You may have seen media reports about a proposal to build an 8 story high rise development in Glandore at 192 Anzac Highway. This development is being considered by the State Government’s Development Assessment Commission (DAC), and not considered by Council.
I am personally strongly opposed to this development being approved.
You may remember a change in development planning rules for Glandore, which was consulted with the public in 2013, and was approved in 2015. Most of Glandore, north of the tramline was zoned ‘Glandore Character Policy Area 24 (PA24) ‘. The intent of this zoning is to protect the historic character of Glandore, recognising the older style homes on large blocks. Part of the changes made after public consultation was to ensure the ‘Urban Corridor Zone’ on Anzac Highway did not include properties fronting Waymouth Avenue, and importantly, properties that abut Glandore Character area should be a maximum of 3 stories high as to not impinge on the character of the Glandore area. The rest of Anzac Highway is set at 8 stories.
Clearly this proposed 8 story development does not fit with the intent of the plan to limit
developments to 3 stories as to not impinge on the character of Glandore. This building is proposed to be 28.2 meters high, and will certainly affect the character feeling of Glandore, as well as cause much overshadowing and parking and traffic concerns. The parking proposed falls at least 10 car parks short of what is required under the development plan.
Unfortunately the DAC does not take public submissions, however I am working with Council Administration to ensure the strongest possible objection is submitted on behalf of Council and residents. For reference, the DAC recently approved a 5 story apartment building near Ashford Character Zone, 2 stories above what is allowed under the plan, with a shortfall of 5 carparks.
I will also be moving a Motion at the next Council meeting for Council to write to the Planning Minister to express disappointment that Glandore’s Character is not being protected as intended, and requesting he act to ensure future protection of Glandore.
If you would like to let the Minister and local MP know your thoughts on this development, and desire to protect Glandore from this kind of development, contact details are:
Hon John Rau MP, Planning Minister email : email@example.com,
Our local Member of Parliament Steph Key email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Labor’s candidate to replace Steph Key, Jayne Stinson email: email@example.com
Please join me in contacting the Minister and local MP to campaign against this type of development.
Character houses like the below, face the prospect of being overpowered by an imposing 8 story building…
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