constituency questions: caulfield electorate

Mr SOUTHWICK (Caulfield) — (13 084) My question is to the Minister for Planning. Thousands of furious local Ormond residents and traders have signed petitions to say no to the Labor 13-storey Ormond sky tower, which I and my colleagues David Davis and Georgie Crozier in the other place have tabled. Minister, why do you ignore the pleas of distraught locals by giving the green light to the development of your 13-storey Ormond tower? And did the fact that you had already built the foundation pad for the tower at Ormond station affect your decision? This no doubt is part of a secret deal done by the Labor Party — building a concrete slab to hold a 13-storey building and then announcing a consultation and approving a permit called in by the minister. This will cause undue pain for the constituents who have been living with this for some time now. Minister, this is part of the good form that we have seen time and time again from this government.