THE CONTROVERSIAL Windsor Hotel development looks likely to proceed, with Planning Minister Justin Madden granting a conditional planning permit for the proposed $200 million refurbishment and redevelopment (on the 18th of March).
Mr Madden said he accepted the recommendation of the independent advisory committee to grant the permit. "The Advisory Committee found that in terms of the permissions required under the Melbourne Planning Scheme there was no reason why a permit should not be granted," Mr Madden said. "In fact it found that without the redevelopment the hotel would only decline and that the expanded hotel required at least 300 rooms to make the refurbishment economically viable."
The restoration and redevelopment would make the Windsor Hotel a 5-star, 332 room hotel and there are four major elements to the proposal:
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