Melbourne residents revolt against ugly high-rise developments

Long suffering residents across Melbourne’s suburbs are pushing back hard against the spate of ugly high-rise apartments sprouting up across the city, which they claim are wrecking liveability:

Grassroots campaigns against multi-storey developments are cropping up across Melbourne where, to the ire of locals, apartment towers are popping up and colonising old residential suburbs.

“There’s a call for medium and high-rise development that’s sympathetic to the surrounds and respects other local people,” said Kate Shaw, an urban geographer at the University of Melbourne.

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