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In Brunswick East VIC on “Demolition of existing...” at 495-497 Lygon Street, Brunswick East VIC 3057:

Hannah Foster commented

I do not consider this proposal to be in the best interests of our community, nor in keeping with the low-rise skyline and village feel in Brunswick East. I’m concerned that the development is not supported with sufficient provision for green spaces, public transport and other services needed to support such a large influx of residents. Pre COVID, the trams on Lygon Street were already pushed beyond capacity and green spaces are in very heavy use. I am also concerned about the shadow cast by a 10 storey building, and would ask Council to consider the impact of this on residents in nearby buildings.
I appreciate more homes are needed in Victoria, but unless these are designated low cost/community housing apartments (which they don’t appear to be) then there are already several very similar developments in the area due to be completed in the next year. Given the economy, we are likely to end up with vacant unsold apartments and very likely to end up with vacant shops, given the number of vacant shops currently on Lygon Street.

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