84 Pakington Street, Geelong West, VIC

Use and Development of a Mixed Use Four Storey Commercial Building, including a Food and Drink Premises (Cafe), three Offices and Waiver of Car Parking Requirements

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(Source: City of Greater Geelong, reference 731/2022)

9 Comments

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  1. Sarah commented

    Car parking requirements are vital for any new commercial and particularly residential buildings in the area as it is already very busy. Overflow will potentially become a bigger issue and spill over into surrounding areas.

  2. Virginnia Gilham commented

    Car parking must be considered. Geelong West is incredibly busy and needs parking to be looked at in a real way. Not waivered. Where will the extra people park? Any development must include more car parking or be scaled down.

  3. Bernadette Houghton commented

    Pako is already very busy, traffic-wise, at most times during the day, and the addition of a 4-storey building in that area will exacerbate this. Particularly so, since no accommodation is to be made for the additional car parking that will be required. It is already very difficult to find empty parking spots in that part of Pako during most of the day. While there are some car parks in various nearby locations, this is certainly not going to be enough to accommodate the extra parks that will be needed for a new building of the described nature; thus it is highly likely that, should this application be approved, it will have an overall detrimental impact on other nearby businesses. A 4-storey building in that area will also be way out of sync with other nearby buildings.

  4. Bernadette Houghton commented

    Pako is already very busy, traffic-wise, at most times during the day, and the addition of a 4-storey building in that area will exacerbate this. Particularly so, since no accommodation is to be made for the additional car parking that will be required. It is already very difficult to find empty parking spots in that part of Pako during most of the day. While there are some car parks in various nearby locations, this is certainly not going to be enough to accommodate the extra parks that will be needed for a new building of the described nature; thus it is highly likely that, should this application be approved, it will have an overall detrimental impact on other nearby businesses. A 4-storey building in that area will also be way out of sync with other nearby buildings.

  5. Sam commented

    Excited to see some nice & new infrastructure on Pakington street.. it will help business to grow otherwise everyone is struggling these days in business .. everything has gone too expensive & facing staff shortages.. if we get more appartments or office suites in the area… youths & young families also deserve to start their business in the best street of Geelong & north precinct udf should be given green signal so that people who are looking to buy their first homes they can also live in Geelong west instead of going Corio… locals like to walk from their homes to Pako… I am living in the area from last 10 years, never ever had any problem in finding parking… love the heritage old Pakington street near the town hall but other north side definitely needs new development which will help locals… big yes to the new project…. Professionally designed very nice… train station is very close … no need parking

  6. Amie O'Shea commented

    We don't want this!
    Negative impact on residential onstreet parking in the area, and an increase in local traffic for which roads are not prepared.
    This will reduce the publicly available carparking, making it harder for customers to access traders and businesses.

  7. Help Save Pako Street commented

    Amie O'Shea, Sam, Bernadette Houghton, Virginnia Gilham, Sarah and all 'Objectors'.
    IMPORTANT - You MUST lodge a submission / OBJECTION directly to the City of Greater Geelong by 5 pm 17 Nov 2022.

    CoGG do not register your 'comments' sent via Planning Alerts as Objections, so they don't carry much weight. The Planning Alerts site is fantastic for keeping up to date with Planning Permit Applications and finding the PPA Number and addresses. But now you need to send it to CoGG on their website or via an email.

    HOW TO LODGE AN OBJECTION
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  8. Tracey Gord commented

    Car parking must be allocated for every business & resident who resides in Pakington Street. Geelong West is incredibly busy and needs parking to be looked at in a real way. To waiver parking for residents in a 4 story complex is LUDICRIOUS.The increase in traffic (including visitors to new residents)& parking will potentially overload Pakington street & make access for pedestrians in that area of Pakington street more unsafe. Please consider the whole picture!

  9. Mel commented

    Love the proposal to increase the inner city Geelong population. Hopefully this will mean that the bike lane will be improved so that it is safer and more accessible for all types of riders. This is a forward thinking development if it is done sustainably. People need to be close to train stations and shops to lessen the reliance on cars, and begin to decrease the car-centric culture of Geelong. As a Geelong West resident, I walk or ride my bike for local errands down Pako or into the city centre.

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