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So its time to be a Nimby

By plane - 19 November 2007 22

Okay, so the neighbours have just got a nice yellow ACTPLA sign in their yard, indicating an application for quite a significant change to the title/lease, and to put up some units. Having had a look at the plans, a few of us neighbours are a little unhappy, and in true Nimby fashion are looking to write an objection.

Has anyone done this sort of thing before, and can share some pointers. Is it worthwhile writing the objections as a combined effort between the residents, or individual ones for each neighbour. Are there professionals that assist (and help get better results) or is it best to just do it alone. Does ACTPLA want a point by point argument using the guidelines of the Territory Plan, or do heartfelt comments work better?

Any help?

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Mr Evil 9:54 am 22 Nov 07

“Cry me a river.”

No, I think you need planning approval for that too.

danny 7:51 am 21 Nov 07

plane, I agree with you – development does need to be done in a planned and managed way (otherwise we’ll end up with a complete mess of a city). And it truly would be a shame to spoil areas that give Canberra its unique appeal.

I assume then that the development you’re facing is imposing a negative externality at the expense of your area.

I wish you the best. If you are totally objective and precise in your measures/arguments then your chances will increase and your stress levels will probably be better for it.

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