Sorry, this is a bit stale but still of concern. From The Age:
Upon completion, Martha Cove (that would be Safety Beach methinks, previously known as Shark Bay) will reportedly include 1150 homes configured as medium-density houses and flats, at least 600 marina berths, a shopping centre and parks, development manager Jamie Jowett says.
The project was approved in 2002, after the site's then owner — renowned for getting difficult south-eastern suburb projects through planning at the time — made its largest-ever political contribution. By early 2005 when the first stages were being marketed, more donations were made to Labor MP Tim Holding and former Narre Warren MLA Dale Wilson.
Mr Madden made the decision to "call in" decision-making powers for the project earlier this year on the request of developer the Barton Group, and has since formed a working group to review a proposal. At 38 levels, the proposed tower (below) would make Box Hill recognisable from anywhere in Melbourne with an eastern suburbs aspect.
In South Yarra, a consortium of developers has been granted approval to demolish the historic Capitol Bakery building on the north-west corner of Toorak Road and Chapel Street, and replace it with the suburb's most iconic landmark so far.
The $150 million Capitol project will soar to 38 levels and include apartments atop a new shopping centre.
Port Melbourne's tallest buildings rise about 20 levels. But The Age recently cited a senior government source as saying a Kuwaiti billionaire sheikh's development company had received a "nod and a wink" that approval would be granted by the Planning Department after yesterday's election for a 28-level, $200 million glass tower overlooking Station Pier.
Original date: 02/12/10