We have just received the decision – VCAT have upheld the Council’s decision to not grant a permit to the applicant.
Further analysis and a summary to follow, but you can read the decision document here…
P27 2012 Raio v Hobsons Bay CC _md 051012
Well done everybody.
Conclusion statement from decision document…
1. The review site provides a good opportunity to introduce a more intense and diverse form of housing into the location. Given its attributes, the use of the land is appropriate. However, for the above reasons, we find that in this location, the design fails to respond acceptably to the built form of the heritage protected neighbourhood and we do not consider that the amendments made to the previous proposal are an acceptable response to the previous Tribunal decision.
2. For these reasons, the decision of the Responsible Authority is affirmed. No permit is granted.