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HOUSE PRICE BOOM AS APARTMENTS GET CHEAPER

INVESTORS WHO KNOW THE LOCAL MARKET WILL NOT BE INTERESTED MAINLY BECAUSE OF THE FALLING APARTMENT RESALE PRICES              The latest SQM Research data shows all unit/apartment asking prices in Doncaster 3108 have fallen from a median high of $675,000 in August 2009 to $521,100 in March 2015. These figures […]

TWO STOREY PLUS BASEMENT WALL MAKES THREE

“Framing a policy for a more preferred community outcome, while prescribing regulations you know will enable something entirely different and far less acceptable, is not in good faith”. ……Comment from B.J. An apartment development, currently under construction in East Doncaster, is one of several developments being built that would not be approved today under the […]

THREE STOREY TOWNHOUSE SCHEME WITHDRAWN

“three storey townhouses are not supported by the Municipal Strategic Statement” Residents of leafy Beverley Street, East Doncaster 3109, breathed a sigh of relief when they were informed by the the Manningham Planning Department that a recent application for a three, partial fourth storey apartment/townhouse development at number 51, had been withdrawn. This was after […]

CEO COULD AMEND DDO8 BY THE STROKE OF A PEN

Unless there are changes to the DDO8 schedule to reflect council’s policy of restricting buildings to two and three storeys, in prescribed areas of Sub-precincts A and B, council’s policy will continue to be challenged by applications for three, four and even five storey buildings throughout these areas. Such buildings, besides their       […]

RESIDENT WANTS STOREYS LIMITED IN SCHEDULE

A recent Vcat decision has prompted calls for council’s height to storey policy in the Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS), be clearly prescribed in the DDO8 Schedule like other councils. Heights-in-Kingston-43_02s19_king      Heights-in-Boroondara-Activity-Centre-Schedule      Bayside The MSS policy in regard to storeys in sub- precincts A & B, is as follows; Only two storey developments will […]

COUNCIL MUST LOWER HEIGHT FOR TWO STOREYS

The concerns there would be overdevelopment on small blocks after Manningham Council refused to amend the DDO8 schedule and prescribe a lower  height than ten metres for two storey developments, in precinct B or on smaller sites in precinct A, now appear justified after Council had its decision to reject a three storey proposal at 88 […]

VCAT SAY MANDATORY RULES ARE DISCRETIONARY

MANNINGHAM MUST MAKE PLANNING SCHEDULES MORE VCAT PROOF. Here is another example of where a Vcat member has upheld a developer appeal by overruling a council decision to reject a three storey townhouse proposal, at 88 Whittens Lane, Doncaster, despite it not conforming to the mandatory provisions (cannot be varied with a permit) of the […]

JACKSON CT TOWER APPROVED BY DELEGATION

MINISTER DUCK SHOVED MAKING DECISION BEFORE ELECTION CLICK ON LINK TO STATE PLANNING AUTHORITY APPROVES MITCHELL STREET  Despite assurances from the office of the minister for planning, Matthew Guy, that community submissions received by his office would be thoroughly examined prior to any resolution, the state planning authority had already been authorised to bypass his […]

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? […]

Weekly Unit Asking Prices Since 2009 Indicate Zero Capital Gain in Doncaster

We had a great insight given to us when the SQMresearch website was sent our way… follow the link and enter your Post-Code There is a wealth of national information on this website, in particular the unit asking price by post code since 2009. It points towards a zero capital gain for Doncaster units in […]