Archive for the ‘Developments’ Category

Sep 30


Recently the council approved the proposed development at 628 Wilson Street. HOWEVER with 23 conditions plus notes. Is it just me or if a proposed development needs THAT many conditions to comply with MINIMUM standards we are looking at a bad development? The community will be keeping a close eye on this one with the […]

Sep 29

Telstra Tower

The yellow sign is up. Thanks to our local eagle eyes! Here are the details: APP NUMBER: PLP/2014/594 ADDRESS:  328 Eureka Street Ballarat East FOR: Construction of a telecommunications facility SUBMISSIONS DUE: 7/10/2014 LINK TO eSERVICES: And here is how to use eServices: You have time to get a submission in about this. […]

Sep 19

Zoning Response

We really need a map to understand this one! And Ballarat East doesn’t even rate as an issue, remains named Canadian, or unnamed. Is it just us or does no one in power give any kind of care for Ballarat East? Minister Guys Reposnse Standing Advisory Report Ballarat UPDATE: We caught up with Cr Peter […]

Sep 8

Mediation for 809 Wilson

Mediation on this proposed development for 809 Wilson Street. Tuesday 5pm at the Town Hall. It’s not too late to put in an objection, it’s not too late to say you will be in attendance.  

Sep 8

Developer Discretion #3

Developers as we know are tending to lack discretion in the East. However council officers have apparently passed this one! Feeling sorry for the new residents on this one! Electricity pole DIRECTLY in front of the driveway. This pic is taken at an angle, the post is really right in front! It’s okay though, developers […]

Aug 20

Objection letter example

Sometimes it hard to work out what to write when making a submission about a development. here is one I wrote this week: Comment on a Planning Application Application Property Address : 809 Wilson Street, Ballarat East Application Number PLP/2014/255 Your Comments : DEVELOPMENT NUMBER: PLP/2014/255 DEVELOPER: Natural Blond Pty Ltd SITE: 809 Wilson Street, […]

Aug 18

Due this week

Submissions, objections, are due this week for Wilson Street folks… Keep your end up, don’t let apathy allow such a greedy destructive subdivision to proceed. You do not have to live beside this development to make a submission about it! You do not have to be directly affected by it to make a submission about […]

Aug 15

301 Fussell Street

New Yellow Sign: Address: 301 Fussell Street Ballarat East Application: 4 Lot Subdivision Applicant: Beverage Williams & Co Reference Number: PLP/2014/552 Submissions Due: 30th August 2014 (or up until the council officers make a determination) Not much news on this four lot subdivision as the files are not available online currently. So follow up with […]

Aug 9

Wilson St déjà vu

Thank you for the myriad letters, emails, Facebook notifications and drop ins we got about this development. We would say welcome back, however we all know the hard work involved in fighting a development to ensure the community and the environment get a better result. What would our forebears say? Mine would say ‘hang tough’. […]

Aug 8

York St Tree

Remember our request for information about this once beautiful tree in York Street? Well here is the response we got from the city this week: RE: ASSET PROTECTION ENQUIRY We have had an Arborist inspect the street tree, so any urgent attention that is required can be done. We are now investigating the matter […]

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