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High Density DD08 Zoning

Review cul de sacs and side streets within sub-precinct A of DDO8 – Council Agenda 28 May 2013

Not letting of the pressure, this letter has been sent to Manningham Council’s Mayor, Jennifer Yang, seeking the status of the outstanding issues from the C96 amendment that was recently passed. Dear Jennifer,  I would appreciate if you could advise me on where we stand with respect to: Action 2.3: Review cul de sacs and side […]

Beverley St Doncaster East 51-53 Development Withdrawn !

In what seems like a nice win for the neighbors along Beverley st, the development proposal has been withdrawn from the Council ! 51-53 Beverley Street, East Doncaster 3109  :  Construction of 22 dwellings within a three-storey apartment building, with a basement car park. (All on a small 1,527m2 site.) This development has been under […]

Quiet streets to be a no-go zone for towers – AGE

This from the Age today highlights how important it is to define where our growth areas are to be… it also shows we need to have that argument with council about growth areas… Leafy neighbourhoods in Stonnington and Boroondara will be the first to come under new eight-metre height limits and stricter rules for subdividing […]

Developers bank on investors to stave off Melbourne apartment glut

This story from the Fin Review, shows concern for the balance in the Apartment market presently… Developers bank on investors to stave off Melbourne apartment glut 30 MAY 2013 | THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW | REBECCA THISTLETON The 22,850 apartment units under construction in Melbourne has sparked fears of an oversupply, however developers are confident […]

MacroPlan on apartments in Manningham and needs

Study results can be reasonably accurate but often expressed in a way which best enhances the desired outcome of the client. Below is an example of how the MacroPlan data might have been written if to more clearly demonstrate the low demand for apartments:  70.0% did not want to move in the future from their […]

Arguable Focus of C96 High Densiy Zone Changes

Sandman Oz sent this in today – tying several aspects back together… It has been argued that the need to request amendment 96 was more to do with rectifying the mistakes made in the current table 1 to schedule 8. For example, is the 9 metre height limit


We have a response from the Manningham Council Planning Director Teresa Dominik… Does this give you confidence in what could be built around you? Amelia Please find below responses to issues that you require clarification for. These have been provided in blue text.   ·         If council is to follow its […]


This one was sent in by Amelia Tang. Amelia has picked up on some of the outstanding issues of the DD08 Regulations, even after C96. this was her letter to the councillors at Manningham. What do you see as the key problems?   Manningham Council had the opportunity to rectify a number of anomalies but […]

C96 As Adopted High Density Changes to DD08

As previously discussed, the C96 changes to DD08 High Density Residential rule in Manningham has now passed council and is with State Gov. ( DPCD). The version that council adopted is below, there are two Parts:  MSS 21-05, and the DD08.

High Density DD08 C96 Amendment Carried.

The C96 was passed through tonight, amid assertions that there is more to do, but this is a good set of steps in the right direction. … So now the C96 gets passed to the Vic Planning  Department DPCD, for final review and possibly acceptance. There has been many changes along the way, at many […]