Meriton CEO Harry Triguboff has shrugged off allegations he was seen leaving a vacant warehouse that caught fire in Southbank this afternoon.
Triguboff has denied any responsibility and claims he was doing stocktake at the time of the fire.
“Mr Triguboff categorically denies being seen in the vicinity of the warehouse as he was having coffee with an old friend, Mark Leibler, discussing stocktake and how the Voice to Parliament will impact any further development proposals,” a spokesman for Meriton said.
“Harry was also doing stocktake at the time a Sydney warehouse went up in smoke last month.”
In other news, the City of Melbourne has fast tracked approval for Meriton to build a 50-storey apartment tower on the site of the old warehouse as soon as the site is ready.