Heathmont Multi-level Carpark - community consultation needed!

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Tim Blandon
Aug 16, 2021
As I suspected council did not solicit funds from the federal government ..what plans did council have to augment parking at the station, if any, prior to funds being gifted to council?

If council did have any plans, was coordination undertaken with the state government and Metro to optimise an outcome? I note that the existing car parks on the western side of the station could be redeveloped sensitively, thereby continuing to take advantage of the existing controlled intersection of Canterbury and Heathmont roads, avoiding traffic bottlenecks at the egress of Campbell St onto Canterbury Rd and the U-turn at Canterbury Rd for south/west bound traffic and preserving the eastern side of the station largely as parkland.

My plea ..please use the council-acquired land for a more appropriate community project.

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David Sweeney
Jul 27, 2021
Optimising the current car parks is all that is needed and that wouldn’t cost $18m. Who is really benefiting from that expense, not the community.

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Ingrid Crosser
Jul 26, 2021
I find it unacceptable that this car park has originated out of political election manipulation and that the local community had not been consulted more. I want the Council to come out into the open about how, and when, these plans came into being and provide an opportunity for the public to object and call for amends to the protect or cancellation even.

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Sally Woodward
May 18, 2021
I regularly visit the Heathmont shops because of its 'village atmosphere'. If a multi story car park were to be built there it would destroy this. I would question whether there is even a need for multi story carparks given the reduced number of commuters due to COVID.

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sean mcnamee
May 17, 2021
Multi deck community parking at local train stations is a ridiculous waste of public and rate payer money, a gross underutalisation of urban, land does nothing to improve public transport usage, just encourages more people to drive to the station, is outside of the areas of responsibility of Council providing commuter car parks and will be a blight on the landscape. Have look at Syndal as an example.

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John Spoth
May 13, 2021
Stop overcrowding Melb!

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Dan Young
Mar 10, 2021
It looks like the petition has been noticed. The council just posted “Community Information Bulletin”. Their argument is that Heathmont needs more car-parking, despite on weekends the railway parking being sparse and the carpark being full. Proving that shoppers are unwilling to cross Canterbury Road and the reality of this carpark is for CBD commuters.

It’s disappointing how far the council has moved from their parking strategy of seeking alternatives to parking and free parking. Residents will have to pay for this car park in both cost upfront and ongoing.

source: https://www.maroondah.vic.gov.au/files/assets/public/documents/engineering-building/engineering/maroondah-parking-framework.pdf

Multi-story car parks will finally destroy any charm or individuality that Maroondah’s suburbs have left; they will confirm the neighbourhood’s contribution to the city is that of lifeless car storage.

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Katie Walden
Mar 6, 2021
Its the right thing to do. We dont need any big ugly strictures in such a lovely green area.

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Andrew Cowan
Mar 2, 2021
While we do need to consider expanding the parking options in Heathmont for public transport, this build goes against all we treasure about Heathmont and its open spaces.

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Rachel Cowan
Mar 1, 2021
I agree we need more parking for future public transport growth to reduce emissions, but THAT monstrosity is not designed to suit and blend the surrounding environment and the vision of Heathmont's community. Omitting the input of the community leads to the likely assumption that this is just a money sink for council rates to councillor mates. I remember well how much money was likely wasted on the contractors who most stood around outside my home doing little to nothing for weeks on end while they built small portions of path each day.