Meeting | Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne

Dear DADA Folk, I have been invited to a meeting with the Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne on July 7th.  As this is a day before our next DADA meeting on July 8th, I am seeking endorsement and ideas about what I should say to make best use the little time I will  ... [Continue Reading]

Alphington Station News

Congratulations to the Alphington group on this one!! On Thursday, 18 June 2015, 19:27, Marion Gray wrote: Dear Alphington Station Action Group members, GREAT NEWS!!! THERE WILL BE NO DEVELOPMENT AT ALPHINGTON STATION! See the email to us from Fiona ... [Continue Reading]

Ammendment C152

Dear DADA folk, At the Council Meeting, Monday 15th June, last, council unanimously supported the new planning and zoning schedule C157. You can look at what was said on the archived minutes but more importantly take a look at Item 8.1 from the agenda for that ... [Continue Reading]

The forgotten people, Victoria’s 1 million renters

Dear DADA folk, Here is a link to an article in today's age highlighting the plight of renters in our state. The over-development of our city is reducing the availability of affordable housing despite what the developers would like us to believe. Please think ... [Continue Reading]

Rezoning wash up for Darebin, only 10% NRZ!!

Here it is folks! At last somebody is willing to tell us the wash up for Darebin of the state government rezoning. According to The Age article today only 10% NRZ!!! Much worse than even I predicted. Only 10% of our suburban streets protected under the ... [Continue Reading]

New Residential Zones | Amendment C144

Dear DADA Folk, Below is the latest information on the planned changes to zoning in Darebin. Another round of submissions are being called for. Not enough of our streets are protected from over-development with only around 36% in the NRZ. If you are tired of fighting ... [Continue Reading]

Darebin Satisfaction Survey Dumped

I was asked to comment for an article in the Melbourne Times/Weekly about Darebin dropping a feedback survey. I am concerned that the council seem to be pulling back from their promises of a more transparent, responsive and consultative council. If you are also ... [Continue Reading]

Developer plans 18-storey apartment building for Preston Junction

A towering development of 18 storeys is planned for Preston Junction - and Darebin Council says the proposal does not exceed height regulations. Developer Design Consortia Australia has applied to build what would be Darebin's tallest building, comprising 209 ... [Continue Reading]

Smorgy’s Site Planning Approved

It was reported in TheAge newspaper on Wednesday 18th September 2013, that objections to the Smorgy’s Restaurant site had been settled and that planning authorities had approved 378 units  in five buildings for the 1091 Plenty Road, Bundoora. Smorgysbord of ... [Continue Reading]

Darebin Mayor discusses VCAT

Dear DADA Folk, If you have had experience with the VCAT process and missed comments made by Tim Laurance on the ABC a week or so ago here is a link where you can watch. ABC news report on council anger at VCAT powers: www.abc.net.au Cheers, ... [Continue Reading]