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Newspaper clipping - Praise for Kinloch, Diamond Valley News, April 8, 1998, p11

From the Collection of Eltham District Historical Society Inc 728 Main Rd Eltham Victoria

Digital file only; created from scan undertaken by EDHS of item on loan
Object Registration
arthur street, eltham, graeme gunn, houses, ian jelbart, jelbart property, kinloch gardens, rob maclellan, robert marshall, woodridge estate
Historical information
PLANNING Minister Rob Maclellan and Nillumbik Shire president Robert Marshall have both praised an innovative housing development on a historic property east of Eltham's town centre.
Both were present at the launch of the Kinloch Gardens development, where 12 new double and triple storey homes will be built along a private road in the gardens of Kinloch, a mansion set on 2.4ha in Arthur St.
About 100 people attended the launch.
Cr Marshall likened Kinloch Gardens to the Woodridge Estate at Eltham, which he said provided housing on small allotments while protecting much of the tree canopy, and "showed how a suburb can be built".
He said Kinloch could easily have been subdivided, with a court running up the middle of the development, but the owners, the Jelbart family, opted instead for a private road on the property, sweeping around a common pond and 'village green'.
''This is a perfect example of what can be achieved in urban planning,'' he said.
Mr Maclellan said the development was one of the most impressive he had seen in his role as Planning Minister

Picture - Historic launch: Planning Minister Rob Maclellan (left) on a visit to Eltham last week to help launch a new housing development.
When Made
April 1998
Last updated
3 Jun 2020 at 4:50PM