If the persistent and strong rumours prove correct, then Council has again been ticked off by Minister Wynne in relation to their draft amendments for the Bentleigh and Carnegie activity centres. We suspect that council has been ordered once again to pull its finger out and do some decent strategic work which would justify him gazetting the amendments.

As we’ve said in previous posts, the draft amendments:

  • provided no strategic justification for the stated interim height levels
  • FOI documents revealed no data that was worthy of that name was submitted by council
  • all council has done is draw a few lines on some maps and this is meant to constitute ‘strategic planning’

All of this means, if true, more delays upon more delays in introducing some measures which help protect residents against over-development. We simply ask the question – when will this continued incompetence stop?