But now Macquarie Bank comes forward with an unsolicited proposal, which means it doesn't go through the proper planning processes and controls that other developers have faced in Martin Place,
For a quarter of a century, developers of Westin, MLC Centre, even the State's own HQ at 52 Martin Place, have respected that 25m setback control because Martin Place is so important,
25 yrs ago, Heritage Council, @nswplanning & @cityofsydney developed controls requiring towers over 55m to be set back 25m to reduce impact on the public domain in Martin Place, reduce the impact of wind on pedestrians & enable adequate sunshine,
Martin Place is Sydney's most important civic space. It's where people gather for important cultural events & for important occasions like the Anzac Day ceremonies.