Update - VCAT approval
A permit has been granted by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) for the construction of a six-storey building at 102-108 Drummond Street, Oakleigh.
The matter was ultimately dealt with by mediation and consent order between the applicant and Council.
The approved development provides for:
- Reduction in overall building height to six storeys (previously eight storeys proposed)
- Sixth level of the building recessed (building presents to the street as five levels with a recessive sixth storey)
- Total number of apartments: 80 (34 x 1 bedroom apartments and 46 x 2 bedroom apartments)
- Provision of two commercial tenancies at ground level along Drummond Street
- Minor reconfiguration of the internal layout of the proposed development
- Modification to car parking provision as a consequence of the changes with no reduction/waiver in car parking requirement, having regard to the statutory car parking requirement of Clause 52.06
- Basement car parking providing for 93 spaces (80 resident car spaces and 13 commercial tenancy car spaces).
For more information, see the VCAT decision on 102-108 Drummond Street (Oakleigh) (pdf, 518KB) .
Enquiries: James Heitmann, Principal Planner (Major Projects), on 9518 3628.
The developer appealed to VCAT because Council did not decide upon an application for 102-108 Drummond Street (Oakleigh) within the required 60 day timeframe.
VCAT scheduled a Practice Day Hearing for Friday 24 August 2018, a Compulsory Conference for Thursday 4 October 2018, and a three-day Merits Hearing commencing Wednesday 28 November 2018.
Council was unable to determine the application but formed a position on the application. Council assessed the proposal against relevant requirements of the Monash Planning Scheme along with all issues raised within objections.
At its meeting on Tuesday 31 July 2018, Council resolved that if it were in a position to make a decision, it would determine to refuse the application based on the following grounds:
- The proposed development is excessive in building height, scale and massing having regard to the surrounding context and applicable state and local policy
- The proposal is inconsistent with the objectives and requirements of Design and Development Overlay – Schedule 10
- The proposal would result in a poor level of internal amenity for future residents
- The development does not provide sufficient visitor car parking
- The development does not provide for adequate deep soil planting and landscaping areas
- The development does not provide for an appropriate commercial interface at street level consistent with the purpose of the Commercial 1 Zone.
About the proposal
The application proposed construction of a eight storey building comprising:
- 109 residential apartments (41 x 1 bedroom apartments and 68 x 2 bedroom apartments)
- 114 basement car parking spaces (109 resident car spaces and 5 visitor car spaces)
- Vehicle access to the basement via Southern Laneway
- Pedestrian access from Drummond Street.
Here are documents that were submitted by the applicant for TPA/48755:
Title (pdf, 637KB)
Application Form (pdf, 451KB)
Landscape Plans (pdf, 3MB)
Planning Report (pdf, 4MB)
Plans (pdf, 39MB)
Sustainability Management Plan (pdf, 730KB)
Traffic Report (pdf, 3MB)
Waste Management Plan (pdf, 231KB)