The Foundry development on the corner of Alexandra Parade and Smith Street, Clifton Hill was approved by VCAT with only some minor conditions. Residents’ hopes for a better outcome were shattered with the release of VCAT’s decision. The Tribunal members rejected every ground of objection raised by a number of objectors who had committed a great deal of time and money to arguing the case for a better outcome for local residents . The developer is now free to construct its massive office towers which will rise to a height of 48 metres, 50% higher than both the highest building in the Gasworks and the nearby Trilby apartments in Smith Street.
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It is a disgrace and is happening all over Melbourne. Just look at Banyule Special Use Zone 3 Martin Street Heidelberg and Bell Street Heidelberg. When it comes to dealing with objections involving large developers with deep pockets, VCAT over-rules enshrined in planning scheme and council decisions to such an extent that residents and councils are impotent and waste their money trying to stop them. The State government needs to clip VCAT’s wings to prevent this ever happening again and investigate why it has been happening for so long.