Council calls for Moratorium on Kew Cottages Land sales | Boroondara

Extract: Boroondara Council Urban Planning Committee Meeting  Minutes 20 December 2010

4. Urgent business


UB1 Boroondara Planning Matters – Meeting with Minister for Planning

Councillor Healey noted that Council had been advocating to the previous Minister

for Planning on a number of significant issues for the Boroondara community and

requested an update from the Chief Executive Officer in light of the recent change of

Government in Victoria.

The Chief Executive Officer advised that officers have sought a meeting with the

new Minister for Planning Mathew Guy MLC and officers had been briefing the Mayor

in anticipation of that meeting.

Councillors present confirmed some of the key issues of concern to be addressed

with the Minister for Planning were:

 A moratorium on further property sales at the former Kew Residential Services

site, Main Drive Kew, until the new Minister had an opportunity to consider the

matters which have been raised by Council in relation to open space.

 The return of planning powers to Council for the future development of the

former Kew Residential Services site, Main Drive Kew.

 The return of planning powers to Council for the development at Tooronga

Village, 350-352 and 354 Tooronga Road, Glen Iris

 The implications of the Major Cases list at the Victorian Civil and

Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) for developments worth $5 million or more.

 The speedy resolution of Amendment C69 to implement the West Hawthorn

Urban Design Framework.

The Mayor, Councillor Tragas noted that he had an informal meeting with the

Minister for Planning had been scheduled for Thursday 23 December 2010 at which

he would flag these issues and that he was looking forward to pursuing the matters in

more detail with the Minister in due course.

 

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