16A Calthorpe Street Gisborne VIC 3437

Development of two (2) new dwellings.

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

(Source: Macedon Ranges Shire Council, reference PLN/2021/87)

14 Comments

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  1. Peter Williams commented

    There needs to be no removal of any established trees on or near this site where the application is being made. It is an important site as it's the main entrance to the township. Appropriate architecture and extensive and appropriate landscaping fitting with the area must be part of this development.

  2. R Evans commented

    Serious consideration needs to be taken with development. Chopping down old trees is taking away the landscape that people move to Gisborne for. We love the country feel of Gisborne but unfortunately this is changing rapidly as trees and landscape is quickly getting filled with houses. Keep our trees, build around them!!! Listen to the old community here who moved here for the lifestyle.

  3. Vaughan commented

    This should not proceed unless the environment is sufficiently looked after.

  4. Stella Serratore commented

    Stop turning Gisborne into a suburb, we are a country town and we need to stay a country town. Listen to the old community here who moved here for the lifestyle. Save our trees, save our town, save our lifestyle.

  5. S Gordon commented

    I object to the removal of a large gum at 16a Calthorpe St Gisborne. As I understand an application has been made for it's removal for no reason other than ease of access to a new development at the site. This is absurd. Gisborne has one iconic feature, it's majestic trees and this particular Gum stands at the entrance to town. It is bad enough that essential road upgrades claim so many of our huge old trees. 18 lost already this year at the Saunders Rd works and further more to be felled for Melb/Kilmore Rd project. Please do not allow private developers to strip our landscape further and change the character and appeal of Gisborne forever.

  6. Rhodd Davies commented

    Re: The removal of a large gum at 16a Calthorpe St, Gisborne.
    I am sad and disappointed to understand that a request be made to kill yet another old, established tree in our township. We live in a beautiful, country setting, and it is short-sighted to allow the destruction of beautiful trees. Wildlife and nature depend on our wonderful trees and this particular tree should be seen as an enhancement rather than a 'nuisance' by whoever the 'developer' is. It is a lack of creativity on their part and a complete lack of understanding as to why Gisborne is still classed as a 'country' town. Tourism is a big contributor to the local economy and the natural beauty is a huge influence on why people visit. Therefore, as a country planning team, let it be known that chopping trees down to accommodate developers, is not an option here in our wonderful, country town. Thank you ...

  7. Paul commented

    Just stop turning this place into a concrete jungle. We did not move here to be in the city. Where is the respect for the environment . Hasn't there been enough development ? I strongly object to the removal of a large gum tree that is the property of the animals who use it as habitat and the people who see it and breath it's oxygen. You should be planting trees not removing them.

  8. Sean R commented

    The existing large gum tree should not be removed to facilitate a more profitable development. Planning should insist that the tree remains and the developer needs to come up with a work around that does not kill this tree.

  9. Andy tomkinson commented

    I support development of this site, and any infill sites within existing towns. The retention or loss of the large gum is not a planning scheme issue. It is about Council’s and Vicroads’ infrastructure design manual standards and whether or not vicroads would accept a compromise solution to ensure retention of the tree. The same problem whether one, two or six dwellings are proposed.
    I think Vicroads should consider a compromise solution, which will likely be expensive but worth it.

  10. Andy tomkinson commented

    I support development of this site, and any infill sites within existing towns. The retention or loss of the large gum is not a planning scheme issue. It is about Council’s and Vicroads’ infrastructure design manual standards and whether or not vicroads would accept a compromise solution to ensure retention of the tree. The same problem whether one, two or six dwellings are proposed.
    I think Vicroads should consider a compromise solution, which will likely be expensive but worth it.

  11. Annette Papax commented

    The beautiful old growth gum tree on Council Land at this development site has been targeted for removal to make way for easier access to the site. There is no link with the future upgrade by VIC roads at the Kilmore Rd intersection & it is simply a lazy developer request. The tree deserves absolute protection as it is a valuable asset to our town & our region. We have already lost too many of our regal natives to careless infrastructure growth & unwarranted fear. It is time we acknowledged their worth & as a caring community stand up to protect & salute these natives not steal their space. Granted, Gisborne is no longer a village & is changing fast but I for one would prefer a stately eucalyptus & mature tree canopies at the entrances to my town than some pointless concrete gateway & a few shrubs.. Trees enhance a location & at some point we will have this realisation.

  12. A. Taylor commented

    Stop turning Gisborne into a suburb!
    We come here for the country feel & wildlife! . Stop chopping all the trees down. Stop splitting the land into small blocks to gain more money...keep it rural!
    Think of our wildlife not your pockets!
    It’s too late once it’s all gone!

  13. Annette Papax commented

    Regarding Development application for the removal of two valuable eucalyptus trees at 16A Calthorpe St Gisborne (larger beautiful tree on Council land & another smaller tree just inside the property fence line) .. We have been in touch with MR Shire Council several times via phone & email regarding this application since March 13th & still no response 😕 ?

  14. Annette Papax commented

    Letting concerned residents know that the beautiful Manna Gum on Council Land at 16A Calthorpe Street has been assessed as very valuable & we have been reassured by MRS Council that it will be saved & protected when this property is developed. However, the smaller eucalyptus tree just inside the fence line & tight up against the neighbours fence has not yet been assessed & is at risk of being removed to make way for easier access to the property.
    Given that it is a companion tree & tight up against the fence line allowing ample room to its right for vehicles to enter, some of us feel that it too is worth saving if possible?

    Assessment is happening soon & Thanks to everyone who commented. 🌿

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