122 Rochester Road, Balwyn

The project involved a well-designed apartment building by Ewert Leaf Architects and obtaining planning approval for a 3 storey apartment building.

  • Client


  • LGAS


  • Size


  • Value


  • Sector


  • Services

    Urban Planning

  • Office


  • Team

    Steven Lionakis, Rubin Winogard, Raphael Tsakirellis

  • Completed


  • Photography

    Ewer Leaf Architects

About the project

Originally approved for 13 apartments, the project team worked diligently to reduce the number of apartments, keep the same footprint and produce 5 high quality apartments above basement car parking. In a residential context, the development had to consider the sensitive interfaces, the internal and external amenity outcomes and the desire to provide a landscaped setting to contribute to the character of the area. The finished product includes a mix of materials and a front façade and fence that integrates with the streetscape and results in a high quality design outcome.

Mecone have provided a number of urban planning services including:

  • Review of original documentation and amendment material
  • Liaising with project team and the Council
  • Preparation of town planning reports and subsequent amendments
  • Management of the permit process, including successful negotiations with the Council on preferred outcomes
  • Ongoing advice to client