26 - 56 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North

Permit number: PLN16/0434

The responsible authority won't make a decision before:

Part demolition and development of the land for the construction of a 10 storey building (plus 2 basement levels) to be used as dwellings (no permit required for dwelling use), a café, food and drinks premises, shop, use of part of the land for the sale and consumption of liquor, reduction in the car parking requirements, waiver of the loading bay requirements and alteration of access to a Road Zone, Category 1.

Council was informed on 11 October 2016 that a Section 79 'Failure to determine' appeal had been lodged by the Applicant with VCAT.

A practice day hearing was held at VCAT on 11 November, dealing with procedural matters. At the practice day, the scheduled compulsory conference was vacated and the hearing was confirmed as being 7 days, commencing 3 April 2017.

On 21 February 2017, the Applicant circulated substituted plans.

Council determined on 14 March 2017 that if it were in a position to determine the application, Council would issue a Refusal to Grant a Permit (PLN16/0434) for the Part demolition and development of the land for a maximum 12 storey building, plus 2 basement levels, accommodating 341 dwellings (no permit required for dwelling use), use of part of the land for food and drinks premises (cafés), use of part of the land (food and drink premises [cafés]) for the sale and consumption of liquor, reduction in the car parking requirements, reduction in the loading bay requirements and alteration of access to a Road Zone at 26-52 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North on the following grounds:

1. The proposed height, scale and massing does not respond to the existing or preferred character of the area and will dominate the surrounding area.
2. The proposal will result in unacceptable levels of on-site amenity, including natural daylight and ventilation.
3. The side setbacks and building will not achieve equitable development or reasonable levels of amenity for adjoining and adjacent sites.
4. The proposed waste management plan is inadequate for the site.

On 25 July 2017, Council received substituted plans. Council is curerntly considering these plans and is yet to form a position for the upcoming VCAT hearing.

On 9 August 2017 at its Internal Development Approval’s Committee, Council considered the July 2017 substituted plans. IDAC determined:

That Council inform VCAT that had it been in a position, it would have issued a Notice of Refusal to Grant a Permit (PLN16/0434) for 26-56 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North for the Development of the land for the construction of a 10 storey building, plus 2 basement levels, to be used as dwellings (no permit required for dwelling use), use of part of the site as a café, food and drinks premises, shop and use of part of the land for the sale and consumption of liquor (in association with the food and drinks premises and café), reduction in the car parking requirements, reduction of the loading bay requirements and alteration of access to a Road Zone based on the VCAT substituted plans (received by Council on 25 July 2017) on the following grounds:

1. The height, setback, design detailing and massing of the proposal would unreasonably impact the heritage significance and neighbourhood character of the area.

2. The height, setback and massing of the proposal would unreasonably impact the amenity of the area and surrounding dwellings.

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To view the application for PLN16/0732, please click here.


View the planning application documents below:
Additional information provided by the Applicant in support of substituted plans Advertised Applicants Evidence August 2017 Applicants Evidence March 2017 Councils Evidence August 2017 Councils Evidence March 2017 VCAT Substituted Plans February 2017 VCAT Substituted Plans July 2017

For more information

Contact: Sarah Thomas
Phone: 9205 5046
Email: sarah.thomas@yarracity.vic.gov.au
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