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Building Next Door – What Should You Put Up With? Crane Safety?

If you have a significant development going on next door, and they do go on for many , many months, how tolerant would you be? Is it Legal for them to crane large items across your property, when they haven’t enough room on their site? NO – but they do… What protective barriers or exclusion […]

Building Next Door – what should you put up with? Blocked Driveways ?

If you have a significant development going on next door, and they do go on for many , many months, how tolerant would you be? Is it OK for them to place safety bollards over the entire street blocking residents from parking for months on end ? Even on Sundays when they are not working? […]

Big Building Approved next door what can you do now? DUST.

Well if they are going ahead with a development, and particularly when they have started excavating, expect a ton of dust on everything. The house, the path, the clothesline, the pool, the water tank via the roof – remember to clean your gutters when it settles down, and the air-conditioning units. Maybe you should have […]

Big Building Approved next door what can you do now? Ground Impact

Well if VCAT and Council say  it is definately going ahead, what can you do? 1. Move out     2. Build a wall      3. Make the most of the time and start growing.    4. Open a multi-storey car parking complex in your street. What about your clothes line, or vegetable patch that now needs moving out […]

Living through a Development – Boring

If there is a development going up close by, the utilities might have to run in some bigger pipes and power, if this goes underground, then they might just get BORING. Instead of digging up the entire street, they might dig occasional big holes, and drill or “Bore” in between. this way they only mess […]

Demolition Kills Auction

What do you get when you try to sell opposite a large development? ZERO Bids! There is a lovely town house in Curlew court Doncaster Opposite the current demolition works for 30 appartments. Well the auctioneer tried hard, but only got two bids from the sixteen groups of onlookers – and both bids were the […]

Building works dig into neighbors property

What would you do if the builder from next door,  gave you a bunch of technical drawings and asked you to sign approval for underpinning works to be done under YOUR driveway and well within in your property boundary? That’s what happened here in Curlew court last week. Neighbor to the development  said “I was […]

Knock down and excavations have begun in Thiele and Curlew

Both 5-7 Curlew Court, and 2-6 Thiele St Doncaster develpoments have begun! No5 Curlew’s old house is gone, 7 is still there with moving trucks there this weekend. 2-6 Thiele st were cleared of the old houses over the last few weeks, and now development ( excavation,)  for the 50 apartments cars is underway. The […]

C96 DD08 Precinct A ,small sites High Density Restricted?

The current proposed C96 changes – as shown on the Council’s agenda for May 2013, does seem to keep large apartment blocks from appearing on small sites  – we are awaiting confirmation.. In the current amendment as posted on the Council website for May Agenda, the Precinct A, small site can ONLY be townhouses and […]

C96 Internal Parking and Compliance in High Density Developments

A great submision here by Frank, focussing on Internal parking issues, and compliance. <Surnames & Address etc withheld for privacy>  MANNINGHAM PLANNING SCHEME – AMENDMENT C96             Submission to Planning Panel Hearing Commencing 27th. February, 2013 Presented by Frank X. 1.   Introduction I am a long time resident of Doncaster,