YOUR SAY: The planned large apartment building would not be suitable for a residential area | Border mail


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There is a proposal to build a seven story building on the corner of Pemberton and Thurgoona streets in Albury. Residents were first notified of the proposal when an article by David Johnstone leaked “$ 11 million apartments in town” appeared in The Border Mail on December 1. This article states that the proposed new building is “of high architectural quality and respectful of its environment.” IN OTHER NEWS: We believe the proposed building is not in harmony with the surrounding areas. The Hamilton Resort , which we believe is owned by the same developer is in a business district, while this proposed development is primarily in a residential area. Many residents are concerned about the height of the proposed building, which has seven floors, and feel that no consideration has been given to the character of the area. MORE COMMENTS Most of the surrounding streets are heritage listed and the houses are mostly on one level. The proposed building would greatly harm the atmosphere of the neighborhood, and residents are also concerned about the impact of this development on the development of the neighborhood. Residents are extremely concerned that notification of this de development was released just before Christmas and when there was a council election and the new council has yet to be formed. There was no community consultation. Albury is developing very quickly and so it is vital that there is good city planning that protects the style that makes Albury a city people want to live in. This could be the first of many high rise apartments in inappropriate areas. An extension from Albury Council for filing objections was granted on the proposal. Interested residents can submit a letter of objection to the Infrastructure and Planning department at 553 Kiewa Street, Albury, email: [email protected] You can send a letter to the editor by going to the comments section of our website at bordermail.com.au, or by emailing it to [email protected] Your letter should include your full name (for publication) and an address (not for publication). Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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