Kaufland store Mornington Gateway

The Victorian Minister for Planning the Hon Richard Wynne has removed the decision making power from your elected Councillors to an Advisory Committee of three people he has appointed. The state government will now consider an application for a major supermarket development on the gateway site to Mornington.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire has released a community awareness issues paper for local residents to keep them informed of the matters related to the 4,000 square metre supermarket to be assessed against the existing local planning scheme.  

 The community awareness paper raises the following issues: 

  1. The proposed location is on the border of the Green Wedge and will destroy the prominent entry gateway to Mornington which has a setback of 90 metres and landscaping to reflect the environmental entry.
  2. The current plans envisage minimum landscaping and turning the 90-metre setback into a 430-vehicle car park with less than a 20-metre strip of landscaping.

  3. A 20-metre-high and 60-metre-long advertising sign on top of the building will permanently dominate the 'green' gateway skyline of the entry into Mornington. 

  4. The establishment of such a major retail site on industrial land outside the Mornington Activity Centre could have a major impact on the retail economy within the Mornington Village and result in vacant shops down Main Street.

  5. The proposal will cause major traffic congestion on Oakbank Road and create a 'rat run' through the local streets causing more congestion on Bungower Road. 

To read more about Council's position on this matter, read our issues paper.

Download: Kaufland store for Mornington Gatewayy - issues paper

Advisory Committee process and how to make a submission

To learn more and have your say, visit the state government website and make a submission to the state government here.

Consultation is now open and the public can make submissions at the state government website until 5pm on Tuesday 5 February, 2019.

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