Have Your Say: Forward Planning Committee Meeting

Nepean Ward Planning Matters

We’re inviting the community to provide feedback on matters relating to Blairgowrie township car parking, preservation works at Sorrento lookouts and heritage and planning controls over Tuckey’s Track.  

A report was taken to the Planning Services Committee meeting on 15 October 2018 in response to a Notice of Motion put forward by Nepean Ward Councillors on:

  • The provision of further and better car parking in and about the Blairgowrie township retail precinct
  • The preservation of a clear visual connection from the Western Sister lookout at Sullivan Bay, Sorrento to the lookout over Bass Strait at St Pauls
  • Heritage and planning controls over the footpath known as ‘Tuckey’s Track’ from Sullivan Bay to St Pauls.

Part 2 of the Committee Decision was that the Committee:

Resolves that the following be referred immediately to a Forward Planning Committee Meeting for community consultation and report back to Council on the community’s feedback:

  • That an Amendment to the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme to apply a Parking Overlay to the Blairgowrie township is not strategically justified at this point in time;
  • That an Amendment to the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme is not required to preserve a clear visual connection from the Western Sister lookout to the lookout at St Paul’s in Sorrento; and
  • That an Amendment to the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme to apply the Heritage Overlay (or other planning controls) is not required to preserve the values of the current Tuckey Track alignment.

Advocacy items identified by the Planning Scheme Review 2018

Issues pertinent to the Peninsula that are outside the influence of the Planning Scheme Review 2018 and local content within the Scheme itself will also be discussed at the Forward Planning Meeting, including:

  • The AGL and APA pipeline project
  • Kawasaki HESC project.
  • Hillview Quarry project
  • Bushfire Prone Area mapping and extent of vegetation loss as a result of exemptions in the planning scheme for vegetation removal to create defendable space.
  • VicSmart classes and application types and resulting development
  • Solar panels and roof and plant equipment exemptions to building heights in planning scheme provisions
  • Additional advocacy and continual enforcement regarding late night liquor licenced venues.

This is part of Council’s commitment to working closely and transparently with the local community and advocating to the State government and other stakeholders on our community’s behalf.

Information collated from the Forward Planning Committee Meeting will be used to communicate and advocate to the state government with the aim of influencing decision making of State Planning Policy.

We are aware these projects have high community interest and Council is determined to act.

The Forward Planning Committee Meeting has been arranged as an opportunity to hear submissions from the community on the items listed above.

Have your say

Forward Planning Committee Meeting

Monday 25 February, 6.30pm

Rosebud Chambers, 90 Besgrove Street, Rosebud 

Mornington Peninsula Shire invites residents, community groups and interested stakeholders to attend a Forward Planning Committee Meeting regarding the above issues.

Community members can make a three-minute verbal submission to the Shire about their thoughts and suggestions. 

Please arrive ten minutes early if you wish to register to make a verbal submission at the meeting. 

A copy of the Agenda for this meeting may be viewed from the following sources after 2.30pm on Thursday 21 February at mornpen.vic.gov.au/councilagendas.

Alternatively, you can pick up a copy at our Customer Service Centres at the Mornington, Rosebud, Hastings and Somerville offices. 

For further information please contact the Shire’s Strategic Planning Team on Strategic.Admin@mornpen.vic.gov.au 


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