My walk to work, a mere 2.5km through Glen Waverley’s northern corner, is increasingly challenging as I negotiate yet another broken, illegally fenced, car blocked, mud covered or flooded footpath as another home site is bulldozed of every last blade of grass before being swamped under a monstrous concrete box.
Council has reached an “in-principle” position on Amendment C125 which is supposed to provide some degree of control over what gets built where and what happens to the vegetation which comprises the “garden character” of the City of Monash. You can see the position they reached and how it changed on March 29, 2016 on page 7 of the meeting minutes of the Council meeting.
On May 3, many residents attended the public submissions evening to offer their opinion on the “in-principle” position.*** There are no minutes currently published on Council’s website but it is fair to say that a significant percentage, probably a significant majority, of speakers were strongly opposed to the weakening of the controls by Cr Lake’s amendments to the proposals in the original C125 report.
Council is due to adopt, or amend then adopt, the “in-principle” position at the next meeting on May 30. After that, the amendment goes before a State government planning review panel before being finally presented to the Minister for Planning for his approval.
NOW, is almost your last opportunity to influence the outcome of the process.
***Editor’s note: Check out the comments to read one of the presentations to Monash Council on 3 May.
“The area in question should remain NRZ4”