The landmark Aspire Tower development in Parramatta is another step closer after the NSW Government approved building height limits being removed for the site.
The decision follows a request from Parramatta City Council, and will support the creation of the new tower which is expected to reach 306m in height and contain up to 90 storeys.
The building at 160-182 Church Steet had previously faced intervention from aviation officials who sought to reduce the height by up to 30 storeys. Until now, the decision was backed by Airport regulations, which restrict tower heights to assist pilots flying by sight.
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Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the decision will help make the Aspire Tower a reality.
"It will herald the creation of a modern architectural skyline, defining Parramatta's role as Western Sydney's capital," Mr Stokes said.
The Grimshaw design features hotel, residential and retail facilities, as well as the tallest publicly-accessible viewing platform and experience centre in the southern hemisphere.