I am so happy to report that in the matter of 48 Murphy Grove it is round 3 to us, the objectors. Yeah!!!
Firstly, thank you so much to the folk that were there to support me and all objectors. They can tell you how nervous I was. Also thanks to those of you who sent on my call for help.
A representative of the developer spoke and then I had 5 minutes, I used a bit more.
Following some informed questions from the councilors to the planning officer, Councilor Bo Li suggested an alternative recommendation to reject the proposal on a number of grounds, some we had suggested plus some of his own and Councillor Trent McCarthy added some further grounds. This proposal was seconded by Councilor Julie Williams. Put to the vote the new motion to reject was passed 6 to 2 with only Councilor Vince Fontana and Councilor Oliver Walsh voting against. We clapped loudly and Councilor Fontana asked for standing orders, which means he wanted the minutes to reflect the vote.
Good news for us all. Keep fighting.