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1048 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon


1048-1060 Mt Alexander Road

  • Architect

    Clarke Hopkins Clarke

  • Council

    Moonee Valley Council

  • Location

    1048-1060 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon

  • Contact

    Sam D'Amico


Development Summary

ratio: was pleased to be involved with an application designed by ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects for a seven storey mixed use building containing ground level shop and 95 apartments, including a mix of one, two and three bedrooms.

ratio: worked diligently with Council to obtain officer support. As a result of this hard work, the Councillors supported the application at a full Council meeting.

Despite an appeal being lodged by objectors, ratio: was again able to negotiate with the neighbours to ensure the matter was resolved at a compulsory conference, avoiding the need for a full hearing.

The challenges that surrounded the development were largely around the height of the building being 2 storeys above the existing Design and Development Overlay, which recommends a maximum height of 5 storeys, as well s constraints created by existing adjoining developments.