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In Northcote VIC on “A mixed-use development...” at Building 25 Separation Street Northcote VIC 3070:

Christina Ellis commented

Growth in a popular suburb is understandable, but 29 stories of far too tall for a suburb such as Northcote. It's not the CBD.

This is yet another case of developers trying to squeeze every penny out of a site with little concern for the impact on the surrounding infrastructure and community. Separation street is very narrow and barely able to handle the current levels of traffic, adding dozens of stories of apartments will make that worse.

This isn't a case of NIMBYism, per se, as the community doesn't seem to be wholly against the idea of a development there full-stop, just very against the idea of a team build in an area that should have balanced and sensitive development to meet the present community's needs without chucking it all out the window for residents who may not even live there yet.

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