STATEMENT ON COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE HORNE STREET TOWER

Glen Eira City Council’s planning department has recommended approving a high-rise tower at Horne Street, Elsternwick with the provision it is reduced from 14 storeys to 12.
Councillors will vote on the proposal Tuesday 19 March.
Comments to be attributed to Sustainable Australia Party Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Clifford Hayes  I am very disappointed that Glen Eira City Council’s Planning Department is now recommending approving a 12 storey high rise tower at Horne Street Elsternwick.  This green light flies in the face of great community concern that such a development would overwhelm the heritage and character of the Elsternwick Village. A “Village” should not be a place for a high rise.  It also contradicts Council’s previous position concerning this area, which was in favour of a mandatory 8 storey height limit.  The Elsternwick community, particularly those living on Ross Street, do not want this massive tower ruining their amenity and compromising their way of life.  It is regrettable that the Planning Minister failed to approve mandatory height limits in this part of Elsternwick – the discretionary 10 storey height limit he put in place is an incitement to developers to try to push through concrete monstrosities.  I urge Councillors voting on this proposal to listen to the voice of residents and vote against approving a 12 storey tower.














FUTHER INFORMATION AND MEDIA CONTACT: Rowan Forster - Communications Adviser for Clifford Hayes MLC