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Mornington shire to contest aged care development court appeal

The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council says it will contest Ryman Healthcare’s Supreme Court appeal against the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s (VCAT) decision to refuse a permit for the development of a large scale residential aged care facility in the municipality.
 
The appeal relates to whether VCAT correctly interpreted relevant sections of the Shire’s Planning Scheme, including provisions of the Special Use Zone and the inter-urban break.
 
“Council welcomed VCAT’s July 2021 decision to refuse a permit on the basis that a large-scale residential aged care facility and/or retirement village, on land that lies outside the Urban Growth Boundary (at 60-70 Kunyung Road, Mt Eliza) is inappropriate and at odds with the amenity of the surrounding Green Wedge,” Council said in a statement today.

The Supreme Court hearing dates are unknown at this stage but likely to occur in the latter half of 2022.
 
Ryman Healthcare has submitted a new application for the proposed development. The new application has been amended in response to commentary in the VCAT decision.

This new application will not affect the Supreme Court appeal, nor will the appeal have any bearing on how the Shire deals with the new application, Council said.

The proposed Ryman Healthcare facility.

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