Below is a copy of an objection sent on behalf of the Group that relates to the proposed building on the Melbourne Grammar School site on the corner of Bromby and Domain Streets. TP-2014-280
The property has an overlay called DDO15 (2) that has a suggested 12m height limit. The current building exceeds this limit and the proposed building seeks further height extension on top of the existing – taking it to approx. 18metres.
DDO15 (2) applies to the MGS site, and some of the immediately proximate MGS owned buildings in Domain Street and Bromby street.
All other proximate buildings are under the DDO15 (1) which has a mandatory 12m height limit.
Because the MGS site is a Heritage Victoria site, MGS had to apply to Heritage Victoria to demolish the existing buildings, and they were successful in that bid. The problem is not the removal of the existing, but the size and form of the proposed.
The Groups Objection letter exposes the disregard that the commissioned architect has for the surrounding fine grain heritage buildings and the attempt of the MGS planning consultant (who had responded to our original objection – and the COM had asked for our response to her letter)
Our response: below