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Maroondah Leader: Tribunal rejects tower project

By October 12, 2010November 16th, 2010One Comment

While the centre of Ringwood is earmarked as a Central Activities District, meaning there will be an increase in higher density projects, it is important that these developments are consistent with Council policies and community amenity.

Maroondah City Council recently rejected a planning application for 301 Maroondah Highway, due to concerns over a lack of pedestrian linkages and visual appearance. The Maroondah Leader has reported on this decision and the subsequent VCAT decision, which upheld councils refusal of this application:

Mayor Alex said he was “absolutely delighted” with the tribunal decision

It is encouraging that VCAT upheld Council’s decision and shared concern for the lack of connectivity and amenity. Ringwood’s transformation into a Central Activities District requires a high standard of development that incorporates visual amenity, sustainability and accessibility.

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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