- Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
I am happy to announce that the developer and council backed down and the permit was retracted.
Thankyou to everyone that signed this petition. The support from the local area shows that people do care and that council needs to find new ways to engage and consult with the community rather than making decisions from myoptic developer submissions.
Moreover, the matter was resolved without a VCAT hearing, which also saved ratepayers fighting a ratepayer funded hearing!
Baw Baw Shire Council voted to remove a protective land covenant and subdivide a standard housing block for unit development in the middle of a quite low density housing estate.
The developers application for subdivision at 28 Bladen St Warragul was approved, despite 5 formal objections to council and a convincing argument by the councils own planning department to reject the subdivision!
This action effectively voids any development protection residence thought they might have and sets a precedence for inappropriate development at the discretion of developers and councilors. Residents have been betrayed by their elected representatives and the rate payer funded Planning Office undermined.
The only way to stop this Planning Permit and send a clear message to Baw Baw Council to keep their hands off our protective covenant is to fight this decision at the Victorian Civil and Administration Tribunal. We need your support to show council and VCAT that landowners do not support the removal of restrictive covenants for inappropriate development.
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Link to news article from the local Gazette: https://goo.gl/photos/9RJHhZqGuVhJSgzJ6
We, the undersigned, call on VCAT to withdraw the permit for the development at 28 Bladen St Warragul and leave the original protective covenant in place.
The Hands Off My Covenant petition to Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal was written by Hands Off My Covenant and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.