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Category: Planning

Stop Hiding Behind Status Quo – Make the Peninsula Regional

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (09:57): In June this year I raised by way of adjournment, again, the metropolitan status of the Mornington Peninsula. That was the fifth time I have raised the issue in the Parliament; this time will be the sixth. The adjournment asked the Premier to take all actions necessary to reclassify the peninsula to regional. On Monday, only three weeks late, the Premier responded. Did he address the request? No. Did he indicate

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Re-zone the Mt Eliza Business School Site Now!

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (19:10): (5955) I raise a matter for the Minister for Planning, and I am delighted to see he is in the chair opposite. Now, the matter I raise relates to a site outside the urban growth boundary, at 60–70 Kunyung Road, Mount Eliza, and the action I am seeking from the minister is that he immediately proceed to conduct a ministerial rezoning of the site to rezone the land to green wedge.

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Planning Changes – Some Good, Some Bad

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (16:58): If there was one member I thought I would not be following on this bill, it was the member for Burwood, but there you go, these things happen. This bill proposes significant changes to the Planning and Environment Act 1987. It is only one bill, but the changes range across a number of areas, and of course the Planning and Environment Act is a complex act to start with. It is 34 years

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Time to recognise the Peninsula is Regional

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (14:12): In each of the past two sitting weeks I have tabled petitions supporting the separation of Mornington Peninsula from the metropolitan area. More than 3000 signatures appear on those petitions, and I anticipate tabling another later this week. Certainly the recent crisis has highlighted the ridiculous situation whereby the Geelong district is considered part of regional Victoria but the Mornington Peninsula is not. The reality is, despite the inclusion of the peninsula

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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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