By CASEY NEILL
NINETY-eight new homes will soon fill Springvale’s former council depot site.
Greater Dandenong councillors approved the planning application for the View Road project at their Monday 23 May meeting.
Cr Matthew Kirwan successfully moved an alternate motion to that listed in the agenda, which required one townhouse that will abut an existing residence to be reduced from three to two storeys.
“This is a high-quality development,” he said.
“In terms of visual bulk, taking this one townhouse down one storey makes a difference for residents without having too much of an impact on the development.“
Cr Sean O’Reilly said that Springvale would be “changing even more and in a great way”.
“We’re seeing the activity not just being around the Springvale market site but spreading it down Springvale Road towards what will be the new Springvale civic site,” he said.
“What you always need is customers.
“The customers will be provided with this development, which is predominantly medium-density which this council knows is most in demand due to empty-nesters and people trying to get a foothold in the market.”
The proposal includes 31 two-bedroom dwellings, 62 three-bedroom homes and five houses with four bedrooms.
There’ll be a mixture of two-storey and three-storey townhouses, each with a single or double garage.
On-street visitor car parking will be provided in groupings of two, three and five spaces at the site’s front, centre and rear.
The lot is currently clear, with all buildings associated with the previous council depot removed with the exception of a car park area.