Are you concerned with the governments' determination to force more residential development into your local neighbourhood?
The latest revision of Plan Melbourne dictates that 70% of all new housing will be crammed into our established suburbs. It also has changed what in many areas is arestriction of no more than two dwellings per block. In future developers can build more than two dwellings and the heights have been lifted to three stories.
When questioned, the Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, indicated that maybe this could mean up to 10 dwellings on a surbuban block. You could have a three storey block of flats built next door with no right of appeal.
BRAG has publised a Residents' Bill of Rights (RBR) which was developed in conjunction with residents' groups right across Melbourne who are all facing many different planning issues
The RBR was devised as a response to the lack of any real consultation by successive state governments, while our reidential areas are continually being plundered by developers only intent on exploiting every construction opportunity , regardless of the impact upon our residential areas.
The RBR is an initiative to give residents a real voice in how their local residential areas are developed.
WE URGE EVERYONE TO INDICATE THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE RBR BY WRITING TO THEIR REPRESENTATIVE POLITICIANS AND COUNCILLORS TO SUPPORT THE INTRODUCTION OF OUR RESIDENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS
A copy of the RBR is attched (see the link above).
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