letter to mary delahunty
Dear Mayor Mary Delahunty,
Re C143 88-100 McKinnon Rd McKinnon
We understand that in the next week you will be making a decision regarding C143 and that GRZ 2 has been recommended by the Planning Panel. We would like Council to consider another option based on the following points. Council recently published strategies including the following vision statement:
This is supported by Council’s current strategic planning and the effects on Amendment C143:
In the light of the size and location of this land, i.e., the biggest development site in McKinnon Village, surrounded by zones NRZ1 and GRZ2 (approximately 50% of houses adjacent to this land on the southern and western boundaries are NRZ1), we request that you consider proposing a DDO that would:
Again, we draw your attention to the lack of real consultation with the community regarding the proposal of a GRZ2 zoning.
The following statement confirms our concerns:
Ms Brasher admitted that the MUZ1 / DDO6 was exhibited to “test the waters” (Council’s words).
This is not consultation.
Residents of McKinnon
6 stories - 33 dwellings
Bette Hatfield from the Glen Eira Residents' Association attended the planning conference on 5 July, 2017, for this planned development at 240-250 McKinnon Road. Some thoughts are as follows:
Only Eight objections were received! That's right. Eight.
In attendance were two councillors, two developers and one resident (Bette).
This is EXTREMELY disappointing - residents need to be aware that making a post on the Glen Eira Residents' Action Group Facebook page does not equal job done.
The conference lasted all of 30 minutes. A Council decision is scheduled for 25 July meeting. It was chaired by Jim Magee and aided by Madeleine Snell. Developer representative was Urbis. (This is the same company representing the developers for 88-100 McKinnon Road rezone application).
Points of interest Bette stated at the meeting included:
The developer's representative noted that as they are the first development in that area, they therefore, don't need to consider the cumulative impact of the development.
kindly reproduced from the Glen Eira Residents' Association website.
We’ve been contacted by a resident who is concerned that Glen Eira is again likely to lose forever a property of historic and architectural significance. As per the below Domain article Council has applied to the Minister for Planning for an Interim Heritage Protection Order for the property – GERA applauds Council’s action and hopes that Council has also sought Heritage Victoria’s involvement.
Documentation and pictures supporting the significance of the “Lind House” and Designer Anatol Kagan are presented in article published on the Australian Modern website.
We encourage residents to show support for the preservation of the “Lind House” by emailing the Mayor (MDelahunty@gleneira.vic.gov.au) re Planning Permit GE/PP-30607/2017.
Save mckinnon village
We are concerned residents who live on McKinnon Road, near McKinnon Village. This website was set up to object to the C143 ammendment to 88-100 McKinnon Road, McKinnon. If this, and the DDO overlay for four storeys goes ahead, it will be a catastrophe.