Dear all – it is with pleasure that I report that last night Darebin Council rejected unanimously the proposed development of 10 storeys overlooking Bundoora Park. It will now of course go to VCAT but the residents are in a stronger position as they are on the same side as council. 604 objections were received – thanks to all who helped.
Now for the bad news: 25 Madelaine Street, Preston
I received a council letter last night informing me that they had an application to build 6 units at 25 Madeline Street (the gorgeous little California bungalow on the corner). Yes – six on a normal Preston suburban block! The applicant is Ikonomidis Reid Pty Ltd – a name well known to those concerned about appropriate development.
The deadline on my letter for objections is 14 July – even though no signage had gone up as of this morning, (which I have reported to council so anyone living in Madeline street I would appreciate you being able to confirm this if it is disputed).
I am aiming to get the matter before council so I need 100 Objections – I know it is a big ask for a local development rather than a massive tower, but is it also seriously excessive and quite obviously a trojan horse – they are testing the waters, and if they get this without a fight it will set a very ugly precedent.
Please please lodge an objection – obviously, the closer you live the better but anyone in Cazaly ward will be great, and even outside – we need to get it before full council. The mayor made some good comments last night about preserving our streets by keeping over-development out of them and I would like the opportunity to hold him to those comments.
If I could ask that you drop me a line when you have lodged an objection so I can keep track that would be wonderful.
I hope to have a leaflet for distribution in letterboxes in the immediate area in the next few days, and would appreciate anyone being able to give me a hand – just let me know.
Pre Completed Application (add your name, address and sign)