The introduction of a three storey, 11 metre height limit in the General Residential Zone can now often occur without even a planning permit.
The height limit changes are inconsistent with the character of the peninsula’s residential areas, and present a significant risk of inappropriate development.
This change is strongly opposed by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.
Our Planning Scheme, which has taken shape following close consultation with our communities, reflects the peninsula’s village appeal, while also fostering a substantial and diverse local economy and areas of national and international conservation significance.
The Shire has worked well with the state government on many planning issues over the years and we seek to continue this partnership and will advocate to the state government for appropriate planning controls that that ensure the Mornington Peninsula maintains its special values.