Blog 26: The ‘Real’ Planning and Development Process in Darebin

The ‘Real’ Planning and Development Process in Darebin The developer submits to council an ambit claim planning proposal eg. The plans are for 6 units on a single block but they really just want to build 3. (not seen by Councilors or the community) An ambit claim ... [Continue Reading]

Blog 25: What is the housing demand in Darebin?

We like a bit of a challenge at DADA, to say the least.  So when challenged this week to check where demand for housing meets availability I did some research. DADA has been making the claim for many years that there is an oversupply of one and two bedroom apartments ... [Continue Reading]

Blog 24 : Vancouver slaps $10,000 a year tax on empty homes. Lie about it and it’s $10,000 a day

This  article was in the Bloomberg News. If they can do this in Vancouver why not here in Darebin??? Natalie Obiko Pearson, Bloomberg News Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 The measure is among efforts to make housing more accessible and affordable in Vancouver, ... [Continue Reading]

Blog 23: Election Protests

On Saturday the 1st of October we were out protesting against inappropriate development in Darebin at Preston Market, Northland Shopping Centre and Summerhill Shopping Centre.  Some of us dressed as developers, some just had signs and hats.   ... [Continue Reading]

Blog 23: 2016 Planning Applications in Darebin, so far

In case you had doubts about the unprecedented over-development rate in Darebin here are lists of development applications for 2016 so far. Be very alarmed! Get on the front foot, have a look and see what is planned for your ... [Continue Reading]

DADA blog 22: Well Said

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DADA blog 21: No time for Tim’s tall stories

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DADA Blog 20 Managing Residential Development Advisory Committee Presentation

This afternoon I made a 30 minute verbal and visual submission to MRDAC. If you would like to see what was said on behalf of DADA folk you can read the submission here: submission to the residential zoning review committee DADA final A big thanks to those of ... [Continue Reading]

DADA Blog 19: DADA VCAT Member Evaluation

In an attempt to gather some data on the performance of VCAT Members we have developed an evaluation form. It is attached here: DADA VCAT Member Evaluation If you have been a party to a VCAT Case/Hearing we would like to hear your opinion on how well you think the ... [Continue Reading]

DADA Blog 18: Managing Residential Development Taskforce

It is time to make another submission to try and get a better planning controls and more equitable protection from over development in Darebin. The state government is calling for feedback on the suggested improvements recommended by the Managing Residential ... [Continue Reading]