Department of Planning email dialogue:


From: Edwina Ryan
To: Tony Blackmore
Cc:
Subject: RE: Jewell Station Redevelopment
Sent: Tue 28/08/2012 1:50 PM

Dear Mr Blackmore

I refer to your recent letter to the Minister for Planning regarding Jewell Station Redevelopment.

VicTrack are responsible for considering comments on the proposed redevelopment.

Your comments can be sent via email to JewellStation@victrack.com.au or alternatively, with your permission, I can forward your comments to VicTrack myself.

Please contact me if you would like any further information.

Kind regards
Edwina

Edwina Ryan | Senior Planning Officer
State Planning Services

Department of Planning and Community Development


From: Tony Blackmore Sent: Tue 28/08/2012 4:09 PM
To: Edwina Ryan Cc: Subject: RE: Jewell Station Redevelopment
Attachments: Ideas from the past

Dear Ms Ryan, (or can I address this reply Dear Edwina? Such a nice name.)

I understand Vic Track's role in this matter. They had meetings where residents concerned could hear about the plans and were given an opportunity to comment.

The view of many who attended and later attended the Friends of the Upfield Linear Park (FULP) meeting was that the proposal was clearly a case of Vic Track selling off odd parcels of public land to raise money and that the public were given the "sop" of a vague undertaking to improve the environs of the Jewell Station. It was not part of any coordinated plan and that is why I wrote to your Minister.

FULP has an immediate aim to have the 1998 study's recommendations implemented in part. This is consistent with Moreland City aspirations and should be seen more as part of Melbourne metropolitan planning than a quick cash raising for Vic Track.

Vic Track management are well aware of my ideas - Councillor Jo Connellan and I have met with Mac Henshall, General Manager, Community and Stakeholder Relations - and my letter was also sent to the Minister for Transport as reinforcement of those efforts.

Attached is a note I have written that formed part of my letter to your Minister. It has a bit of extra information.

Regards

Tony Blackmore



From: Edwina Ryan Sent: Mon 3/09/2012 9:43 AM
To: Edwina Ryan Cc: Subject: RE: Jewell Station Redevelopment

Dear Mr Blackmore

You are welcome to call me Edwina - Ms Ryan sounds very formal! I apologise for not responding to your email earlier but I was out of the office for the remainder of the week.

I'm pleased that you have already engaged with VicTrack on the matter so I won't be forwarding your correspondence to them.

The Department will consider you comments and the additional information and provide you with a formal response.

Regards

Edwina

Edwina Ryan | Senior Planning Officer
State Planning Services
Department of Planning and Community Development
Level 14, 1 Spring Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000
www.dpcd.vic.gov.au

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