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Chifley unit development stopped by residents group

By emd - 3 October 2009 2


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ABC News is reporting that a proposed development in Chifley has been deemed “too big” and won’t be going ahead.

While I’m a fan of higher density housing close to shops and public transport hubs, these two cul-de-sacs don’t look like the best sites in Chifley for four two-storey unit blocks. There’s been discussion of this development at Woden Valley Community Council meetings for month, but it’s a pleasant surprise to see that local residents really do have a say in the redevelopment of their own community.

Particularly when the proposed development is in conflict with the Territory Plan.

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Chifley unit development stopped by residents group
housebound 12:12 pm 06 Oct 09

The lesson is clear: ACTPLA, lift your game and don’t approve developments that breach the Territory Plan.

Doing this one thing would go a long way towards making everyone’s life easier in planning and development world.

There is no way on earth a residents’ group should have to take court action to enforce the statutory planning documents.

Do the Minister’s call-in powers, when used, avoid bothersome scrutiny like this?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 7:45 am 06 Oct 09

It’s a real balancing act, between allowing development while still prsserving desirable neighbourhood character. I think the proposed development is too big also. There are places where housing like this can be built closer to the major town centres. The ‘burbs are for houses and some town houses.

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