Tension rises as developers move in – Sunday Herald Sun

A well researched article in the Sunday Herald Sun by Graeme Hammond: Tension rises as developers move in

We first spoke to Graeme on this topic while on the steps of Parliament, protesting the state of Planning in Victoria. Graeme then door knocked and interviewed many residents, before collating his article.  Well worth the read.

….IN the 17 years he has been there, Les Clark has seen immense change in what was once a quiet cul-de-sac off Thiele St, Doncaster.

There were just 12 homes in Curlew Court when he and wife Kerryn arrived. Since then several have made way for appealing, well-designed townhouses, leaving the street with 21 dwellings.

In June, when the Clarks discovered the two houses to their right had been sold to a developer who planned to build 30 units over three storeys on the 1630sq m site, more than doubling again the number of dwellings in the court, they were galvanised into action.

But what began as a protest about Curlew Court, aided by the coherence.com.au website, has now turned into a municipal-wide movement as residents line-up against a council determined to saturate the suburb with higher-density housing….. Read the Full Herald Sun article Tension rises as developers move in

Well it certainly got noticed with a heap of traffic through to our web site, and calls for help locally, and elsewhere around Melbourne. As always, happy to help where we can…

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