Join the conversation: Kaufland store at the Mornington Gateway

Published on 15 January 2019

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Subject to the formal exhibition period closing on 1 February 2019, Mornington Peninsula Shire invites residents and stakeholders to attend a Community Meeting regarding Council’s submission to the state government’s Kaufland Stores in Victoria Advisory Committee process.

The Community Meeting will be held on Thursday 14 February 2019 starting at 4pm at the Mornington Shire Offices.

At the Community Meeting, the community will receive an update on the Advisory Committee process, the proposal and Council’s submission to the Kaufland Stores in Victoria Advisory Committee.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill said there are major implications to the Mornington township if this proposed development goes ahead.

“The proposed location is on the border of the Green Wedge and will destroy the prominent entry gateway to Mornington.

“Further to this, 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.

“Proper planning takes decade and one bad decision can ruin our strategy for shopping precincts overnight.

“There is still an opportunity to provide your thoughts directly to the state government – I strongly encourage the community to raise their voice about this issue,” concluded Cr Gill.

You can still make a submission at the state government website until 5pm on Friday 1 February 2019 by visiting engage.vic.gov.au/kaufland-advisory-committee

COMMUNITY MEETING DETAILS

Thursday 14 February 2018, 4pm – 5pm
Mornington Office – Council Chamber (2 Queen Street, Mornington)

To register your interest to attend email Strategic.Admin@mornpen.vic.gov.au or call Planning Support on 5950 1010

BACKGROUND

The proposed development, is outside of the designated Mornington Activity Centre, has been removed from the normal local planning process to be assessed by the 'Kaufland Stores in Victoria Advisory Committee' under the direction of the Minister for Planning, the Hon Richard Wynne.

The 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. 

To read more about Council's position on this matter, read our issues paper: mornpen.vic.gov.au/kaufland