Planning application at 7 Alta Street Canterbury VIC 3126
May 12, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
@Amy Heritage Overlay is a planning scheme to protect our heritage. If we do not protect our built heritage we would find several 30 storey high rise appartments on Government house, Camberwell Town Hall and most of our historic and heritage sites. Sure people like to live close to the city, but people also like backyards, these are more often accessible and at a lower cost further from the city. Developing multiple units or houses on a block in Boroondara does not provide low cost housing for young people.
If you look at the application they are pulling down a dwelling in a Heritage Overlay to build a new dwelling with a pool, paving and fencing. A heritage house goes into landfill so someone can build something new and shiny and destroy a streetscape.