Stop the Tower!

We think abbotsford is a great place to live and we want to keep it that way. We're a group of local residents who are concerned about about a development which will negatively impact on our community. 

A nine story tower with rooftop and dome is currently being proposed for for 27 Russell street- a 144m2 site. The tower includes a residential hotel, caretakers house and office. No parking is planned for the site. 

We we are concerned that this development which is proceeding to VCAT in August will set a precedent in our neighbourhood, allowing others to follow. This overdevelopment will impact on parking and the landscape of our suburb. 

We support appropriate development in Abbotsford but this tower is not a good fit for the community. To give us the best chance of limiting the development at VCAT we need to engage a planning expert to research/ advise and assist us in writing our VCAT statement. That's were you come in!

Every donation will help but we want to reward your generosity. 

$20 - We'll send you good vibes and karma points. 
$50 - A hand written thank you card is coming your way!
$100 - A bottle of tasty Victorian wine. 
$200 - We'll bake you a delicious home made cake with love. 
$500 - A hand selected hamper of abbotsford goodies. 

All donors will receive a copy of the VCAT statement which will be presented at the VCAT Hearing.

Link to the Planning Application:
  • Bronwyn Hardisty 
    • $20 
    • 57 mos
  • Jane Whitechurch 
    • $100 
    • 57 mos
  • Felicity Shiel-Jones 
    • $100 
    • 57 mos
  • Greer Evans 
    • $50 
    • 57 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 57 mos
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Jac Weatherley 
Abbotsford VIC