VCAT to Decide on Fate of Oakleigh Motel

The Monash City Council rejected the Oakleigh Motel proposal in January, describing it as an “overdevelopment” of the site. It added there were not enough car parks and that the proposal failed to meet the objectives of the local heritage policy within the Monash Planning Scheme.
Sources expect VCAT to make a decision about the project next month.
The Oakleigh Motel site is believed to have sold to developers for about $4 million just over a year ago, in a campaign managed by Gross Waddell’s Andrew Waddell.
Built in 1956 on the site of the Mulgrave Arms Hotel, and before that Cobb & Co horse stables, the Oakleigh Motel was used during the 1956 Olympic Games as a turning point for the marathon, being exactly 20 kilometres from the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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