Sep 012010

Do you know of the proposal to build…




At the site of the old timber yard, 6 Paine Street Newport.
The proposal is by an out-of-town developer.

You may wish to review the plans and lodge an objection by contacting the council. Or visit the council’s Greenlight system at and search for application PA1020902.

Key factors to consider:

  • Three storey buildings plus roof top decking areas.
  • Uncomplimentary design and construction in contrast to Heritage Overlay requirements and unsympathetic  to surrounding building styles.
  • Higher and more massive than anything in the area. Minimal and zero building set-back from the footpaths.
  • Inadequate on-site parking provisions, the developer proposes residents and visitors to park in your street instead, including surrounding the Armstrong Reserve public park.
  • This development presumes to be allowed to not comply with planning and building rules/laws/regulations that all of us have to comply with.
  • As it is already difficult to exit Paine and Wilkins Streets into Melbourne Road during peak hours, it is likely new residents will choose alternate routes via Bunbury St and North Road, increasing traffic in Crawford, Latrobe, Effingham, and Bunbury.


 Posted by at 9:15 am

  4 Responses to “Timber Yard Development”

  1. I have just been served with a copy of the Developer’s Application to VCAT. They seem to be limiting the application to a complaint about the number of days that it took for the council to respond rather than any of the substantive reasons for the refusal. The first application is to be heard on 17 December 2010. Are others intending to attend and object?

  2. John says: The Architects of this proposal couldn’t care 2 hoots for the people who live in this area, and the
    impact it will have on parking and lifestyle. The outrageous design of those apatrment blocks prove to me that they have no knowledge of the rich archetectual history of Newport and Williamstown

  3. Three stories with 46 dwellings – THEY MUST BE JOKING!

    The increase to traffic caused by 46 new homes will certainly cause the streets of the surrounding area to become more congested (with both traffic and parking).

    As for the development design itself… IT LOOKS LIKE CRAP!

    If the developer thinks it is so good, they should take this design and put it in their own private street and appreciate it there. Not here in our suburb where IT DOES NOT FIT AT ALL.

  4. What an outrageous proposal, total overdevelopment of our neighbourhood.
    All residents need to fight this together to maintain our ammenity, streetscape and lifestyle.

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