Series of slides of the Public Funeral protesting the undemocratic way Minister Madden had rezoned the Former Port Phillip Woollen Mill Site
Madden's Call In's
ABC Stateline 7 April 2006
SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL TRUST POSITION ON THE WINDSOR HOTEL
Victorians have been enraged and appalled by Planning Minister Madden's decision to approve the redevelopment of the Windsor Hotel.
The National Trust of Australia (Vic),
and Protectors of Public Lands
have joined forces to hold a protest rally.
The community has not been given its chance to be properly heard - so come along and let the government know what you think. The Windsor is threatened with a 91m tower addition in a 'return to facadism'. Development and heritage can and must live together however the parliamentary precinct deserves proper protection not discretionary height controls - we call on the government to work with City of Melbourne to deliver a proper structure plan for the precinct. Discretionary controls in the hand of the Minister are insufficient.
The Age Letters February 27, 2010
JUSTIN Madden must resign. The leaked document that reveals a plan by his office to run a sham public consultation process over the future of the Windsor Hotel (''Heat on Madden over Windsor Hotel sham'', The Age, 26/2) has merely confirmed what we have known all along, that community consultation is a sham.
We call it ticking the boxes and ignoring what anyone says because they already know what they want to do. However, we have continued, in hope, to spend hours and hours writing serious submissions. Now we know, straight from the horse's mouth, that we have been wasting our time. We feel insulted.
Victorian Planning Minister Justin Madden arguably reduces himself to a bumbling mess on the 3AW Neil Mitchell program. But he 'has a job to do and will keep doing it'.