"This is a very disappointing decision. I have consistently said that the proposal represents overdevelopment of the Orrong Road site and is inappropriate for the area.
"The strength of community concern regarding this proposed development is unambiguous.
"Laws are currently being reformed by the Coalition Government to provide greater planning control to local councils.
"However, this long-running matter is the direct consequence of the bad planning laws of the former Labor government.
"I will continue to advocate for appropriate development in my electorate and will work with the community and Stonnington Council to minimise the negative impacts of development proposals such as this".
- Michael O'Brien MP