The overlay would have protected about 24,000 properties across Capel Sound, Rosebud, Dromana, Mt Martha, Mornington, Baxter, Somerville, Tyabb, Hastings and Bittern” said Mornington Mayor Bev Colomb.
While the council has argued that dwellings greater than 2-storeys were. “Inconsistent with the peninsula and its low-scale character” the Victorian government Planning Department. Under Minister Richard Wynne disagreed. Saying “We’ve had a good look at this proposal and we’re confident the controls. We have in place provide an appropriate level of protection”. The State Government introduced the three-storey increased height limit. (Around 11 metres tall) in March 2017, “without consultation” according to council. The council then argued that the increase from two-storeys. Also to three would be a threat to amenity on the Mornington Peninsula. and asked Planning Minister Richard Wynne to approve interim. Controls for the peninsula that would limit residential development to two storeys or 9m.