It’s been two decades since the federal government moved into the Palladian Heritage District in south Melbourne, and it’s not clear when the new building will open.
But the building, which is on land formerly owned by the Commonwealth of Australia, is not only an important piece of heritage, but one of the oldest buildings in Melbourne.
The Palladian Building was originally built in 1885, and was demolished in the 1930s.
The federal government has since purchased the land and is rebuilding it, but it is still a work in progress.
“The government has committed to the construction of a new federal building on the site of the Palladians building, and we hope that it will be ready to open to the public within 18 months,” Melbourne City Council planning director Chris Tambourine said.
He said it was a great opportunity for the community to enjoy the city for many years to come.
“It’s not a place where you’d think a government building would be,” Mr Tamborine said, adding the building would offer an example of the kind of public realm facilities that the city was working to achieve.
The Palladian Building was a major building in Melbourne’s Palladian community, which was founded in 1884 and was the centre of the area’s Palladinian cultural and historical life, as well as its main residence and trade centre.
As part of its Palladian heritage heritage, the Palladia Building was also named after the Palladelians founder, who lived in the area.
This building was named after Palladiah Dabney Pallad, a Palladian philanthropist who died in 1902.
In 2017, a $300 million project to build a new Commonwealth Bank building on that site was completed, which will see the bank open its first branch there.