Maroondah Journal: Views vary on 'iconic design'

By November 7, 2006No Comments

The Maroondah Journal has reported on the variety of views that exist in regard to the colour scheme chosen for the ConnectEast headquarters in Hillcrest Avenue.

While views on the appropriate design are varied, there was a considerable failure on the part of the EastLink project to consult residents with the final design.

Maroondah councillor Alex Makin said the building “definitely stood out” from the rest of Maroondah.

“They should have actively consulted the community as to how it should look.”

With the ConnectEast headquarters located opposite a residential area the EastLink project should have actively engaged residents to ensure a design that is sensitive to the local surrounds.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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