Height rules not followed

Going: The old two-storey building on the site significantly detracts from the character of development in the streetscape, the Georges River Council report stated.
Going: The old two-storey building on the site significantly detracts from the character of development in the streetscape, the Georges River Council report stated.

In last week’s Leader there was the story of yet another development over height ‘‘It’s a tight squeeze for Hurstville’’ October 24). 

In describing the development’s 60 per cent increase in height words used were exceeded, increase and non-compliance. According to the dictionary they mean "go beyond what is allowed or stipulated", "to become greater or more numerous" and "failure to act in accordance with demand". 

These are in relation to the rules governing height which again means "one of a set of explicit or understood regulations or principles...".

So if we have rules then why does each high density development seem to get permission to increase after being approved at a decreased height? 

Why does council, supposedly representing the current residents, stand on the side of the developer? 

I guess it all comes down to money and the developer knows by asking they will get the permission with little if any objection, so why follow the rules. 

I wonder how that would work if I got caught by a police officer doing 60 per cent over the speed limit, would he allow that to happen?

Why have rules if they are not followed or met.

name withheld, Hurstville