ASK … WHO is behind Australia’s population boom? The Population and Housing Ponzi?
Cough … cough …
IS it the deve-loper lobbies … The Property Council of Australia … and guess who wrote their policy before entering politics?
AND the Urban Taskforce?
WHY do we have to accommodate an extra 400,000 people annually?
IS it about 400,000 buying ‘a hole in a wall’? And fridges, washing machines and sheets flying off the shelves?
WHY do we need more development that will be 85% defective on completion? Why do Sydneysiders have to get outa the way?
AS residents battle to keep their peaceful neighbourhoods ‘as-is’ say their area can’t cope with the number of people coming to live in their suburb …
Property Council of Australia’s CEO Ken Morrison said ‘high density growth is good, as long as infrastructure and amenities keep pace.’
WHY? So their coffers overflow? With high-rise is it because storey upon storey deve-lopers make a Motzer? And now they want terraces, manor homes and townhomes too … in NSW it is the State Liberal Guvmnt that has disempowered our Councils, and specified huge housing targets for Councils to meet!
In RYDE LGA a number of Precincts across Macquarie Park, Top Ryde, North Ryde, Meadowbank, Gladesville with heights ranging from 10, 20, 30, 42 storeys and 63 storeys was proposed!
NOT in our backyard: Locals battling councils over high-rise plans
By Ellijahna Victoria
Jul 25, 2019
Play Video High-rise revolt
Families across the country are banding together as councils and developers move to build multi-storey dwellings in their suburbs that would “destroy the city”.
As Australia’s population booms, the government is making way to accommodate the extra 400,000 people moving into the country every year.
But residents who want to keep their peaceful neighbourhood as-is say their area can’t cope with the amount of people coming to live in their suburb.
In Dingley Village, south-east of Melbourne, furious neighbours say the Kingston Council’s plan to allow higher-density developments in residential streets will turn the village into a metropolis.
“I think it’s terrible. Once you start building three storeys, you’ll probably have 60, 70 unit developments around here. They’ll just buy up three, four blocks in a row and then they’ll just go to town,” one resident said.”It’ll be horrible, I’ll be wanting to move out I think, because I think there’s too much hustle and bustle, won’t be able to move at the shops you know, they won’t have enough food there ’cause they’ll run out all the time,” another resident said. The council’s proposed changes include allowing three-storey housing in “incremental change” areas, including parts of Dingley Village and along the Frankston railway line, that have existing two-storey (nine-metre) restrictions.
Cr Rosemary West, who has been championing the residents’ concerns said the unwanted changes would not only affect Dingley Village, but also other neighbourhoods.
- High-rise residents face big clean-up after major sewage leak
- ‘We are starving’: Angry tradies claim developer owed them thousands
- Fourth Sydney apartment block abandoned amid toxic land concerns
But City of Kingston Mayor Georgina Oxley claims the rezoning proposals would only see three-storey housing in seven per cent of the area.”What Kingston is doing is accommodating that population growth around our activity centres, so around those areas that have that infrastructure to support that population growth and protecting what we have in our quieter neighbourhood streets,” Cr Oxley said.
Dingley Village Community Association spokesman David Madill said the proposal was not justified or necessary.”At the moment, we are providing more people per year moving into the village than the council is required by state government to provide,” Mr Madill said.Just a few suburbs away in Melbourne’s Cranbourne North, residents of Tulliallan Estate have been fighting the developer’s plans to build 139 homes on land earmarked as public open space.Rebecca Hyland from the Tulliallan Action Group said they were upset by the developer’s conduct as they bought into the estate with the promise of sporting fields, which was included in all marketing brochures given to them at the time.
“Everyone in this community has sacrificed their big backyard with the promise of green space,” Ms Hyland said.Trish Roberts is another worried resident in Melbourne’s Oakleigh South, where a developer wants to squeeze 89 townhouses at a former school site.“There’s facilities to cater for what we’ve got now, but you start loading more and more people here, there’s nowhere for them to come to park to start with, there’s a bus that goes half an hour, stops at 10 o’clock at night, the train station’s a half hour walk away,” Mrs Roberts said.
In Brisbane, West End residents including Seleneah More are up in arms about yet another high rise development.”In 2004, one of the highest building you could build around here was six storeys. Then from 2011, it’s gone to 30 storeys,” Ms More said.
Those living in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville are also fighting a builder who wants to demolish a historical factory to make way for 2600 apartments.Capital city growth made up 79 per cent of our total population growth last year. Melbourne had the largest increase with more than 119,000 people, followed by Sydney with 93,400 people, and Brisbane with 50,100 people.
Property Council of Australia’s CEO Ken Morrison said high density growth is good, as long as infrastructure and amenities keep pace.”It’s still tough to get in. The housing’s expensive in our big cities. So that is another reason that people are looking to other forms of housing – apartment dwellings attached, attached dwellings, townhouses and the like,” Mr Morrison said.Town planner Bill Kusznirczuk said what’s happening to suburbia is just a normal evolution and councils are under pressure from state governments to plan for the future.”You cannot afford to keep building out. It’s as simple as that. It’s not sustainable, and it’s not smart,” Mr Kusznircuk said.
© Nine Digital Pty Ltd 2019