Sunday 15 November 2015

You Read It Here First

Back on 1st November we published an article about the fuss caused by a builder leaving two underground car parking levels out of their new city skyscraper near the market.

The car parks were in the building approval but never constructed and the city was trying to work out what penalties should be applied. We wrote "One suggestion offered to is that they could be required to build two levels of basement parking at a nearby location - maybe under A, B, C sheds at QVM?"

Well, Councillor Kathy Watts has prepared a motion for next Tuesday's meeting of the  Future Melbourne Committee which includes the following proposal -
"1. The developer will have to provide or purchase the equivalent number of parking spaces of the same dimension as those under the plan elsewhere in the CBD. "

We like the idea Councillor.