The following letter was sent to all households in the 3930 postcode.
The advertising period for this application expires on 15th May however the Council have confirmed that late submissions, up to the time the application is determined, will be taken into consideration.
I am writing to draw your attention to a town planning application to redevelop the former Mount Eliza Business School site in Kunyung Road, Mount Eliza, into a retirement village. I have taken this unusual step for two reasons:
- The site is outside the urban growth boundary, and such a development would not normally be permitted in a non-urban area.
- The scale of development is significant by metropolitan standards, and particularly so by Mornington Peninsula standards.
Should the proposal proceed, it will have a significant impact on the scale and character of both Mount Eliza itself and particularly on the green break between Mount Eliza and Mornington.
The application proposes to demolish the non-heritage buildings on the site, refurbish the mansion, and develop a retirement village with a total footprint of 23,322 sq metres. The application includes construction of:
- Two new four storey wings to the existing mansion building.
- Six new four storey buildings.
- Three new three storey buildings.
- 362 car spaces
- A place of worship.
The buildings will contain a total of 272 apartments, including 115 two bedroom apartments and 92 three bedroom apartments. The mansion building will also house 124 aged care beds.
The application has been advertised, and all submissions will be considered by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council before they make a decision to approve or reject the proposal. Further details, including all plans and submission forms are available on the Council’s website at:
www.mornpen.vic.gov.au – Planning application: P19/2453
Given the significance of this application I encourage you to have your say on this important issue.