Planning application at 68 A Wellington Street Kew VIC 3101
April 18, 2019, 12:06 a.m.
Kerry, Mae, Bob etc The Boroondara Council does it's best to protect heritage buildings and try to maintain its heritage strategy but this has been taken out of its hands by VCAT. A few years back a landmark decision was taken at VCAT to demolish a house on the corner of Burke and Canterbury Rd even though it was the subject of a heritage overlay. VCAT is 110% pro-development, making it clear that every building is on a potential development site. Overlay or listing is no protection. The council fought tenaciously, taking the matter to the Supreme Court twice - but the matter was referred back to VCAT who immediately found in the developers favour. VCAT is the problem here and if you want to make a change talk to your local state govt member. The State Govt isn't interested in changing VCAT as it supports its growth strategy and acts at an arms length from govt - conveniently! So it's a very unsatisfactory system and one that is destroying our inner suburbs at a rapid pace.