1 Sheil Street Development (updated 08 May)

In response to the number of enquires we have about the development proposed for the site at 1 Sheil St, we can confirm, it is a 10 storey, 27 meter plus high development. The planning permit number is TP 2014-115. You can see the application on the MCC site at this link here.

http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/BuildingandPlanning/Planning/Pages/Planningregisteronlinesearchresults.aspx?appid=208536

We suggest you down load the link one on this page if you are not familiar with what is proposed, the PDF it is an excellent over view:

http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/Apps/iCompas/Documents/App-TP-2014-115-doc-82tz201_.PDF

Every resident is free to object if they wish, some input has been provided by RAiD as a group. Numbers are important to the council in order to facilitate a review so if you feel strongly get involved.

While the design is by a very reputable architect, there are set backs and enough bike parks it is too big and with the plant on the roof significantly exceeds the most generous of high limits under the previous schemes.

Given the fact that we are about to lose the linear park to the freeway the communities concerns for the park and surrounds are understandable.

You may review the submission we have put here on these links:

RAID@3051 submission_New Residential Zones for the City of Melbourne FINAL

RAID_1 Shiel St_May 2nd_2014-1 FINAL

Why are we concerned about this? In a nutshell

The updated planning application has been submitted to develop a 10 storey (31.6 metre building) of 46 apartments at 1 Shiel Street (corner of Haines and Shiel Streets) directly opposite Gardiner Reserve.

This site was subject to a planning application in 2013 – for a 6 storey, 22 apartment development – against which RAID submitted an objection.  The proposal was subsequently approved by Council in late 2013 despite the many deficiencies highlighted in objections from the community including height and scale, overshadowing and impact on open space; and car parking and traffic management issues.  And now a bigger, bolder, more intrusive and denser version is being proposed for the same site.

 

Image from Planning Permit TP-2014-115 for 1 Sheil St North Melbourne 3051

Planning Permit TP-2014-115 for 1 Sheil St North Melbourne 3051

Great plans for the landscaping of the former Children’s Hospital site

Great plans available for the return of the former hospital land on Flemington Road to Royal Park, looks great. You can look at or down load the document here www.returntoroyalpark.com.au/document/show/21 (the file is a big one, too big for our little website but loads quickly from the link above).

 

Landscaping plans for the return to Royal Park of the former Children's Hospital lands.

Landscaping plans for the return to Royal Park of the former Children’s Hospital lands.