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Apartments ‘dog box’ fix from state government doesn’t go far enough: architects

568 Collins Street, the first tower Matthew Guy approved in the CBD. Photo: Eddie Jim

New laws on Melbourne’s apartments that set minimum bedroom and living room sizes are too weak and won’t protect future generations, architects say.

But the laws, announced by Planning Minister Richard Wynne, have been welcomed by planners, and the development and property industry.

Developers had feared being compelled to build apartments with a minimum floor size, as has been the law in Sydney for more than a decade.

This would have dramatically cut profitability.