City of Moreland planning zones
Ms GARRETT (Brunswick) — I rise to acknowledge the groundswell of community action that has taken place in Brunswick regarding the proposed application of new residential zones in my electorate. Late last year Moreland City Council put out for consultation a proposed application of these zones, which were strongly rejected by the Brunswick community, particularly in Brunswick West, where a vast proportion of the area was slated as a residential growth zone. Hundreds of people attended public meetings as part of the consultation process, as well as sending letters and attending protests.
Yesterday I tabled a petition in this house, which over 1000 residents had signed, expressing their concern about the level, scope and extent of the proposed rezoning in the community.
I am pleased to advise that last night Moreland council listened to the concerns of the community and adopted a revised model for the application of the growth zones. This will now be put out to the broader community for feedback and will then be forwarded to the state government for approval after an independent panel process.
The concerns that are being raised by my community with regard to the application of these zones are significant and real. Our local neighbourhood character needs to be respected and reflected in any amendment, as does the impact of the level of density on already stretched services and on liveability. With a revised application of the new residential zones being presented to state government, I ask — —
The SPEAKER — Order! The member’s time has expired!
Hansard, 13 March 2014