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Planning

11-15 Ascot Vale Rd

The Association represents the community of Flemington (including Travancore and Newmarket) in planning issues that impact across the community, such as parking, multi-storey developments and open space. The Association seeks to work with both councils and developers to achieve positive outcomes for our local community.

11-15 Ascot Vale Road, Flemington

VCAT Reference P345/2017. 

The Association’s submission can be downloaded here

 VRC’s Flemington Life

The recommendations of the Minster’s Advisory Committee can be downloaded here.

Previous Planning Issues

The current major the Association is concerned with is the VRC’s Flemington Life project where more than 1100 dwellings are proposed for the small pockets of lease-hold land that borders the MCC and MVCC councils.

At the State level the Association meets with our local MP – Danny Pearson Lower House Member for Essendon – on a month basis to address planning issues. These may include:

  • East West Link / Western Distributor
  • Transport and VicRoads
  • Plan Melbourne, Commercial developments etc.

A summary report, or action statement, is keep members up-to-date with these meetings.

At the Local or Council level the Association meets regularly with MVCC. We are currently active in:

  • preparing submissions for the MVCC Housing Study which will be used to “address the current issues related to housing needs of residents now and over the next 10 years.” More information on the Housing Study can be found on the councils web site hereOur draft submission is provided here.
  • organising a local planning forums where residents and council can discuss local planning issues. The next forum is schedule for July where the focus will be on private developments and extensions.
  • we are actively engaged in projects designed to improve the ‘streetscape’ and urban fabric. For example the Racecourse Rd. & Pin Oak Cr streetscape plan, The Newmarket Stationeers, the Flemington Green Ninjas etc.

 Other planning issues

Flemington Association members have recently been involved in a range of other planning issues, including the proposed structure plans for Racecourse Road and Arden Macaulay, the proposed use of Crown Street Stables and transport issues, including traffic, parking, cycling and walking proposals.  Contact us if you would like more information on these issues.

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