■ 1 Wolai Ave, Bentleigh East
This project consisted of demolition of the existing house on the corner lot and replacement with two contemporary four bedroom houses.
The architect was proposing a modern design response with newer style exterior finishes on a site within the ‘minimal change’ area of Glen Eira City Council. The level of change proposed by the development was not accepted by council in the pre application meeting discussions.
Our experts collaborated with the architect on an updated schedule of finishes that met the clients brief and were more accepted by council. Although we had to go VCAT to dispute some of the conditions council applied to the final approval, the development was permitted in May 2017.