VPELA seminar 9th November: VCAT's Nightingale decision, car parking and the future of sustainable development

VPELA seminar 9th November: VCAT's Nightingale decision, car parking and the future of sustainable development
VPELA seminar 9th November: VCAT's Nightingale decision, car parking and the future of sustainable development

The Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association (VPELA) in conjunction with Ratio Consultants have organised a seminar titled "Where we're going, we don't need roads? VCAT's Nightingale decision, car parking and the future of sustainable development", to be held on Monday 9th of November.

The seminar will be held at the Treasury Theatre, lower level, Treasury Building at 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start.

Just before Back to the Future's 2015 day, VCAT made a decision that caused many to reflect on the future transport needs of our city. In refusing planning approval for the Nightingale Project because of insufficient parking, debate has raged about parking needs, transport patterns and indeed the future of the car itself. It's been hard to miss the Nightingale Project, following in the footsteps of the award winning ‘The Commons’, both famous for their environmental credentials, financial model and tenacious community supporters.

Hear first-hand from key insiders and industry experts about what went wrong with Nightingale, what lies ahead for sustainable high density developments, and what it means for car parking and future transport options across Melbourne.

VPELA: VCAT’s Nightingale decision seminar flyer

The seminar will be chaired by Adam Terrill, Executive Director of VPELA and senior principal at Tract Consultants.

Speakers include:

  • Jeremy McLeod, Architect and Developer, Breathe Architecture
  • Tamara Brezzi, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright and President VPELA
  • Dr Stephen Rowley, Lecturer, RMIT University
  • Brett Young, Director Transport Engineering, Ratio

Bookings are essential, details of which are located on the seminar's flyer.

Lead image credit: nightingale.melbourne

Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor is a co-founder of Urban.com.au. Now a freelance writer, Alastair focuses on the intersection of public transport, public policy and related impacts on medium and high-density development.

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