After a community consultation process, the developer is in the final stages of preparing amended plans for submission to Council.
In Protect Newport’s view, the plans HAVE NOT to any significant degree addressed the community’s major concerns of height, bulk, density, neighbourhood character, setbacks, parking and traffic.
In summary… there are still 43 dwellings, three stories, same building and occupant density, same height and bulk, as the plans presented during the workshops.
You will see by the letter accompanying the plans, the developer is still maintaining the position that VCAT and Council reviews/hearings give them approval to do what they wish, and the community feedback is therefore largely ignored.
Quick survey – after reviewing the latest pre-submission plans, please rate the developer’s community consultation process.
The developer has scheduled a final community workshop for Thursday 13 June 6.30pm – 8pm at The Chambers, level 1, Williamstown Town Hall, Ferguson Street. This workshop by the developer is “to provide an opportunity for final discussions between the developer and residents prior to plans being submitted to Hobsons Bay City Council”.
We suggest residents go along and provide further feedback before plans are submitted to Council.