VCAT hearing update: day four

590 orrong road armadale

A slice of Gold Coast glamour in Armadale. Her name is Mercedes. Classy.

Thursday was a rest day but Friday saw things swing into action. There were more presentations by objectors to the 590 Orrong Road proposal. That makes 25 to date with another five scheduled for Monday. It was great to see so many OGers in the tribunal. Thanks again.

We also heard from Mark ODwyer of architects H2O who was called by Council’s barrister as an urban design expert. He impressed us; particularly when he stated that the Lend Lease plan for 590 Orrong Road was more commercial than residential in style, out of context and something you’d expect to see on a CBD fringe.

He had us nodding in time and tapping our toes when he said that the Lend Lease plan for 590 Orrong Road looked like it belonged in Dubai or the Gold Coast.  

He was cross-examined by Lend Lease’s representatives.

On Monday, Council’s barrister will call a second urban design expert and we’ll hear from more of you / us / objectors. Come along and fight the Dubai-style towers! 



lend lease

Come and get ’em.


BTW we have some smaller laminated posters available at 14 Wynnstay Road, opposite Our Lady of Lourdes primary school. They are accessible from the street, placed on the rubbish bins, drop by and help yourself.

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