The next monthly meeting of the Association is this Tuesday (19/11/2013) at 7.30pm. The venue is the Dewey Common, Bastow Institute, 601 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne (enter from Union Street to the west with access for all).
This is a very important meeting as the Linking Melbourne Authority will present on the East/West Link Proposal and the Comprehensive Impact Statement (C.I.S.) released earlier this month. Documentation etc will be available on the night.
The presentation, about 30 minutes, will be from Geoff Rayner Director and Chief Operations Officer at the Authority. One hour has been allowed for questions after the presentation. It is the only item on the agenda for the night.
If any member has a detailed or special question on this topic, they can provide it in advance to me and I will ask the Authority to provide a detailed answer on Tuesday night.
The local resident’s group RAID, Residents about Integrated Development, have organised two major meetings in their campaign to modify the proposed development for site at 101 – 117 Canning Street, North Melbourne.
The following link gives a brief report on these meetings and outlines the eight major questions the group wished to ask the Woolworth’s representatives at the meeting: Woolworth’s update20oct11
The Group has produced a poster which highlights what is and is not acceptable as development in our local area. The Association is supportive of the principles underlying this approach to planning: FINAL_RAID Poster
On Saturday 20th November 2010, a crowd of over 80 attended the protest rally at 577 King Street, West Melbourne. It was great turnout and many attendees held placards to inform both the Zagame staff and the passing traffic of the issues relating to this ten storey high rise development located in a Design and Development Overlay zone that is supposed to be limited to four. Unfortunately, the media failed to arrive but some active discussion and questioning took place during the rally, reflecting the serious concern of those attending.
Marchers pacing up and down in front of the car showroom clearly made the point that we would not be going away. Car horns sounded their support. A resounding “No” was sounded by attendees to the following statements: Did we like the development including ten storey boomerang and 259 units? Should the authorities allow the proposal to go ahead? Has the City of Melbourne done enough to support the West Melbourne Structure Plan? Does this proposal respect the requirements of DDO29, keeping the height limit to four storeys?
Emphasis was made of the need to be prepared to attend the Central City Standing Advisory Committee, possibly on the 21 of December at 5.00pm.
The group in West Melbourne who are opposing the ten storey development on the Zagame site at 577 King Street, West Melbourne are organising a pre-election protest rally on the site on Saturday 20 November 2010 at 10.30 am. Interested Association members are invited to attend.
Have a look at their website www.nohighrise.com