Category Archives: Johnston Street Tower

What a shocker! Coming to a shopping strip near you….

It feels like ages since we, at CARA Central, have had the opportunity to sit down and actually post a blog. This is going to be short as we’ve been run off our feet with planning issues, amongst them this … Continue reading

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Johnston Street – imagining the future?

There was something in the air last Thursday night when 10 or 11 of us met to contemplate the 17 storey Tower proposed for little Crispin House on Johnston Street. To anyone who sees the image provided by the proponent, … Continue reading

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Council IDAC meeting rejects the Johnston Street Tower recommendation from our city planners

At the IDAC meeting, on Wednesday, 27 July, Councillors’ unanimously decided to reject the Planners’ recommendation to support the proposal for a 16 storey tower on Johnston Street. Whilst our planners recommended to reduce the height by one storey and … Continue reading

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Have your say: should we advocate at VCAT for an alternative to the Johnston Street Tower?

City of Yarra planners have moved at a glacial pace to recommend the go-ahead of the tower on Johnston Street with only superficial changes (one less storey and someĀ  increased setback on one part of south side). You can view … Continue reading

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Add your name to the CARA Objection to the Johnston Street Tower

Here is our submission to VCAT. Please read it and consider whether you would like to add your signature to it – to send a strong message to VCAT about its detrimental effect on the liveability of our suburb. If … Continue reading

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Johnston Street Tower: Council delays, developer off to VCAT!

Can you believe it?! Council officers are still deliberating over their recommendation to Council on this travesty of a tower – that’s despite the number of objections received and Council’s maximum height limit of six storeys for local activity centres … Continue reading

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Johnston Street Tower: Council ‘consults’ its constituents

A goodly number of local Abbotsford residents (35?) could barely contain their anger and contempt with the proposed 17 storey tower for 247 Johnston Street backing onto Stafford Street when they attended Richmond Town Hall last week for a planning … Continue reading

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