Update - February 2023
Amended plans have been circulated as part of the developer’s appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (VCAT) for the proposed mixed-use development at the site.
These plans will be considered at the VCAT hearing scheduled for 11, 12, 13, 14, 18 and 20 April 2023.
The key changes in the amended plans are as follows:
- Reduction in building height from 22 storeys to 21 storeys.
- Removal of built form (wings) to the site’s northern and southern boundaries from Level 3-10.
- Reduction in tower width from approximately 23.5m to 22.5m through increasing northern and southern setbacks of tower form from approximately 4.5m to 5-5.1m.
- Revised podium and building façade appearance including updated material palette and reduction in floor-to-floor heights for the retail/restaurant uses and upper-level accommodation.
- Revised upper floor plan (Level 20) to accommodate an integrated plant/services area, internal residential communal area and associated outdoor terrace area and two (2) dwellings.
- Reduction in number of dwellings from 147 to 138 and associated updates to internal apartment layouts.
- No change to the proposed car parking, with 167 spaces provided in 4 levels of basement
Amended Planning Documents
Here are the amended documents submitted by the applicant:
Amended Plans(PDF, 25MB)
VCAT Notice of An Amendment of an Application Form(PDF, 96KB)
Statement of Changes(PDF, 174KB)
VCAT Order(PDF, 151KB)
The matter has been listed for a six-day Merits Hearing at VCAT, commencing Tuesday 11 April 2023.
The applicant has lodged a 'Failure to Determine' appeal with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for the construction of a 21-storey mixed-use building on the land, including retail space and 147 residential apartments. Retail tenancies are located on the ground and first floors. A reduction in the standard car parking requirements is sought for both the residential and retail components, being a total of 30 car spaces. A total of 167 car spaces are proposed within the basement of the building, which are proposed to be accessed via the laneway to the rear of the site.
Council sought community feedback on the proposal and 154 objections were received.
As its meeting on 29 November 2022, Council determined it would not support the submitted the proposal and will oppose it at an upcoming hearing at VCAT that is listed for April 2023.
For more information, read the report Council considered prior to making its decision:
Report to Council Meeting - Proposed development at 251-261 Springvale Road(PDF, 17MB)
Council Meeting Decisions(PDF, 299KB) (item 1.2)
Watch Council meeting video recording (item 1.2)
Council sought community feedback on the proposed development of a 21-storey building for a mixed-use development comprising of six (6) retail tenancies/food and drink premises and 147 dwellings, at 251-261 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley.
The applicant, Hongxing Springvale Road Pty Ltd, originally proposed a $48 million development which included:
- Development of the land for a 21-storey building with four levels of basement
- Maximum height of 76.4m
- A total 147 dwellings
- Three levels of retail space comprising six tenancies with a total floor area of 1,832 square metres
- Four levels of basement car park providing a total of 167 car parking spaces including 152 spaces for dwellings and 15 spaces for retail premises, plus 86 bicycle spaces and seven motorcycle spaces.
Enquiries: Anne Maree Roberts, Senior Statutory Planner, on 9518 3658
Here are the documents that have been submitted by the applicant:
Certificate of Title(PDF, 2MB)
Architectural Plans Part 1 - Site, Context & Design Rationale(PDF, 9MB)
Architectural Plans Part 2 - Floor Plans & Elevations(PDF, 12MB)
Architectural Plans Part 3 - Shadow Analysis(PDF, 5MB)
3D Images(PDF, 1MB)
Development Assessment(PDF, 1MB)
Landscape Plan(PDF, 31MB)
Town Planning Report(PDF, 26MB)
Survey Plan(PDF, 317KB)
Wind Tunneling Assessment(PDF, 3MB)
Sustainability Management Plan(PDF, 17MB)
Traffic Assessment(PDF, 10MB)
Waste Management Plan(PDF, 5MB)
Equitable Development Study(PDF, 7MB)