The City of Melbourne is opposing plans for the construction of the tallest building in the southern hemisphere.

The council's Future Melbourne committee voted not to approve the proposal for a 108-storey tower in Southbank, which would contain more than 600 residential apartments and 250 hotel rooms.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy will have the final say, but council has recommended more than 60 conditions they would like to see attached to the plan if it is approved.

Councillor Ken Ong says the height of the building exceeds recommendations for the area.

"When we look at the heights we try to make sure that in the Southbank area, we should have heights that are not out of control," he said.

"If the minister was to approve it we would like the minister to ensure the developer contributes to the improvement of the environment in that area."

 

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