PRECINCT 1 (with more to come!)

442 dwellings comprising 5 buildings and 8 double storey townhouses that are either 3 or 2 bedroom.

BUILDING

HEIGHT

ONE BEDROOM

TWO BEDROOM

THREE BEDROOM

1A 6 storeys

29

27

1

1B 6 storeys

65

29

9

2A 5 storeys

36

24

0

2B 4 storeys

34

8

4

3A 5 storeys

88

66

14

TOTAL

252

154

28

THUS 58% OF PROPOSED NEW DWELLINGS ARE SINGLE BEDROOM! Only 28 dwellings (excluding the 8 townhouses) will be 3 bedroom apartments, equalling a paltry 6.45%!

How many of these little boxes will have direct sunlight is never clearly enunciated. Instead we have such qualifications as – Where possible, new dwellings have been orientated to achieve optimum solar access to balconies and internal living areas. We can only surmise that this means that most bedrooms will be devoid of natural light!

PS: For those with an eye for looking at plans, we’ve included a ‘snap shot’ from part of the Development Plan which is repeated throughout. Please note at the top right hand corner the size of apartment and the size of balcony – a miniscule 4.0 sq. metres. This should be read in light of the following Age article where the City of Melbourne is considering plans to ensure that apartments do not become chicken coops because of size and where London has enforced a 50sq.m minimum size for one bedroom places. See: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/council-considers-minimum-floor-size-for-citys-shrinking-apartments-20130727-2qrhi.html

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