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  1. Proposed Development Chapel St & Alexandra Ave corner abutting Melbourne High School

  2. Aerial View of Proposed DevelopmentChapel St & Alexandra Ave corner abuttingMelbourne High School

  3. Proposed Development 681-709 Chapel Street (corner Alexandra Ave.) • Building Height 87metres • Council guidelines recommend 30 m max. • Apartments 108 • Car parks 237 • 2 for each apartment • 21 for shop/retail

  4. Yarra River MHS Multi-storey Development (under construction) ‘Como’ Hotel

  5. Existing 3 storey block of flats Melbourne High School circa 1927 Proposed 25 Storey Development 681-709 Chapel St. MHS Library, Classrooms & Swimming Pool Complex Existing Light Well to Classrooms & Library

  6. Alexander Ave. Existing 3 Storey Block of Flats Melbourne High School Library, Classrooms, Gymnasium & Pool Complex Chapel Street Car Park Entry & Exit MHS Student Entry

  7. Proposed Development 681-709 Chapel Street (corner Alexandra Ave.) • Traffic Issues • Vehicles entering/leaving by single driveway entrance close to Alexander Ave. • Driveway immediately beside main student entry at Chapel St. • No waste collection management plan • Additional traffic generated by multi-storey development currently being built at 750 Chapel St. (North side of ‘Como’ Hotel)

  8. 12 Storey Height Melbourne High School Circa 1927 Existing 3 Storey Block of Flats View from Yarra River & Alexandra Avenue

  9. 12 Storey Height 6 Storey Alexander Ave MHS Library Complex View from Chapel Street

  10. 12 Storey Height 6 Storey Height MHS Heritage Building circa 1927

  11. Light Well to Classrooms & Library 12 Storey Height 6 Storey Height MHS Library, Classroom & Gym Complex

  12. Student Entry from Chapel St. Vehicle Entry/Exit for 237 Car Parks Chapel Street Elevation

  13. MHS circa 1927 MHS Staff Centre

  14. Overshadowing Issues • Classrooms in circa 1927 building and Staff Centre in shadow several hours each morning • Classrooms and Library in shadow from late morning for whole afternoon • Overshadowing most severe mid March to mid September • MHS buildings overshadowed for more than 6 months each year

  15. Staff Centre in shadow Library & Classroom Light well

  16. Library & Classroom Light well

  17. Library & Classroom Light well

  18. Library & Classroom Light well (In shadow) South Quadrangle Classrooms (in shadow)

  19. Library & Classroom Light well (In shadow)

  20. Library & Classroom Light well (In shadow)

  21. Library & Classroom Light well

  22. Proposed Development 681-709 Chapel Street (corner Alexandra Ave.) What is happening? • Developer has bypassed Stonnington Council • Straight to VCAT • Hearing starts 19th May • Expected to last minimum 5 days

  23. Proposed Development 681-709 Chapel Street (corner Alexandra Ave.) Objectors to Proposal at VCAT: • Stonnington Council • Melbourne High School • Local residents • Other concerned parties

  24. Proposed Development 681-709 Chapel Street (corner Alexandra Ave.) • Developers have turned VCAT into “Lawyers Playground” • Developer has assembled strong team of lawyers & consultants • VCAT Hearing starts 19th May • Hearing expected to last minimum 5 days

  25. Proposed Development 681-709 Chapel Street (corner Alexandra Ave.) • Public meeting at MHS last week: • Assemble other objectors • Put common arguments together • Share legal costs • MHS has assembled team to appear at VCAT: • Senior Council • Solicitors • Experts in: • Town Planning • Urban Design • Heritage • Traffic Engineering (Road Safety)

  26. Proposed Development 681-709 Chapel Street (corner Alexandra Ave.) What will the VCAT Hearings Cost? • Through MHS parents, Old Boys and connections some reduced fees obtained: • Senior Counsel (has agreed at reduced fee) • Solicitors (some pro bono & reduced charges) • Estimated costs at VCAT $10,000 per day • Total Costs $50,000 to $80,000