Proposed development at 253-269 Wellington Road, Mulgrave

Community feedback sought by 19 October 2020

Artist Impression of 253-269 Wellington Road, Mulgrave

Update - Refusal 

Council has refused an application for a 12 storey building used for the purpose of a residential hotel with ancillary services, including a business lounge, events space, cafe and gymnasium, at 253-269 Wellington Road, Mulgrave. 

At its meeting on Tuesday 15 December 2020, Council considered key issues such as the potential impact of the development on the heritage building on the site, scale and height of the development, car parking and traffic impact, potential amenity impacts from the sale and consumption of liquor, and visual impacts of the proposed signage. 

To find out more, please see the report Council considered prior to making its decision: Report to Council meeting on 253-269 Wellington Road, Mulgrave (pdf, 1MB)

Enquiries: Alexandra Wade, Principal Planner, on 9518 3068. 


Council sought community feedback on an application for the use and development of the land at 253-269 Wellington Road, Mulgrave for a Residential Hotel in a Heritage Overlay and Design and Development Overlay, use of the land to sell and consume liquor, display of internally illuminated business identification and panel signage, alteration of access to a Road Zone Category 1 and a reduction in the standard car parking requirements. 

Feedback was formally sought by Monday 19 October 2020. 

The applicant, 253 Wellington Road Unit Trust, proposed a $45 million development which is detailed as follows:

  • The proposed building is to be located in front of the existing building at no. 253-269 Wellington Road, within the area of existing at grade open car parking
  • The proposed building is twelve storeys in height (33.9 metres)
  • Vehicle access to the site is via Compark Court, off Wellington Road
  • A total of 195 car parking spaces are proposed at the ground level and within the second and third floors of the building
  • A total of 163 hotel rooms are proposed
  • The building is set back a minimum of 20.68 metres from Wellington Road
  • A café and dining area are located at the ground floor, hotel gymnasium located at the ground floor mezzanine space, and corporate spaces located at the third floor.  Levels 6-12 include hotel suites
  • A liquor licence is proposed to allow for the sale and consumption of liquor within the café and dining areas, corporate areas and hotel suites
  • Four (4) internally illuminated business identification signs are proposed
  • Buildings and works are proposed between the existing and proposed building to form a courtyard area and access pathways. 

Planning documents

Application Form (pdf, 958KB)

Certificate of Title (pdf, 1MB)

Covering Letter (pdf, 580KB)

Development Plans (pdf, 11MB)

Town Planning Report (pdf, 15MB)

Site Context & Design Analysis (pdf, 9MB)

3D Images (pdf, 1MB)

Heritage Memo of Advice 1 (pdf, 3MB)

Heritage Memo of Advice 2 (pdf, 3MB)

Heritage Response (pdf, 4MB)

Arborist Report (pdf, 5MB)

Acoustic Report (pdf, 13MB)

ESD Report (pdf, 8MB)

Landscape Plan (pdf, 16MB)

Metropolitan Planning Levy Certificate (pdf, 969KB)

Parking Management Plan (pdf, 2MB)

Traffic Impact Assessment (pdf, 7MB)

Waste Management Plan (pdf, 4MB)


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