Proposed development at 73-75 Kingsway, Glen Waverley

Update - VCAT Approval

Council is disappointed with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal's (VCAT) decision to grant a planning permit for development and use of land for a six (6) storey building (plus basement) comprising food and drink premises and offices, and a reduction in the car parking requirement to zero, at 73-75 Kingsway Glen Waverley.

The applicant submitted amended plans to VCAT prior to the VCAT hearing. Council maintained its position of not supporting the proposed development throughout the VCAT process. 

You can view VCAT's decision and conditions here: VCAT Decision on 73-75 Kingsway, Glen Waverley (docx, 796KB)

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

VCAT Amended Plans - March 2020

Amended plans have been circulated as part of the developer's appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) on a proposal at 73-75 Kingsway, Glen Waverley.

These plans will be considered at an upcoming VCAT hearing on Wednesday 14 October at 10am

The key changes in the amended plans are:

  • Level 2 changed from ‘entertainment’ to ‘office’ use.
  • Level 3 changed from ‘entertainment’ to ‘food and drink premises’ use.
  • The floor areas of all levels slightly changed.
  • The floor to floor height of levels 1 to 5 reduced by 0.1 to 0.9 metres.
  • The maximum building height reduced from 26.2 to 24.3 metres.
  • Levels 3 to 5 rear setback to the laneway reduced from 1 metre to zero.
  • Services and storage areas added on the plans.
  • Number of car parks required for the development reduced from 56 to 34 car parking spaces, however the proposal provides no onsite car parking.

Council’s position on this amended proposal remains unchanged.  Council will argue against the proposed development plan at the upcoming hearing at VCAT.

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

Amended Plans (pdf, 14MB)

Form A (pdf, 134KB)

Statement of Changes (pdf, 156KB)

Background 

Council refused a proposal for a six storey development for mixed commercial uses at 73-75 Kingsway, Glen Waverley. 

The applicant proposed a $5 million development comprising restaurants, place of assembly and offices, and reduction in the car parking requirement to zero.

Council sought community feedback on the proposal and received four objections. 

At its October 2019 meeting, Council resolved to issue a Notice of Decision to Refuse to Grant a Planning Permit on the following grounds:

  • The proposal does not satisfy the design guidelines of the Design and Development Overlay Schedule 12 in relation to building height, and activated laneways.
  • The dominant upper form (the tower) that eclipses the lower base (the podium) is inconsistent with the built form expected in the Glen Waverley Major Activity Centre Structure Plan.
  • The design response does not demonstrate architectural excellence envisaged in the Glen Waverley Major Activity Centre Structure Plan.
  • The design does not maintain a human scale to the public realm and retain the fine-grain character of Kingsway.
  • The proposal fails to satisfy the purpose of Clause 52.06 of the Monash Planning Scheme in relation to the provision of appropriate on site car parking spaces, safety and traffic movement in the area.
  • The proposal will have a detrimental impact to the amenity of the locality.
  • The proposal is considered to be an inappropriate design response.

For more information, see the report which Council considered prior to making its decision: Report to Council meeting on 73-75 Kingsway, Glen Waverley (pdf, 640KB)

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Last updated: 22 December 2020