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 there,  and any other councilors you can encourage to attend.

This meeting will be for us,  the residents,  to advise the Mayor and Councilors what we think needs to be addressed from the IPP report, before they vote on it. The council will not have finished their internal review at this time, so they will not give us a stance.

Follow this link for more details and to RSVP  Wednesday May 8th – 7pm.

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One Response to “High Density C96 IPP Feedback with Councilors Wed May 8th”

  1. Bel Harris says:

    Heights & Storeys.
    Council is trying to justify its change to the development criteria from what is stipulated in clause 21.05 of the DDO8 schedule. The document specifies storeys and heights in conjunction, (i.e. 9 metres and 2 storeys) as the density guideline. Council now say, maximum heights should be the sole guideline because an apartment building might include an attic in a pitched roof, a higher ceiling and/or a mezzanine level, and therefore specifying storeys in the formula would be problematic. It is ridiculous to suggest that a developer would want to sacrifice height, apartment yield and profitability, in a mandatory maximum height zone, for any of these special features.

    The real purpose of removing any reference to storeys from the criteria, is more to provide developers the opportunity to overdevelop a site. e.g. By the employment of a flat roof, minimum ceiling heights and ignoring a special condition minimising earthworks, developers can now excavate the ground floor of a building below the natural ground level to circumvent the height limit and cram an extra storey of residences in an apartment development.

    Bel Harris

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