GERA has been contacted by a number of dissatisfied Elsternwick residents who, post Concept Plan Forum, have become aware of the proposed height changes for the Urban Renewal Area (12 stories) and Strategic Sites (8 stories). As residents of, or nearby, these areas they are concerned that Council did not formally notify them of the proposal and has not provided any strategic justification for these significant changes.
Residents are expressing their dissatisfaction directly to Council and have asked us to help “spread the word” by publishing the following notice which they are distributing to impacted residents.
I was shocked yesterday when I went to the Elsternwick Library and the booth to provide feedback stated “Help us plan for the future of the Elsternwick Shopping Strip”!!
Elsternwick plan to re-zone for 12 storey high rises
Last chance for Elsternwick residents to provide feedback on re-zone of residential streets to allow 12 storey high rise development.
Many residents are unaware of the plan to rezone many Elsternwick residential streets for high rise development and which is estimated to increase Elsternwick’s population by 20%.
Residents who recently learned about this plan are furious the council have disguised the consultation process under a ‘Help us plan for the future of the Elsternwick Shopping Strip’ feedback survey and are already 5 stages through an 8 stage process without consultation with the directly impacted residents (or those in surrounding streets who will be flooded with an influx of traffic).
Feedback on the proposal closes Sunday 3 September – don’t miss the chance to have your say! Many residents are also making formal complaints to the council and directly to the Mayor regarding the lack of transparency and consultation around these very significant changes. Council complaints can be made via the Glen Eira Council website.
Feedback closes Sunday 3 September – don’t miss the chance to have your say! Access Council’s “Have your Say – Elsternwick” to access documentation and lodge your submission
Please note that, as per our previous Elsternwick Forum posting, Council will accept late submissions.