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Iconic Nylex Clock site up for redevelopment
3AW NEWS: Premier Ted Baillieu says the redevelopment of the historic silo's site on the Yarra River at Richmond will be good for all Melbournians.
Work could soon begin on a new retail complex after approval from Heritage Victoria.
Developers will need to maintain the silo's and restore the historic Nylex sign.
Quoting singer Paul Kelly, Mr Baillieu says he's keen to see the development get underway.
LISTEN BELOW: Planning Minister Matthew Guy speaks with Neil Mitchell
NEIL MITCHELL: An iconic Melbourne site is up for redevelopment and on top of it, in the middle of it is the Nylex clock.
There is a plan to redevelop the silos down on the river.
The consortium behind it is the Richmond Malt Pty Ltd.
A heritage impact statement was approved by Heritage Victoria late last month. So it could be all go.
The developers are planning an announcement on Friday.
But we have confirmed what they plan a shopping centre, offices and a public plaza. At least that’s the plan.
The silos themselves are still used for grains storage and there have been plans to develop them as apartments.
I doubt that will happen. They may stay as silos.
I know the clock is heritage listed and I believe part of the plan here is to protect the clock.
To renovate it, fix it and get it going.
This is the block bordered by the Freeway, Gough Street and Cremorne Street.
It is a prime spot not just because of its heritage.
It would have great views, close to the city and the MCG. We should get it right.
We are chasing the council, the minister and the developer.
But just repeating only a few weeks ago Heritage Victoria gave approval for this to go ahead with certain conditions.
And one of the conditions is to fix the clock.
It’s a good spot. We need to get it right.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE DONE AT THE NYLEX SIGN SITE?
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MAP AND STREET VIEW: Nylex Sign site
It will be awesome to see her up and going agian....Woohoo to a Melbourne Icon.... I can't wait.... what are esky's and our bund made of.... Nylex plastics everytime..B.G Wednesday 17 October, 2012 - 5:19 PM
The sign must be kept and maintained. Also, current visibility of that sign must be retained. @ Matt; Rome, Paris and London (Sydney's irrelevant) started at some time to protect their heritage (despite wars to destroy substantial parts of each city). It's time we protected more of ours.David T. Tuesday 16 October, 2012 - 4:58 PM
Oh really. The stupidity of it all. Glorifying the memory of a failed plastic manufacturer atop a tower which symbolises the primary product used in the manufacture of Beer.
In centuries to come is this how we want to be remembered. Plastic and piss. Grow up Australia and move on. Pull it down NowFelicia Tuesday 16 October, 2012 - 4:48 PM
This is fantastic!! Anything mentioned in a Paul Kelly song should be preserved, from The Nylex Clock and Fitzroy Gardens to St Kilda Esplanade.Henry Tuesday 16 October, 2012 - 1:26 PM
What a pathetic city we live in when this eyesore is what we point to as some sort of iconic symbol. How embarrassing when compared to the world class cities of Rome, Paris, London & Sydney & their natural or man made treasures. We are just a bigger AdelaideMatt - proudly Un-Australian Tuesday 16 October, 2012 - 12:11 PM
john brumby said the same thing when his government done its redevelopment. just shows you its a can do government here in victoriacol Tuesday 16 October, 2012 - 11:44 AM