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Hitting new heights: The state opposition have pledged to work with council to restrict building heights from Mentone to Kananook creek. Picture: Gary Sissons

AN elected Victorian Coalition Government have pledged to implement height restrictions along the foreshore from Mentone through to Frankston.

The state opposition says that they will work with Frankston and Kingston councils to “get back in control of population growth” by implementing mandatory 8 metre height limits in residential areas up to Kananook Creek.

They say that the restriction is expected to “apply to the residential areas between the beach, the railway line, and the area south of Seaford Road will be subject to consultation with the council and consistent with their structure plans.”

Liberal state MPs and candidates used the announcement as an opportunity to fire repeated shots at the Labor party.

“We need to put the brakes on Daniel Andrews’ unplanned and unmanaged population growth and that includes overdevelopment on our beachside suburbs,” Frankston Liberal candidate Michael Lamb said.

“The only way to stop Labor’s out of control population growth and overdevelopment of our suburbs is to vote Liberal at the state election next month.”

Opposition leader Matthew Guy MP also took aim at “unmanaged population growth”.

“An elected Liberal Nationals government will introduce mandatory height controls in areas of our beachside suburbs to get back in control of Labor’s unplanned, unmanaged population growth. Mandatory 8 metre height controls will prevent more overdevelopment that would ruin the liveability of the area,” he said.

“Only a Liberal Nationals government will ease the population squeeze in suburbs like Mentone, Parkdale, Mordialloc, Aspendale, Edithvale, Chelsea, Bonbeach, Carrum, Seaford and Frankston.”

Carrum Liberal candidate for Carrum Donna Bauer said “I’m doing a lot of door knocking and the constant feedback I get is that this area is overdeveloped and Labor have lost control of population growth.”

First published in the Frankston Times – 5 November 2018

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