Standing firm against inappropriate development

Published on 11 December 2018

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Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is continuing its fight to protect the unique nature of the Peninsula.

Many of our coastal villages and townships, which represent significant historical records of settlement are under threat from insensitive development.

Council is seeking to ensure all dwelling applications address and respond to the need to incorporate the natural features of the land, including existing vegetation and slope.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill said “the Peninsula is characterised by a mix of eclectic built forms that are responsive to the coastal environment and natural setting.

“As the local Council, we are determined to protect our townships from inappropriate development that is inconsistent with the low-scale development character of our Shire”.

Nepean Ward Councillor Bryan Payne said “there has been an increase number of planning applications in the Nepean Ward that would result in the loss of existing vegetation. We will take the necessary steps to protect this important historic and iconic part of the Peninsula through our planning assessment processes”. 

Nepean Ward Councillor Hugh Fraser said “we are standing firm on our commitment to ensure that future development is sympathetic to our unique environment. We will continue to critically assess all applications for ‘McMansions’ in Nepean Ward, which are detrimental to the naturally vegetated amenity and neighbourhood character of the Nepean Peninsula”.