01 May 2019
My constituency question is to the Minister for Planning.
Will the minister advise my community of when he intends to release his decision regarding future use of the former gas and fuel land on Nepean Highway, Highett; and further, will the minister please arrange a briefing for my community on the advice he has received before his decision is made?
Since October 2017 I have called on the Andrews government to reserve the majority of this land for our community.
On 23 March the minister wrote to me indicating that whilst advice had been received from the Government Land Standing Advisory Committee, his decision had not yet been reached.
This currently vacant 6.3 hectares could provide much-needed recreational space for local residents.
I encourage the Minister for Planning to choose sporting fields, open space and more train station car parks over 26-metre-high residential towers that the Andrews government currently has earmarked for this site.