Share your planning experiences
Increasingly residents have been raising concerns about planning decisions in Fitzroy.
People increasingly feel frustrated and powerless in face of Council bureaucracy. Some specific issues include:
* lack of transparency in how decisions are made. There is no heritage department in the Yarra Council.
* bewildering procedures for objections. Residents are invited into an application’s review only near the end of the process.
* a planning process remote from residents.
* Council seeming to be in opposition to residents rather than a support and resource.
The FRA is seeking examples of residents’ experience with planning and development matters.
The FRA is prepared to support residents objecting to inappropriate development.
Our most successful strategy is to unite residents surrouding each proposed development so that they can work together and support eachother.
Your comments are encouraged either below or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org