Recent comments on applications from City of Moonee Valley, VIC

  1. In Essendon VIC on “Construction of two dwellings” at 29 Woolley Street, Essendon VIC 3040:

    Malcolm& Alison McNab commented

    I am writing to you regarding the proposed development at 29 Woolley Street Essendon. Having viewed the plans, I have concerns regarding the second story south facing windows. I know that you will probably say that these windows are permitted as they are the required distance from the boundary fence, however, I fail to comprehend why there appears to be total disregard to the privacy of the Laluma Street properties. The windows that they are proposing will overlook a number of properties and we will lose all privacy in our rear gardens and outdoor entertaining area.

  2. In Moonee Ponds VIC on “Use and development of the...” at 142 Maribyrnong Road, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039:

    Stacey Mitchell commented

    Hi, I’m concerned these proposed plans could be detrimental to surrounding neighbours.
    Currently staff and clients park directly out the front of our property, making it extremely difficult for us to park out the front of our home. We regularly need to park in excess of 100m from our property, where previously we didn’t need to prior to the clinic opening. I’m unclear what added benefit further reduction in car parking will provide a clinic that already has insufficient parking for clients.
    The existing lighting of the clinic already shines directly into our property and impacts our ability to sleep. This has increased since council removed a tree from the nature strip out the front of our property. I have spoken to the owner of the clinic about this, who declined to take any form of action or collaborate to come to a workable solution. Again, I’m unclear what benefit this additional lighting and signage will add and am seeking specific detail on positioning, as the current layout is already inappropriate and unsuitable.
    I’d also like to know what assessment is being undertaken on impact to surrounding residents?
    Thanks

  3. In Moonee Ponds VIC on “Use and development of the...” at 142 Maribyrnong Road, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039:

    Andrew Badge commented

    Hi, How is the reduction of car parking requirements feasible? The existing practice already impacts the parking availability directly in front of my house and within 100m. There are rarely free parking spots during operating hours since this practice opened.

    What are the details of the illuminated signage. The practice had previously installed a large illuminated without planning approval. This illuminated the interior of my house and my neighbours. It was removed but later re-appeared at a different angle. Where will this new signage be located. Where is the impact assessment on their neighbours?

  4. In Airport West VIC on “Construction of four dwellings” at 1-13 Fullarton Road, Airport West VIC 3042:

    Karen Spurr commented

    This application is inappropriate for the location. This is an extremely busy roundabout, particularly during peak hour. Due to the location of the local school, cars are often parked illegally obscuring line of sight for both vehicles and pedestrians. To enable four dwellings on this tiny block means high density and limited off street parking. It is an accident waiting to happen and poor planning for the area.

  5. In Airport West VIC on “Construction of four dwellings” at 1-13 Fullarton Road, Airport West VIC 3042:

    Karen Spurr commented

    This application is inappropriate for the location. This is an extremely busy roundabout, particularly during peak hour. Due to the location of the local school, cars are often parked illegally obscuring line of sight for both vehicles and pedestrians. To enable four dwellings on this tiny block means high density and limited off street parking. It is an accident waiting to happen and poor planning for the area.

  6. In Airport West VIC on “Construction of four dwellings” at 1-13 Fullarton Road, Airport West VIC 3042:

    Leanne licastro commented

    Seriously ... right on the corner of the freeway.. I hope they are single storey!!! I disapprove of these units being built - not a sensible place for residential dwellings - as it’s at the end of the street I live in - I’m appalled at the allowance of these dwellings. More revenue $$$ for council - very little common sense.

  7. In Airport West VIC on “Construction of four dwellings” at 1-13 Fullarton Road, Airport West VIC 3042:

    Kate Spurr commented

    This is a freeway entry and exit point. Its also a busy intersection due to a school, multiple units, dead ends and a thoroughfare from apw to niddrie and keilor. There is poor visibility already and slow moving traffic due to school buses/drop offs/a short entry to the freeway and increased traffic at peak hour plus a school crossing and bus stop. Considering you keep approving 3 bdr units that only contain 1 carspace, it is impossible to drive down any street in apw without having to dodge and weave around cars. Its also extremely difficult to see around cars when they are parked along every side street. More dangerous near a school. I have no doubt if you approve this, there will be even more cars parked on the street.
    But you'll do what you like because it's all about $.

  8. In Airport West VIC on “Construction of four dwellings” at 1-13 Fullarton Road, Airport West VIC 3042:

    Leanne licastro commented

    Seriously ... right on the corner of the freeway.. I hope they are single storey!!! I disapprove of these units being built - not a sensible place for residential dwellings - as it’s at the end of the street I live in - I’m appalled at the allowance of these dwellings. More revenue $$$ for council - very little common sense.

  9. In Moonee Ponds VIC on “Partial demolition of an...” at 18 Dickens Street, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039:

    Francene Howe commented

    There are no additional documents on the advertised applications on the City of Moonee Valley website. Is this verandah at the front or rear of the property?

  10. In Ascot Vale VIC on “Construction of a two...” at 28 Sandown Road, Ascot Vale VIC 3032:

    Christine commented

    It is disturbing to see how many multi-development sites have been permitted in this street so far. I’m grateful I do not reside in Sandown Road.

  11. In Essendon VIC on “Partial demolition, carry...” at 45-69 Woodland Street, Essendon VIC 3040:

    Gena O'Keeffe commented

    This is over development in an area that is of single dwelling covenants. It is also not in keeping with the area around it. The council should be looking at what a valuable resource this property is to the City of Moonee Valley. Especially with the MV2040 Action Plan - Beautiful. It is an important Heritage listed property to this area.
    The community do not want it subdivided and would like it to become a green space for everyone to use.
    The loss of 97 trees is significant. It is hard to activate, green and beautify our city if we are losing this amount of trees. The loss of trees, bird and wildlife (which are plentiful) that inhabit these grounds will be detrimental to the environment and against what the council is trying to achieve in its Action Plan - Beautiful.
    25 townhouses of 3 levels surrounding a Heritage listed property of importance and prominence should not be a consideration.
    This should not be being considered during these uncertain times.

  12. In Essendon VIC on “Partial demolition, carry...” at 45-69 Woodland Street, Essendon VIC 3040:

    Louise Taresch commented

    This proposed sub division is still under review at Heritage Victoria. It is inappropriate that any planing takes place at this time. The property also has a single dwelling covenant that should prevent this type of overdevelopment. All government departments and any potent investors should be very cautious given the above.

  13. In Essendon VIC on “Building and works in a...” at 1-2/299-311 Pascoe Vale Road, Essendon VIC 3040:

    Ravi Tata commented

    As a resident in a pocket round the corner from this location, what does the traffic management look like near this location? The traffic on Pascoe vale road both in bound and outbound has increased significantly over past 10 years with no or pedestrian crossing kids to Essendon Primary school from the Strathmore train station to the Moreland rd T-intersection. With this development the council has to consider pedestrian mobility with safety is a must have.

  14. In Essendon VIC on “Construction of two dwellings” at 11 Robb Street, Essendon VIC 3040:

    Canaan and Louis Ridge commented

    We moved to Robb Street because of the heritage streetscape. 11 Robb street needs to be kept as a Victorian house to maintain the continuity of period houses along the east side of the street and the wider community. If it is demolished it is a piece of history that will never be able to be replaced. We have already seen 29 Robb Street subdivided and it is such a shame to see someone buy a house only to subdivide and sell it off. If this continues with 11 Robb Street, it will impact the asthetics of the whole street and set a precedent for further inappropriate developments.

  15. In Essendon VIC on “Construction of two dwellings” at 11 Robb Street, Essendon VIC 3040:

    Colleen Vaughan commented

    As a long-term resident of Robb Street, I am very concerned about the demolition of this house. Numbers 3 to 27 Robb Street form an unbroken Victorian era streetscape.
    It is one of the few streets in Essendon that has such a consistent and authentic look to it. To demolish this would ruin the streetscape. The opposite side of the street lacks this consistency and the east side of Robb Street is quite different.

  16. In Essendon VIC on “Partial demolition and...” at 66 Buckley Street, Essendon VIC 3040:

    Jenny Nola commented

    How are heritage homes like this one not listed on the heritage register? Beggars belief, we will have no heritage buildings left at the rate things are going.

  17. In Essendon VIC on “Building and works in a...” at 1-2/299-311 Pascoe Vale Road, Essendon VIC 3040:

    Virginia Moylan commented

    As a resident in Pascoe Vale Rd near this proposed construction, what does creation and alteration of access to a road in a Road Zone, Category 1, mean for traffic flow in the area.
    Why have I not been notified if the proposal?

  18. In Ascot Vale VIC on “Demolition of an existing...” at 36 Middle Street, Ascot Vale VIC 3032:

    Tao Alberdingk commented

    I object to the replacement of a slate roof with colorbond roof sheeting. The adjoining houses have slate roofs and this is a heritage overlay area. To maintained the character of the street the original roofing material, being slate, should be used to maintain the heritage overlay. I question if the changes to roof pitch fits within the Heritage Overlay Rules?

  19. In Flemington VIC on “Use of the land as a hotel,...” at 392-398 Racecourse Road, Flemington VIC 3031:

    Linda williams commented

    The reduction in Bicycle parking at this complex should be looked at seriously. An upgrade a number of years ago significantly reduced the number of bicycle parking places at the supermarket - now down to two - there used to be around six pre the upgrade. The nearest bike parking is near the station in rather a dingy area. More bike parking rather than less please in these days - I might even pop into the pub if they provide some bike parking.

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