Mornington Green Gateway Under Scrutiny with Big Development
Published on 01 November 2018
Residents in Mornington could be given a minimum twenty days to respond to a proposed 4,000 square metre giant supermarket and large car parking development on the Nepean Highway at the entry to the township
Cr. Bryan Payne, Mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire Council said the development, outside the existing commercial zoning of the Mornington township, 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 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:
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, please download our issues paper.(PDF, 1MB)
Advisory Committee process and How to Make a Submission
To make a submission contact the state government here.
The State Government has given no indication when the proposed development will go on Public Exhibition.
When it does the community will only have 20 business days to respond.
Ron Smith, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Mobile: 0417 329 201