Following unanimous support from the City of Melbourne’s Future Melbourne Committee in March, the Victorian State Government has officially given the green light to the Southbank by Beulah project, one of Melbourne’s most ambitious and forward-thinking projects to date. Southbank by Beulah was designed by UNStudio and Cox Architecture.
On track to become Australia’s tallest tower at 365 metres high, approval from the Minister for Planning The Hon. Richard Wynne signifies a major vote of confidence in the overall concept and future of Southbank. The permit will now allow Beulah to officially transform the current BMW site into an unprecedented, world-class vertical village spanning a total of 270,000sqm.
Caroline Bos: "Today is a day to celebrate on many fronts with the planning approval signalling a momentous achievement for all involved. We are honoured that Southbank by Beulah has received unanimous support for its design. From the initial concept to one that has evolved into a groundbreaking global collaborative project, the outcome is an exciting prospect, not only for the project team but for Melbourne, reaffirming its reputation as the world's most liveable city."
Ben van Berkel: "We are truly delighted with this news and very much looking forward to working with Beulah and the whole team on making the Southbank project a worthy addition to the city and the people of Melbourne.”
Beulah Managing Director Jiaheng Chan said the project team has been overwhelmed by the support from the official government bodies.
“We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to both the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne for their endorsement of Southbank by Beulah, which we hope will play a significant role in Melbourne’s economic recovery over the coming years.
“Southbank by Beulah will transform the way Melburnians work, live, learn, revitalise and play — it will set a global benchmark for an unprecedented lifestyle hub that caters to present and future generations and will assist in the future growth of Melbourne and its vision to become a truly global smart city.
“Discussions have already begun with leading global brands in the hospitality, retail and cultural sectors who are looking for a transformative project of this calibre.”