Dee Ryall MP calls on Planning Minister to prevent over-development proposed near Mullum Mullum Creek

Dee Ryall MP, State Member for Ringwood today visited the site of a proposed development of three, ten storey residential apartment towers at 42-58 Nelson Street Ringwood with City of Maroondah’s Cr Mary-Anne Lowe.

Under normal circumstances, the City of Maroondah is the local planning authority, however, the Labor Planning Minister, Richard Wynne is the approving authority for this land, formerly owned by the State Government. The proposal for the three, ten storey towers and nine townhouses is currently sitting on Mr Wynne’s desk. 

The proposed development runs along side the Mullum Mullum Creek in a green leafy area of Ringwood.  

Ms Ryall has called on the Minster for Planning, the Hon. Richard Wynne to take swift action by putting caveats on the land that will limit the scale and density of housing in this sensitive area.  

Over-development in this part of Ringwood not only impacts our local environment but will significantly impact local residents with the parking and traffic problems that it will create.   

Quotes attributed to Dee Ryall:

“Mr Wynne needs to urgently place caveats on the scale and density of the growth on this land so that it is consistent with expectations of the City of Maroondah, the local community, the Mullum Mullum Creek environment and other developments in Nelson and surrounding streets.

 “With Mr Wynne wanting a million extra homes in the suburbs of Melbourne, approval of 3 ten storey towers along side the leafy Mullum Mullum Creek would likely create a state-sanctioned over-development in this lovely part of Ringwood.”

“I am concerned that this application is being rushed through without due consideration and consultation. It only became available to the community on Friday, November 27 and the community meeting is already scheduled for only one week later on December 5”. This application should not be rushed through by the Minister for Planning, and our local community should be able to have time to consider the proposal and have its say.”  

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