Glen Eira calls for tender
A Glen Eira resident spotted this in The Saturday Age, 21 January 2017. The council are inviting tenders for intersection Treatment Works on the corner of McKinnon and Wheatley Road. Right on the roundabout of the proposed C143 development. I am not sure what this means for any future development on this particular corner; however, I am curious that this has appeared.
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.
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.