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In Ferntree Gully VIC on “Building and works to...” at 2-8 St Elmo Avenue, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156:

Jordan commented

Good afternoon, I'm a resident of Underwood road in Ferntree Gully. In regards to the development of St Elmo, residents surrounding this development will be joining forces together to discuss taking action against the proposed development. All residents along Underwood rd have made contact and expressed that a 12-meter high building along our boundaries with windows and balconies overlooking our properties is entirely unacceptable. We will be making contact with the adjoining residents to gauge their thoughts and willingness to join possible further action.

To answer the above statement, no developer would be able to develop as our Zoning would not allow block sizes under 1000sqm.

Our list of concerns are as follows:

Overshadowing private spaces and solar systems

Loss of value to all properties surrounding development.

Visual bulk of the building proposed

Loss of vegetation

Overlooking and loss of privacy

The proposal doesn't reflect the character of the existing neighbourhood and is entirely out of place

Traffic congestion


Doesn't comply with NRZ1 zoning (one dwelling and exceeds 8 meters) Our legal team tell us that there is a clause allowing nursing homes to exceed this height which we believe is questionable itself.

Loss of views to the mountains and vegetation.

From the residents of Ferntree Gully.

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