Plans to build two new tower blocks as part of the $140m Capital Square Perth project have been conditionally approved.
The project, near Swan River, consists of three towers. Two proposed towers, one of which a 32-storey mixed use tower and the other an 18-storey office block, as well as the already constructed 32 storey office block.
The Malaysian-backed developers AAIG are currently in a legal dispute with energy giants Woodside over the proposed 32-storey tower which is planned to be built next to The Woodside tower.
The energy company claims the new block will affect the privacy, glare and aesthetic appeal of their 28-storey tower.
AAIG’s original proposals were deemed unsatisfactory by the City of Perth Design Advisory, and the plans have since been revised, including changes to design for the hotel entry, canopy and landscaping.
Controversy has long surrounded the land on which the Capital Square Perth project is proposed for. The site used to be home to the famous 1930’s art-deco style building: Old Emu Brewery, which manufactured beer until the late 70’s before being left derelict and eventually demolished in 1991.