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Planning Application for 390 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South VIC 3152
Description: Use and development of the land for accommodation, education centre, and office within three (3) buildings (ranging from 8-15 storeys), reduction in car parking and alteration of access to a Road Zone Category 1
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If you wish to lodge a formal objection I would encourage you to get in touch with us on 9298 8000. In terms of parking, the regulations surrounding this are State Government mandated and forcing extra parking beyond these regulations on developers is not possible though we may like to. With ever increasing population there is a responsibility and direction from state government that the increase is spread across the city and each area must have ways to deal with it. In Knox we have areas to which you refer to keep our residential areas mainly single and dual occupancy with allowance from some townhouses on bigger blocks by allowing apartments and bigger developments in areas along main roads, which are located within transport hubs (smart bus, railway stations etc) or Major activity centers like Burwood Hwy opposite Westfield. By doing that we are directing higher density development to which you refer to those areas and easing pressure on our residential areas. As times change and the number of people in Australia and especially Victoria grow, we too must grow, it is inevitable. But Knox has very strong local planning policies and plans in place that allow us to maintain our green and leafy vibe whilst allowing for growth.