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High Density DD08 Zoning

More development- a reality that’s already here ?

This good article was sent to us this week, I recommend you also follow the link as it shows what the State planning Minister is pushing through this July, ( see also “Code Assess“,) and highlights how important it is that we get our local planning rules clear, and free of discretion and other loose […]

Code Assess to remove residents right to appeal developments

This has been discussed for a while, and now looks like it could go ahead as soon as  July ! All the more reason to tighten up the councils planning rules NOW. Tell your MPs NO.   Planning reform blocks appeals         Jason Dowling                        The AGE         March 15, 2012 A DRAMATIC overhaul to the […]

Draft Res Strategy Meeting for Koonung – Cr Reid got the message

It was great to see Cr Reid understood our points when we highlighted the loose wording in the draft residential strategy. Several Manningham resident groups were represented at last nights meeting, a lot was discussed, some focus was decided upon, all good. We made it clear there are some good sections in the Draft residential […]

How do I find the progress of a planning proposal ?

from our FAQ pages Q: How do I find the status of a Planning application at Manningham council ? A: Tricky – it’s sort of hidden – follow these steps: To access Planning Register go to Manningham Council website, Go to right hand top corner and click on quick links,

Manningham Draft Residential Strategy – Meeting Tues 13th March 7pm.

For those of you who were not at the Manningham council meeting last week… We managed to stop the council approving the Draft Residential Strategy , when it went to vote.  (One Month Stay) Now we have to attack it and try to improve it before council do vote at the end of this month […]

Draft Residential Strategy – Delayed at Council meeting – Thankyou

Due mostly to you all, and your letters to council, the draft Strategy was not passed last night, rather it has been held back for ONE month to allow us all to review and raise issues with our councilors. Cr Reid conveyed the story well. At the next council meeting alterations can be discussed / […]

3 Stories High in DD08 Precint B – 9mtr limit ! Holiday Notice Period.

DD08 has seen a lot of activity lately, what is scary is that the developers have worked out how to fit three storeys into the next zone – DD08 Precint B. DD08 Precint B has a 9 meter maximum height limit, asnd as you can see from below, they are planning to maximise it… Jane […]

Two More 3 storey appartment blocks in Glendale Ave Templestowe, Talford St, East Doncaster

The trend is catching on with developers, you need to make your views clear to the council as well! More Details, and Contact on our battle card , or click the links below: 3 storey 14 apartment block & underground carpark basement at 47-49 Glendale Ave. Templestowe. Objections close: Jan 29th. An apartment block with […]

Open Slather

Manningham residents should be highly sceptical of the proposed 15 storey residential development in Hepburn Rd now subject to a resident appeal. It wasn’t long ago that the Council were claiming to be isolating higher density living to Doncaster Hill, but then came DD08 and residents, such as those in Curlew Ct, found themselves contending […]

Curlew 5-7 Development finished VCAT today – well almost….

Sorry this site has been quiet lately, we have been focusing on the VCAT case for Curlew Court. hard to do all things when you have family and other work… Yes we have survived: –          all of the preparation –          and the Presentations, –          mountains of documents, –          and cross examination. –          Regulation references 21-05.4 […]