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Jan 28

January 2012 Update – Geez

Wow what a month, when people are usually relaxing and enjoying summer holidays, this is the time developers seem to get busy! We had a mediation meeting on 315 Fussell Street and you can find a report on that here – make sure you read the comments beloew the post for a full report. We’ve […]

Jan 28

Great decisions for 5 Highvista Grove

On Wednesday Jan 25th the council made a decision to deny a permit on this development, and the community should be very happy with this result. The reasons to object were pretty clear and they were elucidated by Garry Wood, Michael Simpson and Erin McCuskey. So what happens next? The developer has the opportunity to […]

Jan 22

Council Mtg on 5 Highvista Grove

Remember 5 Highvista Grove? The 17 room boarding house, with no support services, in the middle of residential green belt? Well the assessment is in, and we aren’t happy Jan. The decision isn’t done and dusted yet – it’s been called in by our South Ward Councillors, and is due to be discussed at the […]

Jan 14

Defining the East’s Neighbourhood Character

15 Trees is a Ballarat Company highlighted in The Age recently… We’ve heard many definitions over the years – semi-rural; green-belt; diverse; different; anarchic; charming; and we’ve also heard some very unkind ones – poor; cheap; run-down; busy… Whatever your view, whatever direction you come from, however you view Ballarat East, AND if you live […]

Jan 14

Mediation Mtg set for 315 Fussell Street

A mediation meeting about the proposed development at 315 Fussell Street has been arranged for: Tuesday 17th January 2012 at 5.30pm House of Success, 17 Armstrong Street South (next door to Council’s Phoenix Building) You need to confirm your attendance to Valentine Sedze on 53205114 or email him at You can still attend if […]

Dec 20

23 Rodier Street

The sleepy hollow of Rodier Street got a rude awakening on the placement of this advertisement on a paddock beside the creek. DEVELOPMENT NUMBER: PLP/2011/557 DEVELOPER: TGM Pty Ltd SITE: 23 Rodier Street APPLICATION: 20 Dwellings then subdivision The developers propose 20 dwellings, all mini brick boxes indistinguishable from the next, a mix of mainly […]

Dec 20

54 Stockade Street

This site is directly opposite the northern point of Canadian State Forest, and as such is of interest. DEVELOPMENT NUMBER: PLP/2011/798 DEVELOPER: TGM Pty Ltd SITE: 54 Stockade Street & 815 York Street APPLICATION: Subdivide the land into seven lots Residents discussing this development are of a mind that the block sizes seem big enough. […]

Dec 20

5 Highvista Grove

This application slipped quietly under our noses until detected by wiley residents. DEVELOPMENT NUMBER: PLP/2011/679 DEVELOPER: Bilateral Logistics SITE: 5 Highvista Grove APPLICATION: 2 Storey 17 room student Accommodation Lodge The usual method of informing locals about a development is for the council officers to send a ‘Notice of an Application for Planning Permit” to […]

Dec 4

315 Fussell Street Take 2…

Residents might remember a saga at this block well over 12 months ago. DEVELOPMENT NUMBER: PLP/2011/803 DEVELOPER: Development Resolution Services SITE: 315 Fussell Street PROPOSAL : 10 dwellings At that time the developer wanted to put 16 identical units on a block of 5500m2. Many residents objected, ultimately the matter went to VCAT and the […]

Dec 1

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