Listen to residents - Drost, The Age letters

FINALLY a major election promise has been kept. Planning Minister Matthew Guy has told Knox Council it can decide heights of developments in the Boronia activity centre. We want to see more of this. We are tired of being told we have to cram in thousands more people and put up with high-rise buildings in our comfortable residential areas. The Planning Department and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal need to accept this.
All councils should use this ruling as a precedent for their own activity centres. After all, 7.5 metres, which is being used in Boronia, is scarcely more than two storeys high. That would suit us in our area very well. Thank you, minister.
Mary Drost, convener, Planning Backlash Inc, Camberwell