On Tuesday, Irene Kelly, Iren Fullerton, David Chaney and
Action decided upon at the meeting included
· Questions being asked in Parliament of the Minister for Planning, and
· Another petition being circulated to enable Kim Wells to present it to Parliament and enabling him to address the issues confronting Knoxfield residents from developers.
Both agreed that the Opposition, if they gain Government at the next election, would disband
Email of Support for the Save Knoxfield Campaign
Well talk about taking my words out of my mouth - tonight I attended the Friends of Koolunga 15th Anniversary Celebration. Amongst the many volunteers and Council staff attending (it was agood night) was a Planning Officer who sought me out as she knew of my association with Save Knoxfield. She wanted to let me know how very important the lobbying and pressure being applied by Knoxfield residents re the developments and developers. Apparently there was some reluctance on behalf of the developer of No. 75 to carry out the net gain required by Knox Council re that property but Plannning Officers were able to add pressure on him by saying the "local people" were very passionate about the environment and were very active and no doubt would be watching. The officer wanted me to let the group know how much the officers appreciate their efforts as she is very aware that at times it can seem very difficult and thankless for community groups who can feel they are getting nowhere but she wanted us to be aware how effective this type of pro active behaviour can be.
Cheers and well done
Tonight a BBQ was held for objectors to No 44 Kathryn Road development to inform them of how to respond to the VCAT notice received last week. To our surprise we discovered that some objectors have NOT received information from the developer re his VCAT Application, as is his duty, under VCAT rules. If you were an objector to No 44 Kathryn Road (2 double storey townhouses and 8 single storey) and did not receive information from the developer please inform either David and Valerie Chaney or Ian and Maree Simpson immediately. All applications to lodge an abjection to VCAT must be in by the end of next week.
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