A Rare and Exceptional Community Awaits
In June 2019 Mirvac entered into an agreement with Boral to provide development services across the 171-hectare site at 191 George Street, Wantirna South. The subject site is currently zoned Special Use for quarrying of raw materials for on-site brick production by CSR Limited. Works are now well progressed for the rehabilitation of the redundant north-west quarry in accordance with an existing Work Authority issued by Earth Resources, a division of the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. These rehabilitation works are independent of the planning scheme amendment process to rezone the land.
Rezoning the land will allow Mirvac to deliver on its vision to deliver a benchmark new residential community in Wantirna South, encompassing a significant extension of the Dandenong Valley Parklands. It will offer a rare opportunity to live a tranquil lifestyle within an unrivalled natural setting surrounded by significant new and expanded regional parklands. New linkages will improve pedestrian connections to Jells Park, Dandenong Creek and a naturalised Blind Creek which runs through the site. The site will be well connected to High Street Road and George Street and the well-established conveniences within the local area beyond.
To rezone the land, Mirvac must first fulfil the requirements of an established statutory planning process under the Planning and Environment Act to lodge a Planning Scheme Amendment. Boral initiated this process in early 2018 via consultation with Knox City Council to recognise the potential of the strategically identified site, and to demonstrate and support an appropriate development response through the commissioning of various expert reports.
Mirvac formally lodged its Planning Scheme Amendment application for 191 George Street to Knox City Council in June 2020, requesting the rezoning of the site to a combination of General Residential; Mixed Used; Public Park and Recreation; and Public Conservation and Recreation zonings.
Mirvac continues to work closely with Knox City Council and numerous State Government Departments including DELWP, Parks Victoria, the Department of Transport & Melbourne Water, who will now, together with other referral authorities, consider the application before providing their support for subsequent public exhibition.
Importantly at that time, the community will be invited to provide feedback on the rezone proposal (as illustrated in the timeline below). Mirvac so highly values this community input that it will also seek co-ordinated feedback outside of the formal exhibition process. Interested members of the community are invited now to express their interest and to receive notification of future updates by registering their details below.