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.
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:
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:
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.