As I said late last night in the previous Post, there was a lot of hot debating, and some unsavoury nasty characters using personal attacks – very dis-appointing behaviour. I am glad the Councilors that Voted our way Kept their decorum throughout the night.
I tried to get the exact words down – these are the best from my notes.
Classic Councillor Comments, and a few other experts opinions…
Great description of the Curlew 5-7 building plan by Cr Meg Downie : Great Big Whopping Pimple in Curlew court !
Meg also said: I don’t believe one car park for households in Doncaster is Realistic.
Cr Yang quite rightly pointed out that :
If the only things that matter are the Yes or No of zoning rules, then why offer community the opportunity to OBJECT, why send it to council to vote ?
She is right of course, all you would need is a big rubber stamp. Who would be given that ?
Cr Reid – Don’t stuff all of these high density issues into Koonung Ward.
And the zoning rules need “Refinement” I like the way he got the message across.
Mayor Gough : Curlew Court is an Area MARKED for Major Change. ( What happened to DD08 protecting us.)
Paul Molan ( Director Town Planning.)
A street like Curlew Court can handle 2000 to 3000 cars movements per day.
At the meeting the night before PMolan also advised the councillors that they use the rule of 5-7 times the homes = Car movements. therefore working back wards : 2500 movements capacity, divided by 6 movements per house = 416 houses in Curlew court before Traffic hit capacity. ( there are currently 24, & this plan would see EVERY original house block developed to 28 apartments – even the newer town houses replaced.)
I sure hope I misunderstood this, because Paul Molan also said at that time that : Traffic would be the likely limiting factor to stop further development in Curlew Court.
Cr Mayne: (He did Vote in Favour of the Development,) & said that VCAT wins are hard to get. He did also say no-one would deny the Councilors their democratic right to pursue VCAT. Which I understood meant he would not stand in the way of a VCAT challenge if needed.
Cr Mayne also said: to Reject the development would send a disappointing message to Developers and and council staff (that had worked hard on this.)
Well, to Approve it, would send a very disappointing message to the loyal residents already living here!