The first phase of a $1.2 billion prefabricated apartment block is set for a site in Melbourne’s west.
Key points:The project will include a building that will be built in the middle of a street and be linked to the road in MelbourneCity planning body has said it would be one of the largest of its kind in the worldConstruction is set in the suburb of East Grinstead in Victoria’s inner westThe site will be the site of a residential developmentThe project has been proposed for a block of land in East Grforth.
It will have a building, which is designed to be connected to the street and linked to a new bridge.
It has been approved by a planning body which includes the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD), the Australian Building and Construction Trades Union (ABCTU), the Victorian Building and Designers Guild (VBDG) and the Victorian Council of Social Services (VCSS).
Construction is due to begin later this year.
The ABC understands the project will be one the largest in the country.
“The new project will provide a new home for people with disabilities and low-income families and it will provide an opportunity for people to live in the suburbs and connect to the city,” Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews said.
“There will be a community development element.”
Construction is expected to start later this month.
The site was previously vacant.
The project is set as a public-private partnership between the Victorian Government and a Melbourne-based company, TPG Construction.ABC Radio Melbourne has been told that it will have one of Australia’s largest buildings in the city.
The company has been asked to build a prefabs for apartments and a residential tower at the site.TPG Construction has been granted planning permission for the project, and the ABC understands that the company will have the building on its site.