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Central Club development gets green light

Central Club development gets green light

An artist's impression of the Central Club Hotel proposed redevelopment to build short-term accommodation for ANMF members.

The City of Melbourne has given the green light for an ANMF (Vic Branch) building that will provide short-term Melbourne accommodation for ANMF members, especially those from regional and rural Victoria.

The City of Melbourne has granted planning permission for ANMF (Vic Branch) for alterations and construction of the eight-storey apartment block above the Central Club Hotel, which is opposite the Branch headquarters on the corner of Victoria Street and O’Connell Street.

The Central Club building will be restored and refurbished to highlight and celebrate its heritage Art Deco design. The build will utilise environmentally sustainable materials, such as cross-laminated timber sourced from a Victorian manufacturer, in line with ANMF (Vic Branch) environmental sustainability principles and support for Victorian jobs.

ANMF (Vic Branch) purchased the Central Club building in 2017 to provide nearby, affordable accommodation for members and improve their access to education and professional development opportunities.

The ANMF (Vic Branch) will tender for a construction company to carry out the refurbishment and build the eight-storey accommodation in early 2021.