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Category: Planning

Minister Must Call in Mount Eliza Retirement Village

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (19:30): (4590) I raise a matter for the Minister for Planning, and with your indulgence, Speaker, I will come to the action in a minute or two, for reasons that will be evident. Twice this year I have raised a matter in the adjournment debate relating to a parcel of land outside the urban growth boundary in Mount Eliza. On the first occasion, on 19 February, I asked the minister to promptly act

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RYMAN REFUSAL WELCOME, BUT IT’S ONLY THE FIRST STEP

Mornington MP David Morris has welcomed the decision by the Mornington Peninsula Shire to reject a plan to build a retirement village outside the Urban Growth Boundary at Mount Eliza. But Mr Morris has warned that the Shire’s decision is only the first step. The Council report shows that the Mount Eliza and Mornington communities are overwhelmingly opposed to the development, with 1068 objections lodged, compared with only 33 letters of support. This level of

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Kunyung Road Development Update

The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council will be considering the Kunyung Road development application  at a meeting to be held on 20 July 2020. The Officers Recommendation is for the Council to refuse the application. The agenda and further information can be found below: https://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/About-Us/About-Our-Council/Council-Meetings/CouncilCommittee-Meeting-Agendas-and-Minutes

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Planning Minister – Call in this Application Now!

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (17:15): (2591) I raise a matter for the Minister for Planning. It relates to a planning application at 60–70 Kunyung Road, Mount Eliza, and the action I am seeking is that he call in the application and reject it. This is an application for a retirement village. The site is outside the urban growth boundary, but it is an application to facilitate a major addition to the Mount Eliza urban area—with more

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Should the Kunyung Road Retirement Village Proceed? No!

Submission to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council: I write to object to the granting of a planning permit for the above application. At 23,322 m², the sheer scale of this proposed development would warrant serious consideration. With eight new four-storey buildings (including the two wings proposed for the historic building), three three-storey buildings, 272 apartments, 362 car spaces,115 nursing beds and a token place of worship; this is a vast development. While this might be

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Speedy Planning Action Needed to Protect Green Wedge

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (19:10): (1892) I raise a matter this evening for the Minister for Planning, and I am delighted to see the minister at the table. The matter I raise is amendment C270 to the Mornington Peninsula planning scheme, which the minister probably is not aware of yet because the council only resolved on this on 17 February.

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Labor’s Planning Hypocrisy to Impact Mount Eliza Locals

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (09:46): The Minister for Planning recently intervened in the Mornington Peninsula planning scheme to insert amendment C254. This is a reinstatement of a previously permitted capacity to develop an aged-care facility. Interestingly in the documentation the claim was made that it did not change any revisions that would require the ratification of Parliament. That is because it does not move the urban growth boundary, but it does increase massively the capacity of

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Kaufland refusal a win for the community

Mornington MP David Morris has welcomed news that the Kaufland store planned for Mornington will not proceed. On Thursday the report of the committee appointed to consider the development was released and the Planning Minister indicated he had accepted their recommendation that planning approval should not be granted. Regardless of the merits of the particular business, the sheer scale of the proposal would have had an enormous impact on the town of Mornington, and it

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Kaufland – Return Planning Power to Mornington Peninsula Shire

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (19:40): (16) Thank you, Speaker, and can I also add my congratulations on your return to the chair. I raise a matter for the Minister for Planning. By way of background, the minister has appointed an advisory committee under section 151 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to provide advice on the proposed initial establishment of a number of stores for the German Kaufland company. One of the sites being investigated

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Morris calls for Kaufland decision to be made by Shire

Mornington MP David Morris has used the very first sitting day of the new Parliament to call on the Minister for Planning to abandon his hand-picked committee set up to deal with the controversial Kaufland supermarket proposal and return planning powers for the site to Mornington Peninsula Shire. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday Mr Morris said “…the committee has been asked to provide a written report to the minister on a number of matters, particularly

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