809 Wilson – Yellow Sign
News is out that Wilson Street & Long St site that adjoins Canadian State Forest, is the next piece of natural land to be developed.
DEVELOPMENT NUMBER: PLP/2011/683
DEVELOPER: Coughlan Civil Pty Ltd
SITE: 809 Wilson Street, Ballarat East
PROPOSAL : Subdivision into 39 lots and Removal of Native Vegetation
OBJECTIONS DUE : August 13th 2012
Please go and have a look at the site and at the plans and let us know what you think. You can look a the plans at the council or online, here is how you access the plans online:
1. go to https://eservices.ballarat.vic.gov.au/ (click on link below)
2. click on “Town Planning Applications”
3. select “Town Planning Applications on Advertising” then click ‘Next’
4. click on “PLP/2011/683” which is at the top of the list.
5. click on “View Application Details Here”
Then you will be taken to a list of downloadable PDFs, the main one is the “Application for a Planning Permit”, and the “Plan of subdivision”. Have a read and let us know what you think of the development. We will need someone in Wilson Street to lead the charge if you think it needs changing to better reflect the neighbourhood…
Here is a heartfelt plea from Judy who lives opposite the proposed development.
809 Wilson St, Ballarat East.
Maybe you haven’t heard of this area, but it is opposite my house.
About 12 years ago, permission was given for this piece of land to be subdivided into 3 lots. Now they want 39.
The land is adjacent to Canadian Forest. Parts are exceedingly steep. There is a lot of bog land included, and water springs come out of the hill.
The original permit took the hydrology of the land into consideration, something which seems to be out of fashion since the drought. The wet patches are returning and dams are filling. There are koalas living on this land as are wallabies and echidna.
There is vegetation protection on all adjacent land. The area is fireprone, so additional insurance would be charged to residents for flood and fire danger.
It adjoins a lovely, quiet piece of paradise peopled by folk who love the regional flavour. Development would flood more traffic onto Fussell St Between Wilson and Eureka Streets. Wilson St. here is very narrow, with blind crests and steep and has natural vegetation (protected).
HELP PLEASE !!!!!thanksJudy”
And here is what this street is known for…