In August 2016, Council rejected the proposed development at 149 Hansworth Street. Council had sought community feedback on the proposal and received 79 objections and one petition with 35 signatories.
A developer has appealed to VCAT after Council refused a proposal for residential towers (ranging from 6-10 storeys) in Hansworth Street, Mulgrave.
The VCAT hearing has been scheduled to take place over three days, starting on 26 June 2017.
In papers submitted to the tribunal, the developer's representative said his client had engaged a new architect to adjust the design and address the legitimate concerns raised by the Council and the objectors. However, the representative also said they would be contesting every ground on which Council refused the development.
In its decision, Council determined the proposal was out of character with existing development in the surrounding area. The scale and form of the development is considered excessive for the site. Council believes the proposal would have had a detrimental affect of the amenity of the neighbourhood and surrounding land.
For more information, see the report which Council considered before making its decision: Report to Council meeting on 149 Hansworth Street (Mulgrave) (PDF, 523KB)
VCAT has set down the following dates to consider this matter:
- Statement of Grounds (on amended plans) must be lodged with VCAT by 5 June 2017
- VCAT Hearing begins: 26 June 2017
Enquiries: James Heitmann, Principal Planner, on 9518 3628.
The applicant has lodged amended plans with VCAT which they would like VCAT to consider as part of its decision-making.
A hard copy of the amended plans is also available to view at the Monash Civic Centre (293 Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley), during business hours (8.15am-5pm Monday-Friday).
Lodging an amended/new Statement of Grounds
All existing Statements of Grounds will be considered by VCAT as part of its assessment of the amended plans. Existing parties to the matter may amend their existing Statement of Grounds. There is no obligation to lodge an amended Statement of Grounds unless a party wishes to modify the issues raised previously with VCAT. Any other person (including new or additional parties to the matter) may lodge a Statement of Grounds with VCAT.
Amended or new Statement of Grounds must be lodged by Monday 5 June 2017.
A copy of the Statements of Grounds (including an amended Statement of Grounds) must be provided to VCAT, the applicant (Melbourne Planning) and the responsible authority (Monash Council).