Planning application at 22 Black Street, Brunswick VIC 3056

Claire Plummer sent a message to Mark Riley.

To
Mark Riley
From
Claire Plummer
Subject
Planning application at 22 Black Street, Brunswick VIC 3056
Date
Feb. 5, 2019, 8:10 a.m.
Dear Mark,

I work full time, so was unable to attend the council meeting last week. I object to 22 Black St proposal - it's TOO HIGH and exceeds the 19M height control.

Please be reminded:

- You have already approved four towers in the Jewell area, which gave no regard to the physical context of the low scale, single storey Victorian terraces that have a heritage overlay. The heritage overlay means these terraces are unlikely to experience any significant redevelopment.

- Many residents have lived in these terraces well before the commercial zoning and heritage overlay was applied, so it’s unreasonable to expect residents should’ve known Moreland would develop a strong strategic direction that would destroy their existing amenity. Your approvals are creating a canyon effect for the heritage overlay terraces.

Is there an annual review of your incoherent strong strategic direction? It needs to properly consider equitable outcomes for existing and future residents, rather than favouring the fortune of developers, and driving inequality in Brunswick, and our society.

Has there been any examples where you have pivoted, switched direction, learned lessons and stopped approving these inequitable plans?

Regards
Claire

From Claire Plummer to local councillor Mark Riley

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Claire Plummer posted this message to you on PlanningAlerts in response to the following planning application.

Your reply, and any other response to this email, will be sent to Claire Plummer and posted on the PlanningAlerts website publicly.

Planning Application for 22 Black Street, Brunswick VIC 3056

Description: Demolition of the existing building, use and construction of an 8 storey building containing dwellings and a restaurant (café) with a reduction of the car parking requirement.

Read more and see what others have to say here:
https://www.planningalerts.org.au/applications/1097270?utm_campaign=view-application&utm_medium=email&utm_source=councillor-notifications

Best wishes,

PlanningAlerts
From
Mark Riley
Date
Feb. 13, 2019, 6:19 a.m.
Claire,

Thanks for your email re 22 Black St.

I've just written to you on your other questions. I will ask the professionals to reply to your other concerns below. Once you get this response, I'd be pleased to chat further about the Councillors role and how this comes into play after you hear back from officers.

Re your queries:

Is there an annual review of your incoherent strong strategic direction? It needs to properly consider equitable outcomes for existing and future residents, rather than favouring the fortune of developers, and driving inequality in Brunswick, and our society.

Our Council is working towards a more live-able city and is addressing this through plans/strategies such as Urban Forest, Urban Heat Island Effect, Greening Sydney Road, A Park Close to Home and so on. You can see our Council Plan for this 4 year term, here:
https://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/about-us/news-and-publications/council-plan/

You can read our policies here:
https://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/about-us/news-and-publications/policies-and-strategies/


Has there been any examples where you have pivoted, switched direction, learned lessons and stopped approving these inequitable plans?

Thanks for your queries.

Yours sincerely.

Cr Mark Riley
South Ward I Moreland City Council
90 Bell Street, Coburg. 3058
m: +61 499 807 044
e:
https://www.facebook.com/MarkRileyGreens/

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