Council abandons Mentone Hotel amendment process
31 March 2017
Kingston Council has resolved to abandon the Planning Scheme amendment process for the Mentone Hotel site.
The proposed development required a site-specific amendment to the planning scheme to allow construction of a four-storey building at the site.
Council conducted a public exhibition of the proposed amendment late last year and received over 830 submissions.
The consultation period took place after Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynn gave authorisation for a planning scheme amendment for the site to be prepared. The Minister has stated that “authorisation to prepare the amendment is not an indication of whether or not the amendment will ultimately be supported”.
Kingston Mayor David Eden said the vast majority of submissions from the community opposed the planning scheme amendment.
“Council was keen to hear feedback on the proposal and has now responded to the overwhelming call from our community to reject the amendment,” Cr Eden said.