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Crown Group receives approval for Australia’s tallest tower!

James Packer’s Crown Group has received approval for Melbourne and Australia’s tallest tower. The Tower designed by Wilkinson Eyre comes in at 90 levels and features a luxury six star 388 room hotel, a public rooftop lounge and restaurant and 708 residential apartments.  It will take the ‘crown’ as Australia’s tallest building once completed at 323 meters.

Forming part of the approval process is a $100 million community benefits package incorporating a new public realm, bike paths, street furniture and trees.

The project is a joint venture between Crown and Schiavello Group which is one of Australia’s top 100 privately held companies.

Commenting on the project Schiavello Group, Executive Chairman – Tony Schiavello said “This project represents a significant and important milestone in my life’s work and my family’s ambition – to create a place of absolute quality for all Melbournians and visitors alike to enjoy and admire”

The project will create 3000 jobs during the construction phase and 1000 ongoing roles when the complex opens.

“We are extremely proud to be creating jobs in Australia, in particular, more opportunities for apprentices and local trades.” – Peter Schiavello, Managing Director, Schiavello Group.

“This is a bold transformation of Melbourne’s skyline that will build on our state’s reputation as the nation’s leader for tourism. This is an outstanding project, truly one of international significance. This is a powerful vote of confidence in our city, in our state.” commented The Hon Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria.

Construction is expected to begin in 2018 and take 6 years. The total project value will be over $1.75 billion dollars.


Location: 1 Queensbridge Street, Melbourne City

Developer: Crown Group and Schiavello Group

Development: 323 meter tower featuring a six star hotel and apartments

Architect: http://www.wilkinsoneyre.com/

website: http://www.schiavello.com/news/one-queensbridge-receives-approval/


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