Only one person out of 1300* said they want high-rise (by high-rise we mean over 4 storeys) in Mona Vale. Hundreds more of us said we want to keep a village feel and keep building levels low. Just some of our comments:
- “Housing not over two stories. Keep village atmosphere”
- “No high rise”
- “No high-rise developments”
- “Less high/medium density housing”
Plus the one comment out of 1300 is so over the top and so out of step with all other comments it could have been a typo or a tongue-in-cheek comment: “10 storey developments OK for Mona Vale”.
There are actually more people who wanted:
- Water-slides than high-rises in Mona Vale
- Google to open an office in Mona Vale than high-rises
- A lake in the heart of Mona Vale than high-rises
- A “tree-top walkway” in the heart of Mona Vale than high-rises
- Flushing urinals in Mona Vale than high-rises
So why are we being inflicted with six-storey buildings in the Draft Mona Vale Place Plan when it is obvious from all the feedback from the Mona Vale Placemaking Workshops we are totally opposed to it?
This is a good question, one which only the Council can answer and needs to answer! Go to the Mona Vale Draft Place Plan Community Meeting at the Mona Vale Memorial Hall in Park Street this Saturday 29th October 4:00PM to 6:00PM for answers.
*These 1300 comments, in the interest of transparency, should have been included with the Draft Mona Vale Place Plan but weren’t. They come from over 18 months of community engagement from Placemaking Workshops. We have obtained them through freedom of information and included them for you here.