Australian Catholic U gets to build in Fitzroy

The university plans a 12-story building at its Melbourne campus, which does not impress some locals

There is a view that the building is “too big, dominant and overwhelming to the heritage setting.” But the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal finds for the university, calling the planned construction, “a building worthy of its high-profile location” and an “interesting and indeed innovative response that has a realistic chance of adding to the heritage of the city as seen by future generations.”

This will be a relief to the university that wants the building “to accommodate student and staff growth” and issued a bond to fund the $250m cost (CMM October 16 2018).