- Planning controls provides greater certainty on the redevelopment of a strategic site in Stonnington
- Site identified for mixed use development with proper community protections
- Amendment C153 to govern any new development applications on the site
The Napthine Coalition Government has approved a planning scheme amendment for 590 Orrong Road in Armadale giving greater certainty on height and dwelling numbers for any future development applications on the site, Minister for Planning Matthew Guy said today.
The large two and a half hectare site in the City of Stonnington is next to Toorak Stations and was subject to great community concern over a recent high density development approval by VCAT.
"The site has been identified by the local council for sensible mixed use development - not an anything-goes approach like happened under the Labor Party's Melbourne 2030 Strategy
," Mr Guy said.
Treasurer and Member for Malvern Michael O'Brien with the Member for Prahran Clem Newton-Brown praised the strong development controls.
"The amenity of the local community needs to be taken into account and balanced with appropriate development of the site," Mr O'Brien said.
"The neighbourhoods have been protected through the reformed residential zones, including wide application of the Neighbourhood Residential Zone, which protects our quiet and liveable streets from inappropriate development."
"The new development controls deliver what the community wants to ensure a sensible balance, including a mandatory maximum building height of 17 metres, a maximum dwelling yield of 250, a maximum site coverage of 50 per cent, six metre setbacks from all boundaries as well as stronger overshadowing protections for open space and this amendment will apply to any new development proposals for the site," Mr Newton-Brown said.
"Amendment C153 will be gazetted shortly and affects land at 590 Orrong Road and 4 Osment Street Armadale. There is an existing planning permit for a redevelopment of the site, issued by VCAT, which is due to expire in 2015 if not yet commenced. Amendment C153 will ensure that any application to materially alter this permit, or any new permit application will be subject to the stricter development controls requested by Council.