Moonee residents united against development.


Byline: Rachel Vercoe

RESIDENTS are standing together to fight back against plans for a 24-hour service station and fast-food outlet at Moonee Beach.

The development application, lodged by Gowings in 2016, went before councillors, who supported the Moonee Beach Action Group unanimously by voting no to the process.

"As a result, the developer then appealed that, which means the development goes toward the Land and Environment Court," group representative Tim Chapman said.

At the conciliation hearing held yesterday, the community represented itself with a couple of hundred people on-site.

"Each of these people are standing behind the six presenters that we've got and they've been chosen by the community to present the best argument," Mr Chapman said.

The speakers came from a wide cross-section with one thing in common - they were all community members.

"We've got a range of people speaking from people with knowledge on particular social aspects on this development and what it brings to the community, or what it doesn't bring to the community, right through to...

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