The Planning Minister Mathew Guy launched ‘The Plan’ last week. On, radio I heard him speak about 50% of our suburban amenity being protected from over-development in the residential 1 zone.
If Boorandara and Glen Eira have received permission to protect 80% and 90% of their suburban fabric what does that mean for Darebin?
Are we still going to be seen as the development capital of Melbourne?
An issue we plan to discuss at this weeks DADA meeting. Wednesday the 16th, 7pm, at 33 Dean Street, Preston.
Come and help contribute strategies and ideas to combat over-development in Darebin.
The Age ran the following an article on development bribery in Darebin;
chinese developers in darebin offer Councillors bribes…….!
While it is not proof that bribes have been taken it points to a culture that existed with the last council where developers thought that they could get away with paying off council officials for their own benefit. It is hoped that the new council and the amendments to the Strategic Statement will send developers a clear message that the old culture of over-development no longer exists in Darebin.
To this end, I hope you had a chance to send in a response to the draft statement and amendments.