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Yarra Council requests independent planning panel to consider Channel 9 redevelopment: Cr Alison ClarkeTue, 2011-05-24 00:00 — chris.maltby
Yarra Council will request that the Minister for Planning appoint a joint independent planning panel and advisory committee to consider more than 100 submissions about the proposed redevelopment of Richmond’s Channel 9 site.
Mayor Alison Clarke said the panel would report back to Council with recommendations, at which time Council would make a decision about whether to approve the proposal, with or without changes.
Yarra Council is urging the State Government to consider trialling a supervised injecting facility to help reduce rates of public injecting, overdoses and discarded syringes.
Yarra Mayor Alison Clarke said Council had resolved last night to urge the State Government to support a trial and engage in public discussion of the proposal
Cr Clarke said local residents, particularly in Richmond and Abbotsford, often felt unsafe when witnessing drug-related behaviour or coming across discarded syringes in local streets and laneways.