Planning for Growth – Reports
Ordinary Meeting - 12 February 2014
Productivity A diverse, strong and growing economy supports community resilience. Sustainability Strengthen the links between Greater Bendigo's past and future by protection and contemporary re-use of our heritage assets. Background Information The application as submitted originally proposed only the demolition of the existing dwelling. The application was deferred from Council’s meeting of 2 October 2013 as the applicant decided to amend his application to include the construction of a new dwelling. The amended application was reported to Council with a recommendation that the application be refused on the following grounds: 1. The proposed demolition of the dwelling would be harmful to existing neighbourhood character by reason of the impact on the existing streetscape design contrary Clause 43.05 (Schedule 1) of the Neighbourhood Character Overlay and Clause 22.24 Strathdale/Kennington Residential Character Policy of the City of Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme. 2. The proposal would result in the loss of a dwelling with identified heritage values contrary to Clause 22.06 Heritage Policy of the City of Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme. 3. The design of the replacement dwelling would be harmful to existing neighbourhood character by reason of the impact on the existing streetscape design contrary Clause 43.05 (Schedule 1) of the Neighbourhood Character Overlay, Clause 22.24 Strathdale/Kennington Residential Character Policy and Clause 54 of the City of Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme Council resolved that the matter be referred back to the Planning Department for further discussion with the applicant. Subsequently the application was amended again with design changes to the dwelling seeking to address the proposed ground of refusal no.3. The application was readvertised as it was a significantly changed design. No objections were received. Report Subject Site and Surrounds The subject site comprises a rectangular block of land with an area of 718m 2 which is located on Mundy Street with a rear abuttal with Havlin Street East. The site has a fall of approximately 2 metres across the site from the front to the rear. Located on the site is a single storey weatherboard dwelling with a predominantly hipped roof with projecting gabled roof and verandah to the front façade. The site is quite densely vegetated at the front with some largely exotic vegetation.
Published on Feb 9, 2014