Development & Planning

The FCA continuously monitors significant planning applications that may impact the character and amenities of Flinders.

FCA News Alert!

Public meeting on drastic changes to planning laws.

How do you feel about high rise apartments along the water?
Trailer parks on the hills?
State Government gazetted planning changes affecting the Mornington Peninsula without consultation threaten us with:
‘As of right’ shire wide 3…

Flinders Community Association – AGM

Cr David Gill, who represents the Red Hill Ward (which includes Flinders and covers 50% of the MPS) spoke on the workings of Council, planning issues and concerns he has with the way local government has changed since he was…

Proposals, which may affect views from Western end of Flinders Township

Planning Proposal: Application P16/0570 at 2150 Boneo Road Flinders.


An amendment has been put to Council concerning plans originally submitted about 3 months ago.

The FCA is looking at these plans and will consider what response is required – given that proposals of this…

Earlier report on Balin Service Station Application

Earlier report on Balin Service Station Application

Close on the heels of the Planning Minister’s support for the long fought MPS’s Peninsula Planning Statement – which aims to preserve “and enhance” local character, maintain urban boundaries and the Green Wedge  (see…

Maybe – Just Maybe – something important has taken place to protect the Mornington Peninsula for the future

Planning Minister Matthew Guy has announced details of a new Mornington Peninsula Planning statement (MPPS). This has now been gazetted and is therefore in effect.


It follows on recommendations of a committee chaired by Member for Mornington (David Morris MP) building on…

FLINDERS 150TH SCULPTURE – Management Agreement

This Agreement is between Mornington Peninsula Shire (MPS), the Flinders Community Association (FCA) and Sculpture Commissions Pty. Ltd. (the Artist), for the installation and ongoing management of the Flinders 150th Celebration Sculpture on the roundabout at the intersection of Cook…

STOP PRESS – Progress in the Parks

Great news that the redevelopment of the play space commenced on Monday 10th November.

Temporary security fencing has been installed and a sign erected explaining the works to residents. It is expected that works will be completed by mid December and the…

Shire and VicRoads both oppose United Petroleum for development of Balin site

The Council has refused to grant a permit for the planning application to build a petrol station at 34-36 Cook Street near the roundabout in Flinders.

There are a number of grounds listed – including the DDO14 requirements and also PLAN…

Balin Site Proposal For Flinders Service Station



You may have heard that United Petroleum (UP) have decided to take their application to VCAT.

If you objected to Council, you will have received papers from UP’s Lawyers which enable…