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12 May 2017

A proposal by casino operator Crown to build Australia’s tallest building, One Queensbridge is set to bypass all normal planning processes.

Concerns of Southbank residents appear to have fallen on deaf ears. The Government has declared this a “project of state significance”, allowing it to push through an approval without the usual scrutiny.

See the recent story on ABC’s 7:30 here: http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2017/s4655127.htm

The new complex will result in a floor area ratio of 57:1, more than four times that allowed in New York City (12:1) or Singapore (14:1), and three times greater than the Government’s own Planning Scheme regulation for Melbourne (18:1) introduced in 2016.

This development will have a major impact on the City of Melbourne, including:
• shadowing of the Shrine of Remembrance
• significantly increasing traffic volumes in streets south of the Yarra
• the likely creation of 'wind tunnel' effects
• overcrowding for residents and businesses in surrounding buildings

This Government was elected on the promise of following proper process.

A group of Southbank residents has created an online petition to voice their concerns. The petition calls for the government and opposition to ensure this proposal goes through the proper planning process.

We ask that you please sign the petition.

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