Approved development at 1041 Centre Road, Oakleigh South

Was on display until 23 May 2022, 12:00 AM

  • Application numberTPA/53095
  • Lodgement date12 April 2022
  • StatusComplete
  • DecisionApproved

The Links Shopping Centre, 1041 Centre Road, Oakleigh South 3167  View Map

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VCAT Approval - December 2022

Council is disappointed with VCAT’s decision to grant a planning permit for the proposed development.

Please read VCAT decision - 1041 Centre Road, Oakleigh(PDF, 2MB)

As no question of law exists which would allow further appeal to a higher jurisdiction, this decision cannot be appealed.

Enquiries: Jeanny Lui, Principal Planner, on 9518 3494.

VCAT Amended Plans - October 2022

Amended plans have been circulated as part of the developer's appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) on a proposal at 1041 Centre Road, Oakleigh South.

These plans will be considered at the VCAT hearing. 

The key changes in the amended plans are:

  • Introduction of a proposed pedestrian footpath along the eastern boundary linking the proposed development with the existing shopping precinct
  • Re-orientation of residential levels
  • Redesign of basement layouts
  • Relocation of proposed retail tenancies and supermarket
  • Reposition of the substation
  • Updated link to footpath at the northwest of the proposed development
  • Additional proposed landscaping zone along Centre Road and pathway from Centre Road to the street front retail tenancies
  • Proposed level 06 rooftop amenities for residents
  • Relocation of residential rooftop amenities to lower levels
  • Updates of elevational treatment revision and materials
  • Residential floor to floor height reduced from 3.2 to 3.05 metres
  • Ground to podium level reduced in height from 6.4 to 5.9 metres
  • Reduction of overall building height  by 6.7 metres to a maximum of 24.2 metres
  • Updates of general apartment layouts and introduction of a 3 bedroom dwelling.

Council’s position on this amended proposal remains unchanged. Council will argue against the proposed development plan at the VCAT hearing.

Please find below the documents that were submitted by the applicant:

(PDF, 2MB)Form A - Notice of an amendment of an application(PDF, 95KB)

Amended Plan(PDF, 30MB)

Statement of changes(PDF, 42KB)

If you would like to become a party to the VCAT appeal, you will need to complete a Statement of Grounds Form via VCAT’s website: Statement of Grounds Planning

Statement of Grounds are due by Thursday 10 November 2022.

Enquiries: Jeanny Lui, Principal Planner, on 9518 3494. 

Refusal and VCAT appeal

In June 2022, Council refused an application for the development of a 9-storey high building to be used as supermarket, retail premises, food and drink premises and Build-to-Rent apartments at 1041 Centre Road, Oakleigh South.

Council sought community feedback on the proposal and received 69 objections.

To find out more, please see the Notice of Decision to Refuse to Grant a Permit(PDF, 390KB)

The applicant has appealed to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) against Council's decision.  


Council sought community feedback on the proposed development of a nine storey mixed-use building at 1041 Centre Road Oakleigh South (The Links Shopping Centre).

Feedback was formally sought by 23 May 2022. 

The applicant, Pellicano Group, proposed a $49 million development that comprises:

  • A nine storey building with maximum building height of 33.8 metres.
  • A total of 173 Build-to-Rent apartments including 7 studios, 112 x 1 bedroom and 54 x 2 bedroom apartments.
  • Supermarket of 1,913 square metres.
  • Retail premises of 875 square metres.
  • Food and drink premises of 88.1 square metres.
  • A total of 212 bicycle parking spaces are provided within the site, satisfying the statutory requirement.
  • A total of 238 car parking spaces provided within the basement and on ground level. The proposal generates a statutory car parking requirement of 298 spaces and 238 spaces are provided on site. The proposal seeks a reduction of 60 car parking spaces for the commercial component.

Build to Rent Meaning:

“Build-to-rent projects are large-scale residential developments where the properties are held and managed by a single entity to be rented out over the medium to long term.”

Source: Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria

Planning documents

Here are the documents that have been submitted by the applicant: 

Certificate of Title(PDF, 2MB)

Town Planning Report(PDF, 6MB)

Urban Context Report(PDF, 53MB)

Development Plans(PDF, 42MB)

Landscape Report(PDF, 69MB)

Sustainability Management Plan(PDF, 26MB)

Arborist Report(PDF, 4MB)

Traffic Report(PDF, 7MB)

SIDRA Analysis(PDF, 383KB)

Wind Assessment(PDF, 22MB)

Waste Management Plan(PDF, 5MB)

Survey Plan(PDF, 4MB)

Cultural Heritage Due Diligence Assessment(PDF, 5MB)

Environmental Assessment Desktop Review(PDF, 232KB)

Economics Report(PDF, 11MB)