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Restore Residents' Rights Rally on the steps of Parliament.
by Jack Roach - Saturday, 15 July 2017, 04:49 AM

Our "Restore Residents' Rights Rally on 8th June, held on the parliament steps, was well attended with groups from right across Melbourne and beyond supporting the speakers criticising the negative effects of PLAN MELBOURNE 2017-2050 recently announced by the government.

Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 has changed the protection provided by the zones put in place by the previous government allowing for  more multi-storey residential development in our residential streets. The whole emphasis is on cramming 70% of new development into or established suburbs.

The first speaker, Prof. Michael Buxton, from RMIT explains how this will affect the existing residents in these areas supported by the Shadow Planning Minister, David Davis, who makes the negative issues  very clear.  The other speakers are mainly group repesentatives from resident groups across Melbourne. 

We estiimated that over 300 attended the rally based upon the number of handouts issued. 

We will keep up the pressure on Planning  Minister Richard Wynne, who is not sympathetic to the concerns of residents, but continues to approve more and more unacceptable developments that are ruining Melbourne's reputation as a very liveable city.

 LATEST: We have recieved a letter from David Davis, Shadow Minister for Planning, committing the Liberals to restoring  NRZ & GRZ protections if elected. A copy of the letter is attached (see above).

NOTE: Under the changes to Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 10 or more dwellings could now be built on a single block in the Neighbourhood Resdential Zone (NRZ). Previously the maximum allowed was only two dwellings per block.

Would you like a 10 dwelling multy- storey block of flats built next door? We don't think so.