster Road and Blackburn Road. 

The site presented a unique development opportunity for the construction of a multi-storey residential building.
ratio: worked closely with Rothe Lowman Architects P/L through the design development stage to realise the approval of a high quality residential development of architectural excellence.
Of note, the site is affected by a number of prescriptive planning controls contained within the Manningham Planning Scheme, with the Design and Development Overlay recommending a 11.0 metre maximum building height for the site.
The challenge for the team was to convince VCAT of the merit of a taller building on this strategic development site. The application was ultimately supported by VCAT, with approval granted in May 2016. Despite the recommended 11.0 metre height restriction for the site, the Tribunal was supportive of a development with a maximum overall height of 16.72 metres.