Cleaver in transition

CLEAVER STREET between Newcastle and Carr will continue its transition towards a medium-density, inner-city precinct, despite the objections of some of its residents.

At this week’s full council meeting, Vincent approved the construction of four three-storey dwellings which will break with the tradition of deep setbacks along the street.

The development at number 34, which is not in a heritage area, will sit between an old single-storey home and two-storey apartments.

Eight neighbours complained about the proposal, saying the bulk would result in a three-storey boundary wall, the reduced street setback impacted on Cleaver’s aesthetics, and they’ll now be facing a row of garages and carports.

Council officers said this portion of the street was changing towards higher density, with a number of properties capable of supporting multiple grouped dwellings.

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