132-136 Kavanagh Street Southbank 3006

Application for planning permit pa1900715

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website about 1 year ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: Melbourne City Council, reference TPMR-2019-29)


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  1. Kieren Malone commented

    The demolishment of the park will deprive families, children and local businesses of a vital place to meet, exercise and play. Over the past few months, this park has been the only place where locals have been able to congregate and escape the restrictions that isolation has placed on them. There are multiple empty buildings across the street that could be used for the same purpose that the council proposes. Please don't deprive us of our park!

  2. David Greasley commented

    This park is one of the only green spaces in Southbank that gets direct sunlight. It is inconceivable that this would be taken away, it is an asset to the local community and has been highlighted by the covid restrictions and the thousands of us who live in apartments and need a communal open space. It is now more popular than ever and it would be a huge detriment and loss to our local community. It is terrible planning by the government that has left us in this situation of only one open, sunny space for tens of thousands of local residents and would be a neglect of duty to take what is left away. It can't be replaced. Please come down and look for yourself to see what we would be loosing and such a high density urban area.

  3. John Anderson commented

    The construction of yet another tall building in the area will have a multitude of negative effects on the area, including reduction in existing property value and a rise in 'short term' accommodation, which leads to lower rental affordability.

    Even more worrying, however, is the loss of a significant proportion of the open space available to the public. Southbank has among the lowest proportion of residents with private outdoor facilities, and the shared facilities in many buildings are sadly lacking.

    The Boyd Community Park took far too long to build, but once it was finally open, it became a welcome and necessary part in many people's daily lives. Despite the fact that the park is the only park of its size in the area, you plan allow for a large building which will reduce the park's usability, and decrease the natural light and outlook even further?

    To build yet another glass and concrete private high rise in the area would be a horrific mistake on the behalf of the council, and one that cannot be readily undone. The reduction in open space will have a demonstrable impact on resident well-being, and subsequently, productivity. This will have negative flow on effects for the local area and Melbourne's economy.

    If you want to continue to spout that Melbourne is among the most livable cities in the world, you had best consider what that actually means, and keep the Boyd Park intact. Allowing this construction would be a horrible misstep, especially in the lead-up to the local government elections.

  4. Allen Gravier commented

    This is a terrible proposal owing to the loss of valuable public land. This is the only recreation area in quite a large part of South Melbourne having several thousand apartments. This is currently an historic site with recreation for local families.
    Even the proposal is greedy with a tall building overshadowing a small gem.
    If Council wants rooms for community use, buy a factory, do not steal a valuable park. Further affordable housing in high rise residential buildings is a furphy. We have Affordable Housing in our Tower, but it is only cheaper NOT affordable.

  5. Craig Elphick commented

    This proposal is another blow to the inner city - with COVID 19 making the city less attractive to new residents and property prices already under stress, this additional block will place even more supply to the market.
    Just as importantly, the park has become a real community asset in the past few months and allowed people to have a green space to exercise, children to play and people to have an area where they can enjoy an outdoor facility, not just for physical, but for mental health as well - there is nothing comparable in the close vicinity.
    Council should be doing their utmost to make the area an attractive place to live, this is doing the exact opposite.

  6. Dr E. Pechenkina commented

    The Boyd Community Park is the only recreational space and a rare patch of green in Southbank, which is already a densely populated area. Taking away or reducing in any way this park space would negatively affect the community and go against such sustainable United Nations Development Programme’s Development Goals. I urge you to stop the planned construction works and not take away the Park from us.

  7. Kam Tse commented

    We strongly object and disagree with the proposed high raising in the existing Boyd Park. Southbank is highly packed with high raisings and tall buildings... The Southbank residents did require a green park and a basketball court for the kids, youth, family and retired person to relax...This is a mistake to sell part of the Boyd park land to a property developer. We recommend the Melbourne Government to buy back the land.

  8. Sam Fresco commented

    Do we really need more apartments in Southbank? Due to the new ‘work from home’ movement people will be less likely to want to live near the cbd and prefer to live further out in more spacious, greener areas.
    Southbank needs more green space not less in order to keep it a place that people want to live in. I will be moving out Southbank if this building goes ahead and I expect many others would too.

  9. Betsy commented

    I strongly object the building of a tall building in the existing Boyd Park. We do not have enough park space for kids, youth and family in Southbank. There are already too many tall buildings in Southbank...

  10. Alfred R. J. Katz commented

    As a resident of Soutbank, I strongly object to the application for a planning permit for the residential building proposed for Boyd Park on the following grounds:
    1. The area does not have enough public space and green space, this building will significantly reduce this.
    2. The planned building will overshadow the lawns and playy area at the back of the Boyd centre which are currently well utilised by parents and children who live in the area.
    3. People are moving out of the city, we do not need more empty residential buildings in the area.

    Please don't take our park away.

  11. Binbo Chen commented

    As a resident of Southbank, I strongly object to the application for a planning permit for the residential building proposed for Boyd Park. It is already a tiny green space and the only green space in Southbank. Even now it's quite crowded for residents in Southbank. There are already tons of tall buildings in Southbank and apartments are already over supplied. I don't think it is reasonable to take away our only green place and turn it into building.

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