Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Idiot 'engineers' should be sacked for approving high rise next to helipad in Melbourne

Apparently we are told that the people in power rule over the peasants with decisions that are for 'good governance'.

So how is putting the plebs lives at risk, 'good governance'.

How could you trust 'town planners' that gave the go-ahead to a high rise residential dwelling, that is a flight risk to the already established Royal Melbourne Hospital, just across the road.

These people responsible should be dismissed immediately, never to work in their field again, as it is clear that their decisions put peoples lives at risk.

Another one for the 'Failure of Governance' file, all in the name of 'big business'?

From the article of 14 Jun 2016 by abc.net.au of the headline:

Concerns Melbourne high-rise could interfere with hospital flight paths


The Victorian Government is appealing to the planning tribunal to stop a high-rise development amid concerns it could interfere with flight paths to one of the state's busiest hospitals.

Key points:

  • 15-storey development was approved before new regulations were introduced to protect flight paths
  • Planning Minster says Melbourne City Council 'did not give due consideration'
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital helipad closed for weeks last year due to nearby construction
The Department of Health and Human Services has told the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) a 15-storey building approved for development on Flemington Road could stop helicopters from landing at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The Principal building will comprise 162 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and two penthouses, according to the website of property services group Olive Hume.

Sixty per cent of the dwellings have already been sold, according to the website.

Planning Minister Richard Wynne said the development was approved by Melbourne City Council before new regulations were introduced to protect hospital flight paths.

"The Melbourne City Council in this instance did not give due consideration to ensuring that the flight path was protected," he said.

"They need a clear flight path in and out of the hospitals and if you have buildings obviously that block the flight path, it's often not safe for the helicopter to weave around them."

The department has asked VCAT to reduce the height of the building.

The tribunal hearing concluded earlier this month but a decision is yet to be made.

The hospital's helipad was forced to close for weeks last year due to concerns a nearby crane on a construction site was intruding airspace.

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