Decision Expected by the end of November
The Panel acknowledged the strong community presence across the full 10 days of the completed hearing.
We are not expecting for a decision to be handed down before the end of October.
A Massive Thank-You to all who attended.
OUR COUNCIL HAS PRESENTED BRILLIANTLY
Our Resident presentations all went VERY weLL
Submissions were presented to the panel on Parking, Traffic, Planning, Heritage, Amenity, Neighbourhood Character, Net Community Benefit and Urban Design.
VCAT Hearing Commences September 4th to 15th
If you have put in a Statement of Grounds to VCAT, and paid your $19.50, you are entitled to appear and speak at VCAT. You are not obligated to appear and speak, but you can.
You are welcome to nominate the PFN planning barrister as your representative. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do wish to personally present at the VCAT hearing, then you should not nominate the PFN barrister as representing you, as you will not be allowed to speak. If you nominate a lawyer to speak for you - they do the talking.
VCAT Reference Numbers
P2079/2016 (for the larger site)
P147/2017 (for the smaller site at the rear of 26-56 Queens Parade)
Final Hearing Now Scheduled for 4th September for 10 days up from 7 days.
Our case is being run as a community effort. We have engaged a planning barrister, Ian Munt, to prepare and present our case for VCAT. Daniel Epstein, our previous barrister, is on his honeymoon in the US :-).
Ian is also working with our community groups in a collaborative manner, using local resident talent, knowledge and passion, supplemented with select expert witnesses, to prepare and present VCAT.
He is our Captain-Coach. There are a number of "Think Tanks", each preparing under Ian's direction, part of our case, covering an area in dispute with the developer.
The areas under dispute include : heritage, planning, urban design, neighbourhood character, amenity (noise, light, sound, overlooking, overshadowing), landscaping, environmental impact, waste management, parking, and traffic
The response from our community has be outstanding and humbling - each Think Tank has a full crew.