I came across this op-ed today in The Age. In it, Clay Lucas discusses Bent Street and the the quality of housing being built in and around, not only Glen Eira, but Melbourne. Dodgy builders erecting structures that are so poor in quality, they will probably need to be pulled down in the future.
I have already had a number of people tell me that they live in these new apartment buildings. What they see, after only a couple of years, are leaky roofs, crumbling walls, cement rendering on the outside crumbling and windows and doors that no longer close properly. Why would anybody want to spend over $500,000 on a one bedroom apartment and be left with hefty body corporate expenses in the future to fix this mess?
Take a look at Bent Street, Bentleigh and see for yourself. Most residents in Glen Eira, and in many other suburbs across Melbourne have had enough.
Have your say and object to C143 amendment before it is too late.
We don't know how many residents in McKinnon received the original letter advising us of the C143 amendment. However, after a request to council to explain the process and what the actual amendment means to the surrounding residents and McKinnon Village, a new explanatory letter was sent out. How many residents received this, we don't know, but it is a small step in our battle to stop this amendment in its current form going through.
The Art Decos that once stood here may not have seemed 'historic' to some. These homes, about eighty-plus-years old as of 2016, don't get a historic overlay. Not old enough. But in ten to twenty years time, as the semi-detached homes fall to developers around the Glen Eira area and beyond, these cute little cottages, built during World War Two, will become a rare jewel. McKinnon is a small suburb of two square kilometres. It's tiny compared to Bentleigh. But take a walk around the suburb and you will find that the semi-detached is disappearing. The solid, double-brick homes, built to last forever, are being replaced by concrete multi-storey monsters that dominate the skyline. Their shadows casting a sad future for the humble Art Deco. Forever.
What's left of these two beautiful houses opposite Bentleigh train station.
All you need to do is refer to this blog post from the Glen Eira Debates in December 2014.
Nothing has changed. The Californian Bungalows have fallen. And the bland concrete boxes have arisen.
The cumulative impacts have been ignored. Do you want this to happen to McKinnon Road and Lees Street?
Have your say and object.
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.