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All electoral comment Authorised by Allan Harris. Richmond. Vic.3121
NO LONGER COLLECTING SIGNATURES. STAGE ONE FINISHED. LIVE LINK ABOVE [Web Site], TO: Save Dimmeys Stage2 [NEW PETITION].
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To all the people who have supported the campaign to Save Dimmeys. This site is no longer collecting signatures. Until a final decison (May 2011) is made at the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) we shall display the details.
DIMMEYS in Swan Street, Cremorne, Richmond, Victoria, is an iconic building with Heritage Listing by Heritage Victoria. It is one of Australia's oldest Drapery Stores. OBJECTION TO GRANT OF PERMIT. PLANNING APPLICATION PLN10/0734. Your OBJECTION & signature shows you care and want to SAVE DIMMEYS. Say 'NO' to the 10 Storey High-Rise Glass Tower. Say 'NO' to mutilation of the Mural. BACKGROUND: 30 NOVEMBER 2010: Planning Application in Dimmeys windows etc, Ten (10) Storey High Rise Tower. [Current Planning Application]. 1st OCTOBER 2010: Yarra City Council (Vic) application for Eleven (11) Storey High Rise Tower from Richmond Icon Pty Ltd. Council asks developer to reduce height to Ten (10) Storeys. On 26 AUGUST 2010, Heritage Victoria Grants PERMIT for single Eleven (11) Storey Tower.
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While the formal closing date for submissions was Friday 24 December, "Council will continue to accept submissions up until it makes a decision on this application". Yarra Council website. 25/12/2010.
"Council will consider this planning application at a Special Meeting to be held at Richmond Town Hall at 6.30pm on 22 February 2011". Yarra Council website 07/01/2011
Save Dimmeys will forward any Objections lodged here @ GoPetition to Yarra Council until the Special Meeting on 22 February 2011.
IMPORTANT NEWS: YARRA COUNCIL REFUSES PLANNING PERMIT FOR PROPOSED 10 STOREY TOWER AT SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING 22 February 2011.
As Yarra Council has refused this Application for a Planning Permit Save Dimmeys is no longer collecting signatures for this site.
On 28th February 2011 the Applicant Richmond Icon Pty Ltd appealed to VCAT for a review of the Council decision to refuse the Permit.
The VCAT hearing starts on 10am. Monday 30 May 2011, and is set for 5 days. 55 King Street, Melbourne.
Thank You to all those who have supported the campaign to Save Dimmeys and signing the on-line OBJECTION / PETITION FORM.
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PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT ACT 1987 - YARRA PLANNING SCHEME. CITY OF YARRA. OBJECTION TO GRANT OF PLANNING PERMIT. SUBMISSION TO YARRA CITY COUNCIL. WHAT APPLICATION DO YOU OBJECT TO? APPLICATION REFERENCE NO: PLN10/0734
APPLICATION: USE & DEVELOPMENT OF LAND FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF 1O STOREY MIXED USE DEVT OVER TWO BASEMENT LEVELS, INCL REFURBISHMENT WORKS TO THE RETAINED FACADE; USE OF LAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF RETAIL, DWELLINGS, OFFICES AND ART & CRAFT CENTRES; ROAD WORKS TO GREEN ST INCLUDING THE INSTALLATION OF A BICYCLE PATH; AND A REDUCTION IN THE CAR PARKING AND BICYCLE PARKING REQUIREMENTS OF THE YARRA PLANNING SCHEME.
LAND: 140 SWAN ST, RICHMOND 3121. THE APPLICANT IS: RICHMOND ICON PTY LTD. PLANNED FX PTY LTD.
REASONS FOR OBJECTION: We the undersigned hereby submit to Yarra City Council that the application to demolish the rear and interiors of DIMMEYS DEPARTMENT STORE (Heritage Place No. H2184), mutilation of the mural, and construct a Ten (10) Storey High Rise Glass Tower SHOULD BE REFUSED, and formally OBJECT TO THE GRANT OF PLANNING PERMIT to Richmond Icon Pty Ltd. PLN10/0734. The proposal will result in an unacceptable loss of heritage fabric, while the revised plans for Ten (10) Storeys is again repetition of unacceptable bulk on the heritage site. The proposal would diminish the amenity of the Swan Street shopping precinct, and demean the landmark Dimmeys Clock Tower, and establishes a new Richmond Icon tower in the area. The Richmond Icon Pty Ltd tower is incompatible as it stands beside and contests with the heritage Dimmeys Clock Tower. In lodging this OBJECTION, I believe that I would be affected for the aforementioned reasons.