Samma Wins Nod for Docklands Waterfront Development

The Victorian planning minister has approved Samma Property Group’s project put forward for one of the Victorian capital’s hottest development precincts.

The project by Samma Property Group calls for a 31-storey residential build-to-rent tower at 194 Lorimer Street in the City of Melbourne’s Docklands area.

The Fender Katsalidis-designed plans include 402 build-to-rent apartments, 202 carparking spaces and 248 bicycle storage spaces.

The project will have 3000sq m of community indoor-outdoor amenities, 115sq m of food and beverage facilities, and 850sq m of community space.

The building, featuring all-electric infrastructure, will target a 7-star
NatHERS rating and a 5-star green star building certification.

Planning officers at the time recommended that affordable housing be set at 6 per cent of the dwelling mix and that the three-bedroom apartments be increased to 10 per cent of the mix.   

It has now received planning approval from the Department of Water, Environment, Land and Planning in Victoria.

There will be 26,913sq m of residential area, and 31,078sq m of net lettable area in the community, and food and beverage spaces.

The site also borders the future Yarra Edge Tower 12 site on Lorimer Street.

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