The VCAT hearing has now been completed but the result will take some time depending upon how quickly the three members of the Tribunal can agree on a decision and write their report.
Since the 1970's the Camberwell and the Boroondara community have been trying to gain some democratic control over the place where they live. Believing in peaceful democratic processes, despite so much evidence to the contrary, the community has communicated forcefully and repeatedly that it does not want the Camberwell community transformed from a leafy low density residential areas into a high density dormitory.
However, it is now very clear that the government is determined to push high-rise into Boroondara. We do not have a great deal of confidence in the VCAT process as Council has been over-ruled on all the large development proposals in our area. 100% for developers, 0% for resident objectors.
But miracles do happen - here's hoping.
(Edited by Jack Roach - original submission Saturday, 31 January 2009, 04:49 PM)
(Edited by Jack Roach - original submission Saturday, 25 April 2009, 08:52 PM)
(Edited by Stephen Digby - original submission Saturday, 25 April 2009, 08:54 PM)