~ THIS IS NOW URGENT!! ~
If you’ve been thinking of donating NOW IS THE TIME!! It is ONE month before our VCAT meeting.
~ WE MUST REACH $50k for our legal representation or else the residents of Kunyung are on their own ~
Please donate whatever you can afford, every little bit helps. If we lose this, construction can begin as early as Easter!
LETS SAVE THIS LAND NOW FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO ENJOY!
Act now to stop the multi-tower, multi-story Ryman Development at 60-70 Kunyung Rd, Mount Eliza on Green Wedge Land in Koala habitat!
The Save Sir Reg's Wedge Community Group are raising funds to enlist legal representation to the upcoming VCAT Hearings in November 2020 and March 2021 (Reference: P1362/2020) but we need your help!
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council unanimously rejected Ryman’s massive development, along with the majority of our community, but Ryman are ignoring our community’s wishes and instead attempting to push their project through.
This development will cause environmental destruction, dangerous traffic chaos and set a precedent for development across the Mornington Peninsula and Victoria.
Good legal representation that has the expertise to fight poor planning development proposals is expensive and beyond the reach of us individually, but collectively we can work together to help save the habitat from this gross over-development on the Urban Growth Boundary, in proven Koala habitat! Will you help us?
Why is this precious land important?
This land abuts the Moondah Beach Foreshore on Port Phillip Bay and is an important green corridor between the foreshore and local creek further up the escarpment. It is home to many native animals and birds in Mount Eliza, including recent sightings koalas and the endangered Sea Eagle. It is the last green break between Mount Eliza and Mornington and was always intended to be part of green wedge. It must be preserved for future generations, not exploited for the profit of a multinational corporation.
The proposed development will see the demolishing of buildings and hundreds of mature trees that are of environmental, historical and cultural significance. It will also see an unacceptable stress put on the delicate, culturally significant adjoining foreshore due to plans to run polluting storm water straight out to the beach and into the bay through the vulnerable shoreline. This area already experiences multiple beach closures due to storm water pollution, this will only add to the pressure faced by our beaches.
What is the development that we want to stop?
Ryman Healthcare are an international Aged Care Corporation who build housing developments that are condensed apartment living. They intend to build directly next to the local Primary School on a single carriage road, 12 buildings, 4 storeys in height to include 300 apartments, 91 assisted living suites, 120 care beds and 393 car parking spaces.
Kunyung Road has only one footpath, the entrance of the development is 5 metres away from the main entrance of the school, where hundreds of children cross every day. For five years of construction, and the life of the development, Ryman proposes that all construction vehicles, delivery trucks, residents’ cars, staff and visitor vehicles will cross this footpath, hundreds of vehicles every day. There is no adequate turning space for trucks and poor visibility, especially at school dropoff/pickup time. It is just a matter of time before a child is hit or killed.
The development is a resort-style facility that will include an all-weather bowling green, heated indoor swimming pool, cafe, hair and beauty salon and movie theatre. All things that are not allowed beyond the Urban Growth Boundary and not in keeping with the neighbourhood.
Who are We?
The Save Sir Reg's Wedge Group are a community organisation that has come together from passionate locals, environment, heritage and cultural experts and educators who wish to save this beautiful piece of historical and naturally significant land, and ensure the safety of the 800 children who attend Kunyung Primary School, and their families.
Save Sir Regs Wedge Inc
Registered 21 Jan 2018
- James Dynon
- Sam Sparnenn
- Kate Furst
- Anna Haberfield
- Edwina Jenkins
Fundraising team: Save Reg's Wedge Team (3)
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