Save the Park 114-116 Haines Street Application -10 storey complex, ,31 apartments 23 car parks.

The final assault on the westerly afternoon sun on Gardiners Reserve is now in play.
114-116 Haines Street North Melbourne 3051. RAiD says, too big too high, too dense, too much loss of light.

114-116 Haines Street North Melbourne 3051. RAiD says, too big too high, too dense, too much loss of light.

The owners of the Microwave Man in Haines Street (opposite Gardiner Reserve) have put in an application for a 10 storey complex with 31 apartments and 23 car spaces.
Please object to this development which will overshadow the park. Objections close 21 November (as per the attached picture).
Planning application number TP 2014-419
Let your local election candidates know we are VERY un happy about the planning process and absence of vision at State Level. We broadly accept medium density and development, but it must be infrastructure and services driven, 23 car spaces, who misses out and what is to stop them parking on street?
Get angry, get vocal 3051.

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

30 March 28C – Enjoy the last of Summer

There is a notice up in Royal Park with the Melbourne City Council seeking feed back on plans for Royal Park. The Park is very dear to many in 3051 so now is your chance to have your say, access to this great asset needs to continue to improve & to ensure no more of the park is snaffled for development.

Good luck to the North Melbourne Football Club between now and September. Props to the Groundsman at Arden street she is looking fabulous.

Have a great weekend & remember you will miss the pool when it closes for winter.

Royal Park users feedback

Melbourne City Council seeks feed back on plans for Royal Park by 11 April. Photo from Wikipedia