Shire backs new zoning for homes


INDUSTRIAL land in Crib Point could soon be rezoned for residential development after councillors backed a plan for developers to build homes between 1 and 73 Creswell St.

At this month’s public council meeting Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors unanimously voted to ask Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne for approval to advertise the residential zone plans for public feedback.

The land is mostly vacant and homes have been built on the western side of Creswell St.

The Port of Hastings Development Authority has previously not supported the rezoning of the land from Industrial 3 Zone and part Port Related Uses to a Neighbourhood Residential Zone “due to uncertainty around the site location of the port”.

The proposed planning scheme amendment was requested by Schutz Consulting on behalf of the property owners.

The owners have agreed to negotiate with existing homeowners over costs for the construction of a sealed road access to 1 to 73 Creswell St if the area is rezoned for residential development.

Fifty properties in the area are mostly vacant with just seven showing some form of development.

First published in the Western Port News – 20 December 2016


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