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VIC Virginia Park (Bentleigh East)

Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by jujaro, 31st Jul, 2015.

  1. jujaro

    jujaro New Member

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    Hi Guys


    This is my first post in this forum. I am looking to buy my first PPOR in Melbourne. My wife and I have been checking suburbs/prices and we think we could afford a unit in Bentleigh East. We like the area so we are starting with inspections. Some of the places we have seen are near Virginia Park, and then, some days ago I read about this:


    https://urban.melbourne/planning/2015/05/13/virginia-park-looms-large-horizon


    A development in Virginia Park with around 4000 apartments is being planned. I think this would seriously change the area and put pressure on schools capacity, public transport, traffic etc. and therefore affect prices.


    The council rejected the plan some days ago (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/...ommercial-1-zone/story-fngnvli9-1227452365389), but for sure the developer will try again. And the council/residents will try again to stop it.


    I don't know anything about the legal capacity/resources of big developers to impose their plans on residents/council. But since it's their land I guess they could always do something. Given the circumstances how likely do you think is that a project like this or similar could end up being built against the voice of the local community?


    Thanks
     
  2. S.T

    S.T Well-Known Member

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    It's just out of the McKinnon High School zone (Other side of East Boundary Rd). 4000 is a massive development, I think it will happen but be much smaller in size. Good facilities around there too with the new pool/sports complex GESAC.

    If I was buying in that area, I'd want to be closer to the train station ~ 800m distance from it.