Planning Minister ill-informed
It would appear that the Minister or his advisors are grossly ill-informed because the character study to which he has referred was approved for inclusion in the Boroondara Planning Scheme by the Minister himself.
The McMansions debacle is caused by the State’s building regulations not the planning regulations. The Minister has conveniently ignored this fact. The McMansions which are of concern to our community are being built under State building regulations which the Minister has the sole power to change.
See the related story in the Boroondara Bulletin online.