Council will argue against a proposal for a development comprising of 54, two and three storey townhouses, at 2315-2319 Dandenong Road (Mulgrave) at an upcoming hearing before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).
Council had sought community feedback on the proposal and received 49 objections.
The developer appealed to VCAT because Council did not decide upon the application within the required 60 day timeframe.
This means that VCAT will now be the body that decides on whether the proposal goes ahead. VCAT has scheduled a Compulsory Conference for Tuesday 16 January 2018 and a Merits Hearing for Monday 19 February 2018.
At its 31 October 2017 meeting, Council resolved that if it were in a position to make a decision on the application, it would determine to refuse the application.
Key issues considered relate to density of the development, neighbourhood character, car parking design, vehicle manoeuvrability within the site, and reliance on local streets for access.
For more information, see the report which Council considered before making its decision: Report to Council meeting on 2315-2319 Dandenong Road, Mulgrave (PDF, 459KB)
Enquiries: Sue Monagle, Principal Planner, on 9518 3068.
About the proposal
The applicant, AGT & Co Pty Ltd, proposes a $13 million development, that includes:
- 30 two bedroom dwellings each with one car parking space
- 24 three bedroom dwellings each with two car parking spaces
- A total of 10 visitor car spaces are distributed throughout the development
- Vehicle access to the site from both Springvale Road (to the west) and Lebanon Crescent (to the east)
The site is on the northeast corner of Springvale Road and Dandenong Road, and is bounded by Lebanon Crescent to the east, and residential developments to the north and south-east. The property currently contains two single storey brick buildings, currently used as a funeral parlour, and associated car parking.
Here are documents that have been submitted by the applicant:
Application for a Planning Permit (PDF, 818KB)
Planning Report (PDF, 3MB)
Landscape Plan (PDF, 2MB)
Architectural Plans (PDF, 25MB)
You can also download the above document in three parts:
Architectural Plans - part 1 (PDF, 9MB)
Architectural Plans - part 2 (PDF, 11MB)
Architectural Plans - part 3 (PDF, 4MB)
Arboricultural Report (PDF, 2MB)
Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Report (PDF, 4MB)
Traffic Management Report (PDF, 7MB)
Certificate of Title (PDF, 273KB)