Friends of Nillumbik asked Council

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Friends of Nillumbik asked Council,

To help the community assess the impact of tall proposals, some Councils ask the developer to provide an on-site visual guide using poles etc. showing the proposed height and extent of the development. Will Nillumbik Council agree to provide this service occasionally?



Cr Helen Coleman (Mayor), responded:

Council assesses each planning application on merit and requires information to be placed on plans to clearly identify the layout of buildings in relation to site boundaries and significant existing features such as trees on site. Building heights are also detailed on plans to assist the community in identifying the likely impacts associated with proposed developments. Where due to topography or other site constraints the location of a building is not able to be readily established council may ask for additional markers to be placed on site to assist council in assessing the development.