St Georges Road Residents Unite

$11,580 of $11,400 goal

Raised by 101 people in 34 months
Fellow Residents

It’s time!

The St Georges Road Resident Action Group (SGRRAG) is rallying and galvanising support to ensure the development at the Windsor Smith Factory site is appropriate and sympathetic to the community’s needs NOT developer greed!

SGRRAG is working tirelessly to maintain the integrity and strong community values that as residents we ALL hold so dear.

In 2013, we successfully pushed back the development from a proposed 6 storeys to 5 storeys in keeping with the overlay, particular to this site. The developer has now submitted an application for a ludicrous 10 storey development with a supermarket, 8 shops and 4 basement level car parking.

Over the last few months we have:

·         Lobbied our local Council and Councillors for their support on this matter

·         Attended Council meetings to make the concerns of the local community heard and ensure that we are represented fairly

·         Met weekly to consider developments and formulate strategies

·         Attended a VCAT directions hearing

·         Interviewed local residents to be represented by a local journalist in the media

·         Kept our struggle in the media through elevating our profiles

·         Contacted Town Planners, VCAT, Lawyers

·         Sought advice from residents in surrounding neighbourhoods who have successfully fought similar developments

We have put as much pressure as possible on the Council and the developer to make decisions that will benefit everyone.

Now we need your support to make sure that this happens.

Through our experiences in combatting previous developer applications we have learned that we will have more success with professional representation.

We will need to engage the services of a planning advocate and expert witnesses. In order for this to be achievable we need to raise approximately $16,000. 

We are asking the support of you and our community to raise these much needed funds to ensure the values you treasure about your home and your community are heard by decision makers in the upcoming hearing to determine the fate of the proposed 10 storey development at the old Windsor Smith Site at 195-209 St Georges Road, Northcote.

Please consider giving generously to support our plight to protect the future of your neighbourhood -  the place you love. 

If you live in Beavers Road, Bent Street, Elm Street, Gladstone Avenue or on St Georges Road and surrounds, this development impacts you. 

To reach our target, we need donations of $200 from 80 residents, or donations of $100 from 160 residents. 

We appreciate your donation and your support with spreading the word to help us meet this target.

Yours sincerely, on behalf of the
St Georges Road Resident Action Group

Joh Villani – Beavers Road Northcote      
Louise Monahan – Bent St Northcote     
Pam Hancock – Bent St Northcote   
Rebecca Passlow – Beavers Road Northcote        
Emma Morrison – Beavers Road Northcote
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Friends and neighbours, it is coming to the pointy end of our campaign in advocating for the appropriate redevelopment of the old Windsor Smith Site at 195-209 St Georges Road Northcote. Our VCAT hearing is set down over five days from 26 -30 June 2017. In our preparations we have appointed our VCAT advocate Chris Mackenzie and have had the benefit of pro-bono support of other professionals in preparing our submission on behalf of you, the St Georges Road Resident Action Group.

But, we now need your help. Unfortunately we are a bit short in our funding to cover the costs of our representation by $1000. As the saying goes ‘A burden shared is a burden lightened’, so we are appealing to you, or neighbours to make a small additional contribution to help us get to our target before 26 June 2017.
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$11,580 of $11,400 goal

Raised by 101 people in 34 months
Created October 16, 2016
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RG
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Robert Gruhn
26 months ago
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Sonia Sbardellotto
26 months ago
$100
Anonymous
26 months ago
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Anonymous Anonymous
26 months ago

Let's win. Thank you girls for a great job you are doing. Good luck to all of us.

SD
$30
Sue Davis
26 months ago

Good luck. Thanks for all your hard work

$50
Anonymous
26 months ago
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Robyn Passlow
26 months ago
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All the best for a positive outcome.

$50
Anonymous
26 months ago
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Mary and Leon Gotsis
26 months ago
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Nina and James Bent St
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