Coe displeased by Fluffy dual-occupancies

Share Canberra's trusted news:

alistair coe

ALISTAIR Coe says changes to the zoning of Mr Fluffy blocks which will allow dual occupancy dwelling son smaller parcels of land are unfair, opportunistic and create a two track planning system.

“Under the new planning rules in Draft Variation 343, dual occupancy will be allowed on Mr Fluffy blocks between 700 and 800 square metres. This creates an inconsistent planning system,” Alistair said.

“The Mr Fluffy blocks could also be unit-titled and sold separately, something that is not allowed anywhere else. The plot ratio for these blocks will also be increased from one-third to up to 50 percent of the block being covered.

“The government has purchased these blocks from homeowners who have worked hard and saved to buy and maintain them. Now they are changing the planning rules so that the government can profit from these blocks.

“Planning rules should be consistent for all blocks. There is no planning rationale for one block being treated differently to the same size block next door.

“The government has not offered any justification for this change apart from wanting to make money from the blocks.

“Certainty and consistency are vital in a good planning system but the Barr government has yet again put its own interests above good planning,” Mr Coe concluded.

Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep citynews.com.au free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleMore apartments coming for Dickson
Next articleOlive Branch extended as Costigan Family looks to re­unite.

Leave a Reply