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May 2013

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 […]

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 […]

Bunnings on Doncaster Hill – vote May 28th

The planned Bunnings development on Doncaster Rd Doncaster, between shoppping town and the Primary School goes up for council Planning approval at this coming council meeting Tuesday May 28th. Council agenda can be found here Bunnings application – Planning Dept have recommended approval. Stage 1 which gives them all they need to operate. They will […]

Ex Planning Minister Justin Madden becomes an activist against development near him

This interesting twist came in from Mary Drost of Marvelous Melbourne, and refferring to an article in the age.   Justin Madden also signed our petition against high density developments in side streets. SUCH IRONY   –  NOW  JUSTIN MADDEN IS FIGHTING DEVELOPMENT NEAR HIM.   I  am thinking of asking  him to join Planning Backlash. When I […]

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 […]