Planning application at 127-149 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East VIC 3057

Narelle Phelan sent a message to Samantha Ratnam.

Samantha Ratnam
Narelle Phelan
Planning application at 127-149 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East VIC 3057
Jan. 17, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
I would like to add my objection to the reduction in parking. There is a reason for the parking requirements for every development. If the council want to change these parameters they need to do their due diligence and assess the reasons for why these were originally put place (by previous council members who have clearly moved on). Changes to planning policy should go through due diligence whereby the appropriate channels, assessment and community feedback is involved. They allow a "dispensation" of these requirements for EVERY development and by doing so negate the point of why these restrictions were put in place. The cumulative effect has already severely reduced the amenity of the inner north. This development and the dispensation of parking will turn Nicholson Street into Punt Road, creating more issues in the future. Developers will continue to develop irrespective as to whether they have to provide the required car spaces - why are council so weak when it comes to dealing with property developers and pander to their every request?? There needs to be far more vision and respect for the community and the livability of our city. Council, instead of pandering to developers should be keeping them accountable - building permits for inner city developments should not only provide adequate parking AS PER COUNCIL'S OWN POLICIES, they also need to have grey water plumbing / solar panels and % of green flora integrated within the design to offset the environmental impact of excessive development. Council has once again failed the community.

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Planning Application for 127-149 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East VIC 3057

Description: Staged construction of buildings and works comprising the development of the land for ten buildings (five 5 storey buildings and five 6 storey buildings over 2 basement levels with five partly enclosed roof terraces), containing multiple dwellings, a supermarket, shops, food and drink premises and offices, use of the land for dwellings, creation of access to a Road Zone, Category 1, and a reduction of the car parking requirements

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