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High Density DD08 Zoning

High Density Zones DD08 C96 MSS – Which Rules Rule?

With so many Planing regulations to choose from – Which one Rules? There is a hierarchy – Rescode height limits & setbacks etc are the default guidelines for residential development (for less than 4 storeys); but they are subordinate to limits specified in a schedule to the zone (if there are any variations specified in […]

C96 DD08 Precinct A ,small site – Not Safe.

After asking for clarity yesterday on what seemed a clear statement that big Apartments couldn’t be built in side streets on small sites we got the Council’s reply below.  It seems that there is still Council discretion to allow 10m high, 3 storey apartments on DD08 Precinct a sites less than 1800m2 (2 blocks) because […]

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 […]

Manningham Council ignores its own rules on height limits

Manningham Council has used ResCode sloping land guides to overrule DD08 regulations, and approve developments that were too tall. DD08 is Manningham councils own overlay superseding heights and other details that Rescode would have covered on other sites without a Design & Development Overlay.  This anomaly affects only Precinct A of DD08 where the is […]

C96 Doesn’t provide enough distinction between precincts

The C96 amendment to planning regulations of DD08 still has some significant flaws. For instance if you compare the existing and proposed regulations the main rd precinct is no smaller than the lesser Precinct A & B ! Compare the three C96 DD08 proposed Precincts, in the context of sites under 1800m2 – one or […]

C96 community feeback done – but to what end ?

Well the community feedback night had a good turn out, and plenty of feedback. There were general questions from those new to the challenges of the building regulations, as well as some very specific C96  and panel report issues. Several councilors attended, thank-you to them : Major Jennifer Yang, Cr Stephen O’Brien, Cr Paul McLiesh, Cr […]

Prepare for the High Density C96 Community meeting Wed May 8th

Good evening all, For those of you who have followed this Saga, and strived to stand up for the residents view on these development regulations, next Wednesday is the next important step in the process, and close to our last opportunity to have our input considered.  This meeting will need to be mostly “Technical” in […]

High Density C96 IPP Feedback with Councilors Wed May 8th

Now that the independent Planning Panel has delivered their report on Amendment C96, (IPP Hearing Report,) we have our last opportunity to be consulted at this Community meeting, leading up to the submitters meeting This will be specifically about C96, the DD08 high density ammendment– no other topics, all three Koonung ward councilors will be […]

Sunken Apartments To Get Past Building Height Limits.

How many ways can heights be described? A clear example of  what happens when the rules have ambiguity – take note for the C96 amendment vote coming up May 28th. …To further example the uncertainty, the proposal (below) in sub-precinct A, at 185-187 Foote Street Templestowe, for a three/partial fourth storey, on a land area […]

High Density IPP Report is released C96 – Amendment C96 Tightening DDO8 Controls

The Independent Panel report is now in the Mannigham council website under the heading Amendment C96 Tightening DDO8 Controls See Executive Summary from page 6 shown below, or download the full C96 IPP report here: manningham c96 panel report (Full report 488K) Council will vote on this at the May 28th Manningham Council Meeting. Media […]