On Thursday 4 November at 11.30 am 22 people – both members and others – gathered at the above site to be photographed by the Leader Newspaper, North and West Melbourne News and the Association photographers. The Leader is to run a story next week on the worst planning developments approved in recent times.
The Association is supporting the Council in opposing this development at VCAT.
46 Villiers must be one of the worst. It includes an eight storey building with fifteen units and no car parking provided on site on a tiny block of land between an ‘A’ graded heritage building and a single storey building (currently North Melbourne Physiotherapy Clinic). We struggled to fit 22 people – shoulder to shoulder – across the site frontage which is only around 6 metres in length.
One had only to look west along Flemington Road from this site to see the disastrous outcome of the City and State policies of allowing high rise along major transport routes. This new development is totally overwhelming.
Please see the photos taken by Alan Ashley below to see who was there.