Approved development at 554-558 High Street Road, Mount Waverley

Feedback sought by 21 February 2019

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Update - VCAT approval

Council is disappointed with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal's (VCAT) decision to grant a planning permit for the construction of a six to seven storey building for the use of a retirement village at 554-558 High Street Road, Mount Waverley. 

The applicant submitted amended plans for VCAT to consider as part of its decision making. 

Changes on the amended plans included:

  • The total number of apartments reduced from 83 to 79 including:
    • reducing the number of two bedroom apartments from 64 to 61
    • reducing the number of one bedroom apartments from 19 to 18
  • Basement is setback 2 metres from the western boundary instead of building on the boundary, and the basement coverage reduced from 95% to 91%
  • Reduction in the car parking provision from 94 to 89 car parking spaces (including one car park for each apartment) 
  • Modification to the internal layout of the proposal, architectural detailing, car parking provision/allocation. 

Council maintained its position of not supporting the proposed development throughout the VCAT process. 

The permit conditions required by VCAT include the top two levels (levels 4&5) to be further setback 6 metres to the western boundary. 

You can view VCAT's decision and conditions here: VCAT decision on 554-558 High Street Road, Mount Waverley (docx, 75KB)

Enquiries: Jeanny Lui, Principal Planner, on 9518 3494.

VCAT appeal and amended plans

The applicant lodged a Failure to Determine appeal with VCAT. The matter was heard at a 4 day merits hearing commencing Monday 22 July 2019.

The applicant lodged amended plans with VCAT as part of their appeal. Please see the plans below:

Notice of Amendment (pdf, 128KB)

Statement of Changes (pdf, 130KB)  

Amended Plans lodged with VCAT (pdf, 36MB)

Background

Council sought community feedback on a proposal for a six to seven storey retirement village at 554-558 High Street Road (Mount Waverley).

This is the second application Council has received from this developer for this site. 

The applicant, Pace Development Group Pty Ltd, proposed a $25 million development that included:

  • 83 retirement village units/apartments (19 x 1 bedroom & 64 x 2 bedroom) 
  • Ground level food and drink premises (cafe) 
  • 93 onsite car spaces located within basement car park areas
  • Basement access via  new vehicle crossover on High Street Road 
  • Retirement village amenities including pool, gym, yoga room, library, games room and communal open space areas. These amenities will be for the use of residents only and will not be open to the public
  • Overall building height of up to seven stories. 

Planning documents 

Here are documents that were submitted by the applicant:

Application Form (pdf, 2MB)

Title (pdf, 4MB)  

Plans Part 1 (pdf, 13MB)  

Plans Part 2 (pdf, 15MB)  

Plans Part 3 (pdf, 11MB)

Planning Report (pdf, 12MB)

Clause 58 Assessment (pdf, 295KB)  

Landscape Plan (pdf, 3MB)  

Market Analysis (pdf, 7MB)  

Sustainability Management Plan (pdf, 5MB)  

Traffic Report (pdf, 8MB)

Waste Management Plan (pdf, 239KB)

Location

554-558 High Street Road, Mount Waverley 3149 View Map

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