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Category: Planning

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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Labor Refuses Peninsula Landscape Protection

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) — When I first entered this Parliament almost 12 years ago, one of my first statements identified the threat that the Bracks’ government’s planning policies posed to the distinctive character of the Mornington Peninsula. More than a decade on, nothing has changed. This government has orchestrated a sustained attack on peninsula livability. They have trashed the rules on residential development. They have taken two-storey height limits and made them three. They have scrapped reasonable minimum subdivision

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Peninsula Planning – Sensible Controls or Lost Forever?

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (13:52:29) — I rise this afternoon to congratulate the Mornington Peninsula shire on the strong campaign they have launched against this government’s reckless disregard for our peninsula, its disregard for the amenity of peninsula residents and its disregard for the enjoyment the peninsula gives to the many thousands of people that visit each and every year. The villages and towns of the peninsula are under threat from as-of-right 11-metre height limits and a three-storey

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Protecting our Peninsula

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) — I rise this morning to make some comments on the Planning and Environment Amendment (Distinctive Areas and Landscapes) Bill 2017. This is not quite the bill as described in the second-reading speech, although it does bear a passing resemblance to it. I think, though, some of the claims in the second-reading speech about the impact of the bill and the protections it will provide are putting the best-case scenario on it. I certainly have

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