Save Ivanhoe is a residents group initial established due to concerns with the draft Ivanhoe Structure Plan that was released by the City of Banyule in July 2011. The group was initially formed because residents felt that they had not been adequately consulted in the drafting of the plan. A list of residents' concerns has been included on this website. The key concerns were the proposed heights of buildings, the boundary of the activity centre and the impact on traffic and services.
Let's be clear - Save Ivanhoe is not an anti-development group. We understand that a good structure plan is essential to provide a level of certainty for residents, traders and developers. The aim of the group is to ensure people are completely informed with the latest developments and to help ensure that future consultations are more effective.
In 2015 the Victorian government approved Permanent Planning Controls for the Ivanhoe Activity Centre. It was a logical time to scale back the Save Ivanhoe Residents Group activity on what had been an extensive process. Since that time there has been numerous development proposals in the Activity Centre zone. As a group we have typically stayed away from highlighting individual development proposals as it was not part of our original purpose. The exception has been when proposals are significantly outside the guidelines of the Planning Scheme.