Tallest Building In The Southern Hemisphere Approved

24/03/2013 8:41 am

Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy has approved the tallest building in the southern hemisphere to be known as Australia 108.

Located at 70 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank and standing at 108 storeys and 388 metres tall, Australia 108 will be 91 metres taller than the Eureka Tower and become the world’s 19th tallest building on completion.

Mr Guy accounted for the issues raised by the City of Melbourne’s recommended permit conditions and received endorsement from the Shrine of Remembrance trustees.

Australia 108 will feature 646 apartments, a 288-room 6 Star hotel as well as retail and office space.

Valued at $600 million the project is expected to create 300 jobs in the construction and hospitality industries.

“Australia 108 will be an outstanding addition to Melbourne’s skyline,” Mr Guy said.

“The Australia 108 mixed-use tower will be an icon both visually and for those who will live in
it, stay at its hotel, dine at the level 84 Sky Lounge or visit the level 108 Star Bar,” Mr Guy
said.

Amendment C194 to the Melbourne Planning Scheme will be gazetted and available shortly along with the Incorporated Document ‘Melbourne 108, 70 Southbank Boulevard 2013’.