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Would you want this business built next door to your home?

A commercial entity is pushing to build a 3-storey/4-level cosmetic procedures clinic at 64 Lincoln Rd, Essendon 3040.The site sits within a residential zone and garden suburb precinct.

It is on the ‘Ride2School’ route used by young children and parents to get to and from St Therese’s Primary School, and abuts an intersection that can be dangerously busy at peak hour and at school drop-off and pick-up times.

It's also close to areas zoned for business - where this development belongs.

During 2017-18, more than 100 residents registered their objections with Moonee Valley Council, and council also rejected the proposal as inappropriate for the area.

Yet the developer appears to have disrespected the views of both residents and council, and taken its case to VCAT.

If the appeal were successful, it would open this long-established residential area to further commercial development.

We, the local residents, believe our family-oriented area should not be opened up to such development. This development in particular would:

  • erode the residential streetscape character of the neighbourhood
  • increase traffic at a congested intersection, resulting in unsafe access for families to the local school, park, church, and shopping centre (no pedestrian lights at this intersection)
  • reduce the availability of on-street car parking for residents, the school and church communities, and tram commuters (who flock to local streets to park near trams to the city)
  • not fill any demonstrated need for the local community: the area is already well-served by GP and skincare clinics.

If you live in the area, or indeed within a Moonee Valley residential zone or would in any way be impacted by this development, please register your objection by signing our petition.

Please share this petition with your neighbours and friends. Many thanks for your support in protecting Essendon’s residential streets.

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