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Proposed Aged-Care Facility – Ferntree Gully

Dec 6, 2021 | Electorate, News, Parliament

My constituency question today is for the Minister for Planning. Last week I met with residents of Ferntree Gully who are deeply concerned about a proposed aged-care facility to be built on St Elmo Avenue, a small no through road surrounded by nature reserves and wildlife. Glengollan propose a 12-metre-high, 108-bed building that will overshadow surrounding homes, cut down trees, add to existing traffic and parking issues and, frankly, make living in this high fire risk area even more unsafe. I would encourage the minister to visit the site himself. Knox City Council declined Glengollan’s planning proposal, and now Glengollan is taking the council to VCAT based on this government allowing aged-care corporations to build whatever they want. I ask: is it appropriate to have such a high-density 12-metre-high aged-care facility on a narrow residential no through street in a high fire risk zone?

 

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