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

Simon Gough commented

To the Moreland City Council,

As a local Brunswick East resident, I strongly object to this plan. Many others have noted, and I agree, that the proposed building will directly go against the council’s preferred building height for this area, and will overlook and overshadow much of the surrounding area, including private balconies, gardens, and living spaces. Ten storeys is more than double the Moreland Council’s preferred height for this site, and as such should not be approved.

Furthermore, the building’s proposed bulk is unfitting to its location, amidst a low-rise area with heritage overlay buildings, and transform many side streets and alleyways into major thoroughfares. Such a highly visible building would be an eyesore, certainly, but its impact would be more than visual, and stand as a black mark within our suburb’s feeling and character.

There is simply no good reason to approve this plan, and I urge the council to listen to the local community and not proceed with this.

Simon Gough

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