Kim sent this in to keep us all weary of developers tricks…
The photo of Short Street on left is an example of how a severe slope can be made to appear flat when photographed from an elevated position. Residents in the area of Short Street were puzzled to see a photographer and his assistant taking photos from a very high ladder, early one Sunday morning.
The photo taken was later used in the consultant’s traffic report, accepted by council, and submitted as supporting evidence at a resident Vcat appeal against a 14 storey apartment tower proposed on the corner of Short Street and Hepburn Road. There are planning issues, many still unresolved, including the development’s driveway to be located in Short Street, where it would have to cross a footpath with a gradient of approximately 1m in 6m..
Consultant’s photo of Short Street, Genuine photo of Short Street, Gradient of Short Street