Ready to Fight: Moonee Valley Council

David Zita

Moonee Valley Leader

24/8/15

 

Moonee Valley officials will attempt to stop the “incredibly hard” pursuit of property developers, an effort to stop the skyrocketing house prices for first time buyers.

 

The issue will be addressed at Moonee Valley’s Council meeting this Tuesday night.

 

The proposals have been met with a sizeable number of objections, relating to “overdevelopment” and compromising “neighbourhood character”.

 

Speaking to RMIT University on Monday, Buckley Ward Councilor Jan Chantry said “the community comes first”, and would fight the proposed developments.

 

“If we develop, we’re not living anymore,” she said.

 

Chantry said development caused increasing amounts of stress on infrastructure, particularly the rising prices, which would potentially drive first time buyers out of the market.

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