We need your help to letterbox Kensington and Ascot Vale residents about an important local issue.
The Victorian Racing Club has asked the Labor Planning Minister Richard Wynne for changes to the planning rules so it can build four high-rise tower blocks at the Flemington Racecourse, including three towers of 20+ storeys near Fisher Pde in Ascot Vale.
The new developments would create approximately 1,100 new dwellings with 2,150 new residents.
The proposed development has been strongly criticised by the Victorian Government Architect due to its podium-and-tower design not having regard for the landscape or built surrounds. The plan provides inadequate public open space and no meaningful attempt to provide affordable housing. No detailed plans for funding new community infrastructure have been provided.
Because the Andrews Labor Government has ruled out running regular trains on the nearby Flemington Racecourse spur line, new residents in this development would have insufficient transport links and without better planning many would be forced to depend on cars.
It is now in the hands of Labor Planning Minister Richard Wynne to decide on the future of this development and whether the land will be rezoned to proceed.
Unfortunately, despite the importance of the Minister’s decision for residents in nearby Kensington and Ascot Vale, the Victorian government has given residents only limited information and a short period of time to have a say.
Residents have until 1 March to make a submission and we need you to help us tell people about it.
Please RSVP below if you can spare 1-2 hours to deliver leaflets to letterboxes in Kensington or Ascot Vale.
Leaflets will be available for collection on Monday 22/2 and need to be delivered by Friday 26/2. You can letterbox in your own time in a location that suits you.