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Inner urban conservation and development - An independent panel report on a proposal for Smith Street, Collingwood, under Melbourne 2030. Edited by Miles Lewis, August 2004. Info + Order your copy

Media Releases


7 Mar 2006

COLLINGWOOD RALLY SAYS NO TO BANCO

Close to 300 people rallied in Smith Street Collingwood on Saturday 4th March to voice their protest against the proposed Banco construction of the seven-storey apartment towers in Smith Street.
24 Feb 2006

INFORMATION RELEASE: LOCALS, RESIDENTS, UNIONS FIGHT ON TO SAY NO TO BANCO ON SMITH STREET - PUBLIC RALLY 1PM SATURDAY 4 MARCH

Locals, residents, unions and friends take to the streets in protest against Planning Minister Hulls' greenlight for Banco's Smith Street development....
19 Feb 2006

INFORMATION RELEASE: MINISTER HULLS - YES TO BANCO ON SMITH STREET!

Planning Minister Rob Hulls' go-ahead for Banco's monster development set to 'Chapel-Streetize' Smith Street....
11 Dec 2005

INFORMATION RELEASE: 'NO CONFIDENCE' IN RE-OPENED SMITH STREET PLANNING INQUIRY

Residents fear the Priority Development Panel's decision to re-open the Smith Street inquiry is a waste of time as it's already made up its mind to support Banco's plans with minimal changes....
26 Oct 2005

INFORMATION RELEASE: SMITH STREET 'BANCO' DEVELOPMENT - COMMUNITY PICKET BEGINS!

Saturday 29th October at 11 a.m., 152 Smith Street, the battle to save Smith Street and the diverse communities of Collingwood and Fitzroy from bad development picks up pace with a 'community picket training day' at the site of 'Banco's'...
14 Oct 2005

INFORMATION RELEASE: SMITH STREET COMMUNITY SOLD OUT BY PRIORITY DEVELOPMENT PANEL PROCESS

Smith Street and the community of Collingwood and Fitzroy sold out by the planning process, with the new Priority Development Panel unresponsive to the concerns of people and communities in ‘activity centres’....
1 Sep 2005

INFORMATION RELEASE: BANCO DEVELOPMENT - PRIORITY PANEL PROCESS LEAVES COMMUNITY OUT IN THE COLD

The ‘Priority Panel’ process adopted by Planning Minister Rob Hulls to assess the proposed ‘Banco’ development on Smith Street Collingwood, is skewed in favour of the developers and little better than the VCAT rules, Collingwood Action Group said today. Taking...
24 Aug 2005

INFORMATION RELEASE: PUBLIC RALLY 27 AUGUST SAVE SMITH STREET & SAY NO TO BANCO

Residents, activists and politicians join forces for a public rally this Saturday in the next phase of the campaign to save Smith Street from developers Banco. Rally starts at 11 am Saturday 27th August, at Grace Darling Hotel, corner Smith...
14 Aug 2005

INFORMATION RELEASE - PUBLIC RALLY TO SAVE SMITH STREET

Public rally to Save Smith Street CAG announced today it was organising a public rally as part of the next phase in the community campaign to Save Smith Street from developers Banco. The rally on Smith Street starts 11 am,...
8 Aug 2005

PLANNING MINISTER HULLS CALLS 'TIME OUT' FOR BANCO ON SMITH STREET

CAG congratulates Planning Minister Rob Hulls for listening to the community by calling in Banco's controversial development proposal for Smith Street, Collingwood, listed for a VCAT hearing on Monday 19th September....
31 Jul 2005

INFORMATION RELEASE - COLLINGWOOD ACTION GROUP SAYS 'CALL TIME ON BANCO'

Collingwood Action Group's latest media statement calls on Planning Minister Hulls to call in and reject Banco's plans for Smith Street, and ensure Banco comes up with a more appropriate plan for the Smith Street site, with better height controls,...
3 Jul 2005

YARRA STEAMROLLS COMMUNITY ON SMITH STREET

Yarra Council is moving closer to keeping its promise to fast-track an Interim Structure Plan for the Smith Street and Wellington Street precinct. In April Yarra made a pact with Planning Minister Hulls to deliver an Interim Structure Plan in...
13 May 2005

Banco fronts up to VCAT

Banco fronts up to VCAT on controversial Smith Street development.
21 Apr 2005

MP Wynne delays decision on Smith Street development

Collingwood Action Group (CAG) representatives and Yarra Councillor Steve Jolly today met with local MP Richard Wynne requesting he urge the Planning Minister to intervene over Banco's proposed Smith Street development. Securing Minister intervention is now seen as vital following...
15 Apr 2005

Community calls on Richard Wynne to save Smith St

The planning controversy that has plagued Smith Street for over a year has entered a new and dangerous phase for the community. While Yarra Council finally knocked back Banco's plans for a multi-storey high-rise tower block on Smith Street in February, the developer then appealed the decision to VCAT. A directions hearing is scheduled for 22nd April 2005.
11 Mar 2005

Call to Arms to have a say on Yarra Council�s plans for Smith Street

Smith Street in Collingwood and Fitzroy appears set to remain a development hot spot as Yarra Council moves swiftly to finalise an Urban Design Framework for the Smith Street Precinct, despite community concerns. The Framework will fix future development parameters...
1 Feb 2005

Banco blows deadline � plans for Smith Street in disarray

In the latest turn of events surrounding the controversial monster development proposal for Smith Street Collingwood, developer Banco has failed to meet its own deadline of 31 January 2005 to submit revised plans to Yarra Council....
19 Nov 2004

Community outrage at Yarra Council Mtg

In a sensational turn of events at Yarra Council�s last meeting before November�s local government elections, a request by Councilors for Council to refuse the massive Smith Street development proposal was subverted.
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23 Oct 2004

Moving in Right Direction

Development plans for Smith Street moving in the right direction....
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16 Aug 2004

CAG 2030 Report Launch - 16 August

Rod Quantock and Mary Kenneally launch a bunch of opinions on Melbourne 2030....
24 Jul 2004

Planning battle goes on-line @ www.smithstreet.org

The Collingwood Action Group (CAG) today launched its Smith Street website as part of a community campaign to fight a massive, mixed-use development proposed for a large block on Smith Street, Collingwood.
11 May 2004

Over 1000 Objections Lodged Against Banco Development!

26 Apr 2004

Local Traders Join Fight Against Banco Development

23 Apr 2004

The DOCKLANDS on SMITH Street?

 

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