242 Young St Fitzroy VIC 3065

Development of the land for a new dwelling (three-storey plus rooftop terrace), including associated demolition works and reduction in car parking requirements

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website almost 3 years ago. It was received by them 4 days earlier.

(Source: Yarra City Council, reference PLN16/1149)

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  1. Peter wrote to local councillor Amanda Stone

    I'm dismayed a that one of the few small parks in Fitzroy is going to disappear. This corner block has been a green oasis much enjoyed by local residents. It would be a great shame to see the beautiful mature bottle brush which is currently a mass of flower thrown into a skip.

    Delivered to local councillor Amanda Stone. They are yet to respond.

  2. Amy Orders commented

    I am glad with this new development and that the bottle brush will be destroyed, as it is a source of health hazard. All my life, I never suffer from hay fever until a bottle brush started blooming outside my bedroom window. I had to destroy the maturing bottle brush as no amount of doctor visits and medication could help my condition. With 8 deaths this year caused by pollen, I hope the council will replace all hazardous trees and plants for the well-being of the population.

  3. Paul commented

    The public comments on this proposed development are all very interesting, but a couple of points of order are needed:

    1. The property in question, 242 Young St. Fitzroy, is a privately owned block of land currently without improvements. The "small park" referred to by Peter is the Greeves St. Reserve at 58 Greeves St.
    2. This means that the mature bottle brush referred to by Peter, and much maligned by Amy will stay, as it is situated on public parkland.
    3. While I wish Amy all the best in treating her allergies (I have had serious pollen allergies this year myself), if council were to "replace all hazardous trees and plants" in the municipality - meaning those that produce flowers, and hence, pollen - Yarra would be almost utterly devoid of plant life.
    4. Even if council did as Amy requested, this would not solve her medical issues - Victoria has been inundated by pollen from its extensive grasslands to the north this year, and as yet, science has not devised a way to separate the atmosphere of Fitzroy from that of the surrounding districts.

  4. Peter commented

    Thanks for the clarification Paul. The confusion seems to arise as no 238 Young St doesn't appear to exist.

    While the bottlebrush is on the adjoining property it does substantially overhang the block in question, so can't imagine it will survive the building works.

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