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VCAT backs Council refusal for Patterson Lakes development

20 December 2019

Kingston Council has welcomed news that the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has ruled in favour of Council and refused to grant a planning permit at 64 Pier One Drive, Patterson Lakes.

The Tribunal has backed Council’s decision to refuse permission for a car parking reduction and use of the site for 66 apartments in a 10-storey building.

Kingston Mayor Georgina Oxley said Council had refused planning permission in May 2019.

“This is a massive win for the Patterson Lakes community who have been loud and clear that they do not support overdevelopment in their community,” Cr Oxley said. “Council stood by the 130 residents who objected to the plans and we are thrilled that the tribunal has ruled in our favour.”

Under the Kingston Planning Scheme, developments within Endeavour Cove in Patterson Lakes must provide two covered car parking spaces and a visitor car parking space for each residence.

The applicant had sought permission to reduce the number of car parks provided.


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