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In Upper Ferntree Gully VIC on “Development of a Medical...” at 1 Mount View Road, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156:

Hills Mate commented

You are on the ball here, Morgan, and not the only one who is unconvinced by comical 'false positive' comments. Thank you, from a fellow resident! Don't get too caught up in their straw man's arguments. Keep your eye on the facts and 'keep the powder dry' on the rest, as they say.
Just make sure you formally submit an objection to Knox City Council... in case your points here do not count in the planner's view as a submission (or may never reach them). You can use the council's website to do this and list all the reasons you've already mentioned, follow the link on this page to view "advertised plans" and make a submission https://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=277

As for the application, a slight reduction in size of this proposed building to accommodate even half the number of practitioners, would enable a continuity of the green canopy which is already being too disturbed by the destruction of backyards in place of impervious surfaces and building sizes across Knox. That is, if they are interested in re-establishing any natives of any decent use for wildlife. The external look of the building is terribly unsuited to the area, has the applicant not read Amendment C162 of the Knox Planning Scheme? This does not look like a building that responds to its surroundings very sensitively......

Too right, Upper Ferntree Gully is not 'commercial focused'(?) and is hardly the centre of things by any stretch of the measure! We are a small township right next to the vast Dandenong Ranges NP. We could hardly be considered 'commercial' and that attempt just proves these fake profiles haven't spent much time living here, if at all. It is a mixture of old, renovated and new homes, but the difference is, even the new homes here are sensitively designed to respond well to the surroundings (and leave room for canopy trees) and they complement each other. The commenters need only look around a few blocks of Upper Gully to see the calibre of the homes being built here, if they cared to. It's not trying to be Malvern or Hawthorn but, guess what, beautiful stunning period homes aren't protected there either and those perfectly good homes get demolished too!

Offending a community preemptively with intentionally overly-emotive insults about their homes is certainly not very wise. Don't force your way in here, and don't assume we're all against development. You have to come to the party and provide something of a high calibre worth getting behind first, Mr developer!

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