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Barbara Carlisle

JACKSON CT BACK FLIP COULD SET PRECEDENT

  Developments up to a height of 19 meters could occur in and around other Neighbourhood Activity Centres throughout the metropolitan area if the state minister for planning approves amendment C95 as submitted by the Manningham Council. Councillors have approved the C95 amendment, for a 19m high mixed use development at Jackson Court,  after Manningham […]

A TOWER AT OUR BACK DOOR

June and Graeme’s unit is one of seven dwellings that could have a 19m high development at their back door if councillors endorse the panel’s recommendations at the next council meeting to be held on Tuesday the 26th of August. The proposals narrow rear setback of 3 metres will ensure a claustrophobic outlook for these […]

STACKER PARKING SCRAPPED FROM HIGH RISE

The new owners of the land at 20-24 Hepburn Road have rejected council approved plans for the use of mechanical parking units in the 15 storey development. Instead will be including an  extra basement to accommodate the short fall in the parking tally requirement as a result of their removal. This a wakeup call to […]

CONSULTANTS UNDER SCRUTINY

Excerpt from Age article 11/8/14 The $8 billion project, which links Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway with the Western Ring Road, is shaping up as the key political flash point in the lead-up to November’s hotly contested state election. Traffic forecasts for major road infrastructure have been put under increased scrutiny after a $46 million class action was […]

TOO MANY TOO SOON

There will be an oversupply of new apartment developments in Manningham, particularly on Doncaster Hill, if the current number pre-selling ever get off the ground A glut of apartments will drive down prices and pose a problem for investors who would be relying on the value of their property to increase by the time development […]

Wind Assessments Required For Doncaster Hill High Rise

All developers are required to provide a wind assessment to minimise additional wind flow to ground level. “Before the development starts,

Leading Law Firm Confirms Councils and RTA Can Be Liable for Deaths and Injuries on Shared Bicycle Paths

No Speed Limits – No Risk Analysis or Duty of Care – No Insurance Cover – No Identification Required for Cyclists – No Means of Enforcement “Councils Must Build Dedicated Bicycle Paths – Footpaths Are For Pedestrians” Leading law firm Slater and Gordon has been retained by the Pedestrian Council of Australia to provide advice […]

C 95 Panel Recommmends Limited Term For Supermarket

These relevant comments were sent in by the “Friends of Jackson” The prospect of a long term period for a supermarket in Jackson Court, to reinvigorate and anchor the flagging centre, appears doubtful now that the C95 panel, at the behest of the applicant, has recommended the term of the supermarket be reduced to a period […]