100's of angry residents have marched on Williamstown’s Nelson Place to protest against a proposed tower development they fear will “destroy” the suburb. Former Victorian Premier Joan Kirner led the cries of opposition at the rally saying the community must have a say in what type of residential development takes place in their suburb. A former state Williamstown MP, was she greeted with rousing applause by the crowd. was not opposed to residential development at the site, but the current tower proposal was “unsustainable”. She also called on Planning Minister Justin Madden not to refer the proposal to a Priority Development Panel (PDP), which would advise the minister on what is appropriate for the site. Incumbent Williamstown state Labor MP Wade Noonan and Western Metropolitan state Greens MP Colleen Hartland were also at the rally, greeted with warm applause when introduced to the crowd. Mr Noonan has vowed to “stand shoulder to shoulder” with the opposed residents.