Feb 23
2013

To Protect AND Enhance

Details of a permit currently being applied for to vary tree protection.

 

This will not be considered by the City Planning Department until March 12th 2013. The “Detailed View ” on the eServices site are not very detailed.

APPLICATION NUMBER: PLP/2012/946

DEVELOPER: S Melotte

SITE/s: 7, 9 & 17 Stockade Street Ballarat East

PROPOSAL: Vary tree protection restrictions on Lots 5, 6 and 10 of PS637559R

Do you remember the ‘tree hassle’ last year. Developers in Stockade Street took down trees that were protected without a permit. It seems now they want to remove the protection for the trees they took down.. (*wallpaper music playing now)

Do you get it? Difficult to fathom isn’t it. Backwards planning. Reverse removal. This developer need to be brought to task. They did receive a very small fine for the removal of the protected trees without a permit.

So whats happening here? Do they intend to build on the land where the tree were? Have they already? Your questions can be answered by calling the Counil Planning Department.

PLEASE GO AND HAVE A LOOK AT COUNCIL AND ASK THEM HOW TO OBJECT, AND WHAT WE CAN ASK THE DEVELOPER TO GIVE OUR AREA IN RETURN…

It seems to us that our city’s policies state to “protect and enhance”. We live for the day developers apply to vary conditions before they do work, to plant more, reduce housing envelopes, reducing lighting – still waiting.

We expect our council to support the enhancement as much as the protection… How can we support them to do that?

Please get in and have a close look at this one, track record for the Stockade Street development isn’t terribly positive – here are the posts about what happened…

http://ballarateast.net/whats-it-to-you/

http://ballarateast.net/council-says-yes-council-says-no/

http://ballarateast.net/those-pesky-trees/

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4 comments

  1. […] or what you believe might happen is not what happens… Likely BE Neters are reminded of a similar more public protected tree? In the comments please tell us what you would like to know from the council and we will put the […]

  2. Colleen says:

    Are they now just trying to avoid the fine?

  3. Diane says:

    “Before You Buy or Build: A Guide to Native Vegetation and Planning” Brochure

    The above named brochure is front and centre on the City of Ballarat Planning website. Link below http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/media/536473/before_you_buy_guide_lowres.pdf

    Perhaps council should just shred these brochures, cancel any further distribution and maybe even save some trees by doing so!

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