Dear DADA folk,
Please find attached the meeting noted from last weeks DADA meeting.
Happy reading! Maria
Meeting Notes: August 13th, 2014
Present: Laara Eames, James Dodson, Marion Coffey, Keith Coffey, Craig Walters, Chris Erlandson, Maria Poletti, Sally Mendes, Nola Martin
1. Business Arising:
a. Ask for a report of the expenditure of the developers contribution levy.
Action: Bo will ask a question at council.
b. Action: Craig, Robin Scott letter to ask question in parliament.
c. Action: Reminder to push for a much better planning register. When budget time comes up we should go in and bat on behalf of the planning department.
d. Darebin Planning Dept’s proposed Governance Charter.
Action: for Maria to follow up on research.
e. Trees, signs on trees in Carlton gardens showing their cost value over life-time,
Action: Maria to do same for street trees. Done Sending Robin Scott the panel submissions for information. Action: Maria
f. New Zoning wash-up:
Action: Follow up on the Planning Panels Victoria and Standing Committee reports. Go to council meeting, and ask a question, 21st of July. Chris, Craig and Keith to formulate and put question. Action: Ask Keith and Marion to ask Darren Rudd where the reports, Maria to call Keith and Marion. Visit to Robin Scott, Craig, Chris and Keith and Marion if available. Keith to call and organize. Early in the morning or late afternoon meeting time suits best. Discussing rezoning and schools for Preston and problems created by over development.
g. Preston Market redevelopment: Action: Maria to attend meeting and report. Done
Action: Preston Market redevelopment: next meeting scheduled Monday 18th. Manifesto circulated. Working in parallel but keep independent and having our own voice. Still a representative on the committee. Maria to go to Monday night meeting. Craig to do a graphic showing the size comparison’s, send to Maria for website. Look out for the consultation process for the next 2 months.
h. New Business:
a. A number of folk responded re: Preston Market- circulated
b. People for Preston Market charter – circulated
c. SOS updates – circulated
j. Council Report:
a. Melaleucas, East Preston residents have been sent letters from Bryce Newstead, Coordinator Urban Tree Management, Culture Leisure & Works, outlining the trees to be removed and asking for feedback on options for replanting presented. Materials circulated.
b. Golden Guys seem a popular idea, need somebody to run with it.
Discussed ideas and parameters: A trophy at council and a virtual on the website. Any completed or unfinished development. Could only win once based on its monstrosity, lack of sustainability, sympathetic to neighbourhood character, outdoor space issues, noise
issues. Two awards, one for a good example and one we want to give a raspberry.
Dirty/Disgraceful/Disastrous/Diabolical Darebin Approporaite Development Award (DADA)
and the Dishy/Deserving/ DADA. On-line voting on the website. Looking for someone to
drive it. Folk could award points under a number of key criteria. Think about it more for
c. 40 hour famine- Clancy looking for sponsors, look on-line at
d. Maria to ask Brian if he can tell us how many hits we get on the website
e. The death of the American Mall, add website.
f. Nola reminded us of the 2% rate rise to find 2 million for infrastructure for this financial
year. We need to watch what happens next year and if the rate rise is still there and for
g. Jury of 47 decided on an East Preston Neighbourhood House. Also 3 adult green gyms.
a. People for Preston Market this week’s Leader.
m. Objector Updates:
a. On 2014-07-16 14:07, Fiona Park wrote: Just to let you know that I presented at Darebin
council chambers on Monday night and they accepted the plans for 34 Miller St Preston.
Three, double storey, three bedroom town houses with three double garages at the rear
from right of way. We are disappointed with the outcome.
b. 112 Collins Street, is back, increase site coverage, lots of same issues as last time. Lower
heights than last time. Some increase in open space. The point made that the bigger
dwellings with more bedrooms could be used for illegal rooming houses.
n. Strategy Ideas
a. Presenting Council with a bill for work done by objectors that should have been covered by
b. DADA awards for the ‘best’ Darebin planning decisions, the Golden Guy award for
development monstrosities in Darebin 2014. Start collecting photos of nominations now.
c. Suggest we start thinking strategically about the state election and making links with the
ALP shadow minister for planning Brian Tee, MLC.
Phone 03 9850 8600
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
d. Suggested we keep a list of issues of incompetence by council planning officers. Maybe
something on the website that people fill in and at budget time we send it to the CEO.
Next Meeting: 7.00pm, Wednesday, September 10th at 33 Dean Street, Preston. | Post
Agenda includes: Awards,
Following Meeting: Wednesday 8th of October at 33 Dean Street, Preston. Regular issues.