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In Kew VIC on “Post Request(S72)...” at 68 A Wellington Street Kew VIC 3101:

Terry Dear wrote to local councillor Jack Wegman

Kerry, Mae, Bob etc
The Boroondara Council does it's best to protect heritage buildings and try to maintain its heritage strategy but this has been taken out of its hands by VCAT. A few years back a landmark decision was taken at VCAT to demolish a house on the corner of Burke and Canterbury Rd even though it was the subject of a heritage overlay.
VCAT is 110% pro-development, making it clear that every building is on a potential development site. Overlay or listing is no protection. The council fought tenaciously, taking the matter to the Supreme Court twice - but the matter was referred back to VCAT who immediately found in the developers favour.
VCAT is the problem here and if you want to make a change talk to your local state govt member.
The State Govt isn't interested in changing VCAT as it supports its growth strategy and acts at an arms length from govt - conveniently!
So it's a very unsatisfactory system and one that is destroying our inner suburbs at a rapid pace.

Delivered to local councillor Jack Wegman. They are yet to respond.

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