Woolworths development proposal – Canning St, Vaughan Terrace, Macaulay Road

Bill Council reform, Development, Planning, Planning Database, Social issues, Traffic and access

 A $110 million North Melbourne development  proposed by supermarket giant Woolworths.

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The plans include two residential towers of 16 and 10 storeys, a supermarket of over 4000 m2 and an attached bottle shop.  Also include are 9 specialty shops and a restaurant and 645 car parking spaces, about evenly divided between the residents and the supermarket.

The Association is very concerned about the precedent that this proposal establishes for this area of North Melbourne.  Being over 25000 m2, it is to be decided by the the Minister of Planning.  The Council will make a representation to the Minister on its views of the project.

We have put in an objection to the Minister and have written to the City of Melbourne Councilors.

We are concerned that the Council does not repeat its process on their input to the Windsor Hotel decision where their submission was developed behind closed doors and where there was no transparency.

We have obtained electronic copies of the plans for all to see:

  • Book of Plans, April 2011 (24MB) – here
  • Urban Context Report, July 2011 (94MB) – here
  • Traffic Impact Assessment, July 2011 (3.9MB) – here
  • Waste Management Plan, April 2011 (2.9MB) – here
  • Environmental Wind Assessment, June 2011 (2.1MB) – here