807-811 Warrigal Road and 1513-1517 Dandenong Road, Oakleigh

Statement of Grounds by 26 November 2018

Warrigal Dandenong Roads Oakleigh

Update - VCAT approves application for amended plans 

An application was made directly to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to amend Planning Permit No. TPA/46427 for a mixed-use development at 807-811 Warrigal Road and 1513-1517 Dandenong Road, Oakleigh. 

The amended proposal provided for:

  • Additional 1305m2 of retail floor space on the lower ground level (previously utilised for car parking).
  • Removal of 48 existing approved onsite car spaces previously required for residential visitor car parking.
  • Reconfiguration of townhouses along Dalgety Street including provision of two additional townhouses.
  • 495 on site car parking spaces.  No waiver or reduction in the applicable car parking requirement is sought.

Council and the permit applicant resolved the matter by mediation at a compulsory conference facilitated by VCAT.  No other parties were involved in the matter.

The overall height and development mix remains unchanged and consistent with the existing approval.

View the full decision here: 807-811 Warrigal Road and 1513-1517 Dandenong Road, Oakleigh (pdf, 201KB)

Enquiries: James Heitmann, Principal Planner, on 9518 3628. 

Application to VCAT for amended plans

Please find below the application documents that were submitted by the applicant:

VCAT Application (pdf, 3MB)

Existing Planning Permit (pdf, 1MB)  

Details of proposed amendments (pdf, 43MB)

Traffic Report (pdf, 7MB)  

Planning Report (pdf, 3MB)  

Proposed Amended Plans (pdf, 32MB)  

Tracked changes of amended permit (pdf, 7MB)  

Certificate of Title (pdf, 1MB)

Previous VCAT decision (pdf, 22MB)

Previous VCAT approval (29 June 2017)

A planning permit has been granted by VCAT for a mixed use development, comprising dwellings, serviced apartments, retail space and restaurant space at 807-811 Warrigal Road and 1513-1517 Dandenong Road, Oakleigh. 

The original plans for this site featured the construction of three buildings ranging in height from 4 to 18 storeys, to be used for 348 residential apartments, 106 serviced apartments, retail tenancies including a supermarket and cafe/food and drink premises. 

Developer Viapac Australia Pty Ltd appealed to VCAT because Council did not decide upon the application within the required 60 day timeframe. Ahead of the VCAT hearing, the developer submitted amended plans which included a reduction in the overall height of the development to 10 storeys. 

In late June 2017, VCAT approved the amended plans. Council had argued at the VCAT hearing that the proposal be reduced to eight storeys, as this would be more respectful of the surrounding area. However, VCAT did not agree with Council's position. 

Key features of the approved plans are: 

  • Reduction in height of an apartment tower on Dandenong Road from 18 storeys to 10 storeys 
  • Reduction in the total number of dwellings to 260 (previously 348)
  • 106 serviced apartments
  • Reduction in the total number of car spaces to 555 (previously 582)
  • Modification to the internal layout of the development
  • Modification to facade detailing, materials and finishes. 

Please view the VCAT decision for 807-811 Warrigal Road and 1513-1517 Dandenong Road, Oakleigh (pdf, 171KB)

Enquiries: James Heitmann, Principal Planner, on 9518 3628. 

Background

The applicant lodged amended plans with VCAT prior to the hearing. The biggest change in the amended plans was a reduction in the height of the tallest apartment tower from 18 storeys to 10 storeys.

At its Special Meeting on Tuesday 16 May 2017, Council resolved to support the amended proposal subject to conditions including the requirement to reduce the overall height of the development to 8 storeys. Council argued this position at VCAT but was overruled and a permit was granted for an overall height of 10 storeys. 

For more information, see the report which Council considered before making its decision: Report to Special Council meeting on 807-811 Warrigal Road (Oakleigh) (pdf, 575KB)

Details of the amendments that were made to the plans are described in the Statement of Changes included in this document provided by the applicant to the Tribunal: 

VCAT - Statement of Changes (pdf, 87KB)

VCAT - Amended Plans (pdf, 44MB)

About the original proposal  

At its meeting on 31 January 2017, Council determined that it was opposed to the 18 storey proposal. Council had sought community feedback on the proposal and received 18 objections. In considering its position, Council cited several grounds for concern including the excessive height of the development; vehicle access and traffic impact; and a poor level of internal amenity for future residents. 

For more information, see the report which Council considered before making its decision: Report to Council meeting on 807-811 Warrigal Road (Oakleigh) (pdf, 794KB)

The applicant, Viapac Australia Pty Ltd, had initially proposed:

  • The construction of three buildings ranging in height from 4 to 18 storeys
  • 348 residential apartments
  • 106 serviced apartments/residential hotel
  • Retail tenancies orientated to Dandenong Rd and Warrigal Rd
  • A cafe/food and drink premises adjacent to Dalgety St
  • 581 basement car parking spaces accessed from Dandenong Rd and Dalgety St.

Please find below the application documents that have been submitted by the applicant:

Application for Planning Permit (pdf, 1MB)

Planning Report (pdf, 2MB)

Plans - Development Summary, Materials and Finishes (pdf, 1MB)

Plans - pages 1-7 (pdf, 3MB)

Plans - pages 8-16 (pdf, 6MB)

Plans - pages 17-25 (pdf, 6MB)

Plans - pages 26-35 (pdf, 7MB)

Plans - Perspectives (pdf, 11MB)

Plans - Shadow Diagrams (pdf, 2MB)

Landscape Plan - part 1 (pdf, 17MB)

Landscape Plan - part2 (pdf, 12MB)

Supporting information and design response - part 1 (pdf, 17MB)

Supporting information and design response - part 2a (pdf, 12MB)

Supporting information and design response - part 2b (pdf, 11MB)

Supporting information and design response - part 3a (pdf, 10MB)

Supporting information and design response - part 3b (pdf, 4MB)

Supporting information and design response - part 3c (pdf, 7MB)

Plan of Re-Establishment and Detail Survey (pdf, 4MB)

Sustainability Management Plan (pdf, 979KB)

Traffic Report (pdf, 4MB)

Waste Management Plan (pdf, 320KB)

Location

807-811 Warrigal Road, Oakleigh 3166 View Map

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