Plans for this were lodged prior to Christmas and the developers applied to VCAT before council made their decision. Local residents were not informped and there has been no community consultation. Boroondara Council refused the permit and will be fighting this at VCAT.
A small number of residents have agreed to engage Nick Crawford from TP Legal, a town planning lawyer to present the residents case at the 6 day VCAT hearing on the 30th April.
Contributions are sought to cover this cost from interested residents. Please see this information sheet for further details.
Wednesday night (14 April 2010) there will be a public meeting at 6pm upstairs at the Elgin Inn for anyone interested in being involved with helping set up a Bendigo Community Bank at West Hawthorn Village or just wanting to know how it works and how the Community benefits.
The council are seeking feedback about the playground in Grace Park. An online survey and further information can be found on the council website:
Foundation Boroondara – a community foundation established to further develop the social connection within our city – is seeking a new chairperson. The Foundation is seeking someone with key business/public sector expertise, relevant networks, enlightened leadership and a clear passion to work with Foundation Boroondara to achieve its goals.
From the Boroondara council website
More information on the foundation website.