MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council will grant a permit for a restaurant, winery and cellar door on green wedge land in Tuerong.
The $6 million project on 45 hectares at 111 Old Moorooduc Road, will include the cultivation of 14.21 hectares of vines, a double-storey restaurant open seven days a week from 11am to 11pm, and a separate winery production building.
An officer’s report found the proposed use and development of the winery and restaurant were supported by the shire’s planning policy, which supports the agricultural development of the land and the broader viticultural and tourism industry of the peninsula.
It also found that conditions attached to a permit were sufficient to ensure protection of the environment and neighbourhood amenity.
The winery and restaurant will include 60 car parking spaces and four bus parking spaces, with two sealed vehicle access points to be constructed on Old Moorooduc Road.
Twenty-two hectares will be used for grazing cattle and sheep and 1.5 hectares will be developed into an orchard, requiring the removal of five trees within the subject site and 14 trees within the road reserve of Old Moorooduc Road.