Planning application at 20 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068

Jenny Gardner sent a message to Samantha Ratnam.

Samantha Ratnam
Jenny Gardner
Planning application at 20 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:37 p.m.
I am both a resident and business owner in the hood that this development is pegged for. I am increasingly concerned about the intense development focussed on Nicholson St. We are now paying 3grand in council rates a year to watch our council build ugly high rises, pollute our air, clutter our roads and increase the dangers for walkings and cyclists. Give us a break. This was a happy, vibrant neighbourhood with a trendy edge, which was filled with unique businesses, groovy cafes, flower gardens, street events, cricket matches on side streets, and happy—SAFER cyclists. Now it is a car-dense, speed crazy, fume polluted, vehicle cluttered landscape lined with high rises where the wind chills the walking and the vista is pitiful—ugly. The charm has been consumed. The number of people that are accommodated in these buildings is staggering—1,000s are pouring into our hood, all supported by high rises that fill every square inch of land, no trees, just tiny ornamental lawns featuring ornamental shrubs. No food for wildlife. We have cars parked in our streets for weeks and weeks on end while their owners go on holidays, because they either have not got off street car parking or they just don't want to pay for it. This reduces the usability of the street parking for all residents!! We like having people around, and we really like to have cyclists. But, with such short-sighted urban planning at council level, these developments are changing our hood way too quickly and not for the better.

From Jenny Gardner to local councillor Samantha Ratnam


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Planning Application for 20 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068

Description: Construction of a shop and 14 dwellings up to four stories, a reduction in car parking requirement, a waiver of the loading bay requirement and alteration to a Road Zone Category 1 (removal of a crossover)

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