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September 2013

MSS and DDO8 – Small sites, restricted developments.

Some large developments are getting knocked back by council lately, it seems due to the DD08 zone, C96 Tightening of requirements. Thankyou to Amelia for sharing this. 19 August 2013 3:29:22 PM Teresa, Joe and Councillors, Can it be assumed that the grounds for refusal in items 1 and 2 of the attached page, 2 […]

Could apartments be built on a Res3 zoned property?

In Manningham Council much of the residential areas ( away from activity centres,) is zoned “Residential 3” often referred to as Res3. There recently was a site up for sale and the locals were concerned that a developer might buy it for apartments, fortunately the answer from Manningham planning was that apartments would not be […]

Height, Storeys and setbacks across different Councils.

Manningham Council have repeatedly told the community during the DD08 high density zone review, that only height can be effectively used to define developments, and that “Storeys” was un-manageable as a definition. How ever when you compare how othe Melbourne Councils manage their developments, they do use both Height and Storeys in thier definitions.  attached […]

It’s not just suburbs with an Apartment Frenzy

This article in the Age shows how rapid development i any location can affect an area in many ways. City apartment ‘frenzy’ A ”FRENZY” of apartment towers granted planning permission in one corner of Melbourne’s CBD could squeeze thousands of new residents into four city blocks and change the character of the city. The proposed […]

How could the new C96 High density rules translate to real life ?

The Planning Panel said the council should test the new  rules to see what outcomes might be… There are already examples from recent times… Some possible outcomes of the C96 changes if they get passed : The 51-53 Talford St case is a good example of how the new DDO8 will be interpreted & used […]