When street after street has been given the green light for major redevelopment via the imposition of the new zones, with no thought to flow on effects, then no one is safe – not even those who are supposed to be ‘protected’ in Neighbourhood Residential Zones (NRZ). Bent and Mavho Streets in Bentleigh are the perfect example of poor planning. Sections of these narrow, small streets are multi zoned – from Residential Growth Zone, General Residential Zone, to a handful of houses in the NRZ.

Another application for a 4 storey and 25 apartments has gone in for Mavho – with the normal car parking waiver request. What is most telling however is how those residents living in Mavho, and in the NRZ sections are reacting. They are getting out as quickly as they can and hoping to at least break even. The future is writ large for them and for such streets. They clearly do not want to live surrounded by such density, such traffic chaos, and the loss of all amenities. They are also ‘doubling up’ and selling! This is the first ‘consolidated lot’ that we are aware of from residents living in Neighbourhood Residential Zones! What will happen here should be fascinating since there is no size limit on subdivision under the wisdom of this council. Will this NRZ stretch of Mavho, now become a defacto RGZ, or even GRZ, especially since it is a relatively large block of land?

mavhoBent Street of course is already gone. More applications are flowing in by the day and more properties are being sold.

Untitled2Other sales are imminent in Vickery and Bendigo Ave – some with heritage overlays. That does not matter of course!

UntitledResidents should start asking themselves and their non-representatives –

  • Does Council really care about the destruction of street after street? Or, is this all grist to the mill of pro development, more rates?
  • What is ‘sustainable’ as we’ve previously asked? What are the actual figures? What are the costs? Who will pay and how much?
  • How many streets is this council prepared to ‘sacrifice’ without lifting a finger to try and ameliorate the damage it has wrought?

PS: THE ROT HAS STARTED FOR BENDIGO AVENUE. HERE’S ANOTHER SELL UP RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE AD FEATURED ABOVE.

bendigoPPS: HERE’S ANOTHER RESIDENT IN THE NRZ ZONE OF BENT STREET GETTING OUT ASAP!

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