Oct 252011

Former Newport Timber Yard (6 Paine St) Development

Massive 43 unit development, 3 and 4 stories high.


Having previously been rejected by both Council and VCAT, the developer has made another application to council to develop this site.

Despite some minor changes the design remains essentially the same, but has now increased in the number of dwellings and height. The terrible impact on neighbourhood character, heritage, traffic, parking, and park amenity of this development remains the same.

This is what the developer wants to stick in the middle of our neighbourhood…

 You can view the application and plans here.

 If you oppose this development (and what it represents and sets precedents for) please support your neighbourhood by objecting to it as soon as possible, preferably before 10th November.


Here are some aids to objecting, select the most convenient. Each person in your household can submit their own objection.

PRE-COMPLETED OBJECTION (MICROSOFT-WORD or PDF) – containing the most pertinent points and you can use it as a reference for completing the blank objection form or submitting an objection on Council’s planning system (Greenlight), or submit the pre-completed objection form itself.

COUNCILS PLANNING SYSTEM for online submission, go to the bottom of the page for objection form. Review the above pre-completed objection document for assistance and text you might want to use.

BLANK OBJECTION FORM for writing your own objection.

FAX any of the above to 03 9932 1090, make sure you include the following information:
– Application number: PA1123425
– Site address: 6 Paine St Newport
– Your name and address.

POST any of the above to:
Hobsons Bay City Council – Corporate Centre

Town Planning Department (Mark Tenner)

115 Civic Parade
Altona VIC 3018

To speak with Council’s planner about this development, phone Mark Tenner on 03 9932 1157.

If you have any questions of us, please email info@protectnewport.com

Good luck everyone, and let the community’s voice be heard.

 Posted by at 8:58 pm

  2 Responses to “TIME TO OBJECT”

  1. Great work everyone, lots of objections are being sent to Council and forwarded on to us for delivery to Council’s office.

    But there is room for more.

    If you are impacted by this development, think it is detrimental to our neighbourhood, or think it does not meet planning guidelines… get your objection in as quickly as possible.

  2. Thanks for all your efforts folks,

    I’m sure we there will be much more objections this time.

    I will be submitting my objection letter this week.



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