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Nightingale 2 Wins Development Approval

February 14, 2017

Hansen Partnership are pleased that their Urban Planning project for Nightingale Housing (Nightingale 2), located at Station Street Fairfield, has been awarded a planning permit at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Importantly, this approval supports the development without requiring car parking to be provided on site for residents.

In handing down the decision, VCAT member, Susan Whitney noted: “I find this to be an appropriate and acceptable outcome in the circumstances mindful of the expert evidence relied upon by Nightingale and the council, and based on the site’s excellent access to public transport.”

The Nightingale Housing model “…supports, educates and advocates for the delivery of designer led multi-residential housing which considers at its core: social health; economic resilience; and environmental sustainability.” You can read more here.

The project by Six Degrees Architects, was originally advertised  in March 2016. Darebin City Council received over 200 letters of support,  41 objections were also received, with car parking listed as a major concern.

Darebin City Council made a decision in favour of the planning application on 23 May 2016. An application for review of the Council’s decision at VCAT was lodged by 17 local objectors.

The development will be adjacent to the Fairfield railway station and the Station Street activity centre. Residents will also have access to over 40 bicycle parks within the development and membership to a car-sharing scheme. Residents (who must apply to join the shortlist of purchasers) do not have registered vehicles.

Hansen acknowledge the support of Darebin City Council, and a range of collaborative partners. We congratulate Six Degrees Architects on an outstanding design.

This is one of three Nightingale Housing development that Hansen has assisted with, including sites in Florence Street Brunswick (by Breathe Architecture) and Sydney Road Brunswick (by Austin Maynard Architects).

Sketch courtesy of Six Degrees Architects.

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