Darebin Appropriate Development Association Charter (December 2020) Since 2005 Darebin Appropriate Development Association DADA, is a group of residents of Darebin concerned with inappropriate development. DADA represents and provides assistance to residents who might feel unheard and powerless when development is happening near them. DADA acts to preserve the nature and character of our welcoming community and influence planning at all levels of government to ensure appropriate future … Read More.. about About DADA
Darebin Council voted to clarify it’s position on the protection of Preston Market from being demolished and moved, from excessive development heights and to advocate to remove the market from the fast track register.
The motion from the minutes is below or you can read it in the minutes: CouncilMeetingMinutes-22March2021
Darebin Council voted to support the community position to leave Preston Market where it is, ensure protection of Preston Market’s heritage features and fabric and to set mandatory height limits on the site.
A last Councillor Rennie comes clean on her preferred position to demolish and rebuild the market.
DADA has been very clear that we do not believe this will guarantee the continuation of the market.
Both Councillor Rennie and Newton show their ignorance of the planning term ‘Mandatory Height Limit/s’.
You can watch the meeting discussion here:
Next meeting date Tuesday 13 April 2021 7pm-9pm via zoom.
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With the DADA Charter the following Strategic Plan will drive our advocacy:
DADA’s STRATEGIC PLAN 2021 AND BEYOND is developed as a work plan of issues to advocate on in accordance with its charter: seeking Darebin Council’s engagement on these issues and supporting the Darebin community.
Equity of planning outcomes – DADA sees a lack of equity in planning outcomes across Darebin and wants Darebin Council to work towards greater alignment.
Rezoning of planning – DADA would like to see an increase in the NRZ to ensure the liveability of Darebin.
Open spaces in Darebin
The impact of spaces lost in development – DADA seeks an assessment by Darebin Council of its management of open spaces and to ensure no further public open spaces are lost to inappropriate development.
How open spaces are utilised – DADA like to see an open space charter to guide strategic use of open space across Darebin to ensure no open spaces are lost.
Loss of trees and tree protection – DADA would see no further trees lost to development, no inappropriate replacement of trees and greater protection of trees on private property.
Heat mitigation – DADA would see Darebin Council update the heat mitigation strategy to respond to the increase of heat in Darebin due to development.
Heritage Outcomes – DADA seeks to be updated on this process and seeks access to information around this process.
FOI of documents – DADA will pursue an FOI process in order to obtain relevant material to shed light on the Darebin Council’s management of the Preston Market planning application and other key documents.
Affordable and Social – There is a significant lack of social and affordable* housing in Darebin and DADA would seek to work to highlight how Darebin Council planning processes contribute to this.
Lack of three-bedroom properties – There is a severe lack of three-bedroom properties in new developments in Darebin and Darebin Council should address this through the planning processes.
*Affordable and Social as defined by Darebin Housing policy
We met to discuss the work we continue on behalf of the Darebin community.
Notes that include the DADA Strategy Plan for 2021 are here: Meeting 16 March 2021 Minutes
Next meeting date Tuesday 13 April 2021 7pm-9pm via zoom, all welcome.
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