Every single aspect of zoning within Carnegie has been turned on its head and the suburb opened up for more and more development. We repeat that this makes an absolute mockery of the interim height amendment just gazetted a few months ago – much less all of the comments from the overwhelming majority of residents basically pleading to ‘stop the development’ and to stop ruining their suburb.

Presented below are two screen dumps which show what Amendment C148 created plus the height limits for each of these Design and Development Overlays – ie DDO9 1 AND 2 were for a preferred height of 7 storeys and DDO3 was up to 4 storeys. Please note that all of these preferred heights are now well and truly exceeded according to these ‘concept plans’ – and not by a storey or two, but by up to 5 storeys.

Below is what is proposed –

As with the Bentleigh ‘concept plan’, countless properties are now in the firing line for higher and greater development. Here’s a summary –

  • Properties currently zoned as Neighbourhood Residential (NRZ) along Rosstown Road suddenly find themselves as candidates for 4 storey buildings. (the light green in the above).
  • The same applies for those homes at the end of Chestnut running past Walnut (yellow in the map below
  • The sites coloured blue in the following map now indicate homes that are currently 4 storeys, but according to this document can have potentially 12 storeys! (ie the ‘urban renewal devopment’ sites). Please also note that Chestnut Street is heritage/nco terrain, so we have the potential for 12 storeys to hover over 1 and 2 storeys!

It gets a lot worse too –

  • Koornang Road, Truganini Road homes are now also candidates for 3 storeys, whereas they are currently zoned for 2 storeys (yellow)

Whether or not the apparent change along Mimosa from 4 storeys to 3 will make much difference remains to be seen given that there are already at least 2 major 4 storey developments to be found there.

As with the Bentleigh plans, the unbelievable changes occur in those red and orange sections marked for 12 and up to 8 storeys (‘community benefit’) – remembering that council’s mantra was a limit of 7 and 6 in these areas. There’s plenty more that vigilant residents should be able to pick out. This is merely a short summary of the proposed changes that does no favours for Carnegie and portrays once again planning that is incompetent, dictatorial, and totally out of step with community expectations.