About the Solomon Heights Estate
The Solomon Heights Estate is a subdivision located in Sunshine North, bounded by the Melbourne to Sydney freight line, Whitehill Avenue to the south, Baldwin Avenue to the north, and the River Valley Estate to the east.
The Precinct was originally created as a residential subdivision in the 1920s and rezoned to industrial in the 1940s.
It currently consists of 465 lots with approximately 120 landowners.
Council received funding under the Victorian Planning Authority’s (VPA) Streamlining for Growth Program to undertake strategic work to unlock its development potential.
Council is currently engaged in Supreme Court proceedings concerning road ownership within the Solomon Heights Precinct.
Based on advice from its legal representatives, Council has decided to defer consideration of the strategic work within the Precinct in relation to the VPA Streamlining for Growth Program until the proceedings are finalised.
The applicant to the proceedings, Glen Ora Pty Ltd, has made a claim to road ownership that Council disputes.
The matter is being heard in the Supreme Court; the trial date is 22 May 2018.
Council is eager to resolve the long term planning of the Solomon Heights Precinct.
Council will re-assess its position after resolution of the dispute.
The VPA has been notified about Council’s decision to defer its consideration of strategic work.