Update 1 Shiel St development.

Dear RAIDers – disappointing outcome from last night’s FMC meeting – Council approved the development without change or recognition of the issues raised.

Old View 2013

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

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

New Son of 2013 next to the purple monster in 2014.

1 Shiel Street the new version 2014, note next door bulk and absence of a 15 meter 5 Shiel St development.

Newly approved by MCC, 1 Shiel Street the new version 2014, note next door bulk and absence of a 15 meter 5 Shiel St development.

 

  • This was Council’s opportunity to put into practice their policy with regard to parks, amenity, height limits, planning gain and they failed at the first hurdle.

We appreciated that Rohan Leppert spoke against the Motion and foreshadowed¬† an alternative Motion (supported by Cathy Oke) – to reduce the level by one storey – ‘deletion of level 3 or 4’ to conform with C190 ie 10.5 and 14.0 metres.¬† This did not get to be put to the vote as the original Motion was carried 7 to 2 (Leppert and Oke).

The RAiD committee will meet Sunday night to prepare for the new Residential Zone Panel Hearing scheduled for mid September and to discuss other matters.

Woods 5 Shiel Street, Next for high rise? Will the MCC listen to residents?

Woods 5 Shiel Street, Next for high rise? Will the MCC listen to residents?

Woollworths North Melbourne SIte under offer

Canning Street & Vaughan Terrace site of the proposed Woolworths towers development 305

Canning Street & Vaughan Terrace site of the proposed Woolworths towers development 3051 is under offer.

The Canning Street site is now “under offer”, let us hope the new owners will work together with the local residents and Woolworths to develop the site and super market in a manner that better meets every ones needs. You cant stop development in most cases as the argument for increased density in the inner city is strong but you can work to make it better for everyone. Looking forward to hearing some news.