Feb 092011
 

Just a quick update – the three days of hearing have concluded, but there was not enough time to hear all submissions. So in around a fortnight there will be a conclusion day with the Applicant making their final submission and Council and Objectors given a final right-or-reply.

More details soon including an update on what did happen at day three.

 Posted by at 6:11 pm
Feb 082011
 

Monday: Council presented their two expert witnesses which took all of Monday. Both the Applicant and Objectors representatives cross examined these witnesses.

Tuesday: Council gave their closing statement at the beginning of the day. The Objectors representatives gave their statements and presented their documented submissions throughout the morning. In the afternoon the Applicant made their opening and presented two of their expert witnesses. Both the Applicant and Objectors representatives cross examined these witnesses.

The VCAT member hearing the case undertook a site visit Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday will see the rest of the Applicants experts present.

A further update tomorrow. A decision by VCAT is not expected on the day, but up to a few weeks away.

For the first two days, resident objectors have been attending to watch first hand and lend support. If you can lend moral and numerical support to the speakers presenting on behalf of the Resident Objectors, please come down to the VCAT hearing for the last day (Wednesday).

VCAT at 55 King Street, Melbourne.

Even coming in for an hour or so demonstrates to all parties the conviction of the objectors. You can quietly walk in and out at will.

 Posted by at 10:20 pm
Feb 072011
 

If you can lend moral and numerical support to the speakers presenting on behalf of the Resident Objectors, please come down to the VCAT hearing.

VCAT at 55 King Street, Melbourne.

Even coming in for an hour or so demonstrates to all parties the conviction of the objectors. You can quietly walk in and out at will.

Scheduled for submissions and present expert witnesses are:

  • Monday – Council, although Objectors might start if Council finishes early.
  • Tuesday – Objectors
  • Wednesday – Applicant (developer)

And for everyone else who can’t make it, we will keep you informed with update posts.

Good luck and thanks to everyone for getting us to this point.

 Posted by at 7:35 am
Feb 022011
 

As mediation was unsuccessful, the final hearing at VCAT goes ahead, and has been confirmed for next Monday (7th), Tuesday and Wednesday.

Scheduled for submissions and present expert witnesses are:

  • Monday – Council
  • Tuesday – Objectors
  • Wednesday – Applicant (developer)

We will keep everyone informed during the hearing.

 Posted by at 2:57 pm