Planning application at 1058 Toorak Road Camberwell VIC 3124
Jan. 1, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
45 lots dwellings over 4 lots on Toorak road between Glen Iris Road and Hartwell Junction. OMG
Funny how developers present these during Christmas, New Year break for advertising when so many are away, I wonder if they do there impacts on the local traffic and infrastructure at the same time.
Council needs to look at not only the impact of the future impact on schools, childcare, public transport, roads, utilities(water,power, gas, phone) which are all stretched to breaking point. But also the construction period and its impact to the road network and local pedestrian movement.
Too many times we see construction taking over the amenity of residents and roadways. We have huge trucks parked any which way causing major traffic jams and rat runs through local streets. Traffic management schemes are put in place with planning permissions but are never abided by unless residents ring council. Flagmen and traffic controllers have now become a thing of the past. Construction work in Glen Iris road like many other roads have fork lifts and bob cats zig zagging across the road with no one monitoring on coming traffic.
Another concern is the footpath access for pedestrians as it is close to 3 child care centres. Construction sites often use footpaths as work sites and park cars on the nature strip. We saw one mother being told to take her toddler and baby in a pram and cross the road as they had blocked the footpath, she was trying to get to the traffic lights to cross safely.
I would like to think that if council if making this process more accessible to ratepayers that we could look at the planning dicuments online as we could in the past. I am aware that some documents may be subject to copyright however many other council are making the major part of their available so that you do not have to visit "town hall" to view especially if you are away from home.
From Judy Brown to local councillor Phillip Healey