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‘Something special’ for old hospital site Stephen Taylor THE new owners of the former Mt Eliza hospital site in Jacksons Road last week described it as a “blank canvas offering unique opportunities”. Melbourne-based property developer Hengyi Pacific bought the 3.4 hectare site for just over $17 million earlier this year and is “currently working closely with Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to determine the … best use for the site that

respects the surrounding street character”. General manager Simon Manley said he was “very excited with our latest acquisition and are looking forward to transforming the unused parcel into something special”. The developer is “working with council to determine the final outcome for the site and will look to lodge a town planning application shortly”. This could either be subdivision into luxury residential lots or high-end retirement living. Mr Manley said heritage elements

of the chapel on Jacksons Road and administration and facilities buildings from the 1930s could be part of the redevelopment. These included the Spanish mission-style buildings by prominent hospital architects Stephenson and Meldrum with their rendered masonry and tiled roofs. “We saw it as a good opportunity as the site is, in relative terms, a blank canvas to basically start again and also to create something that the precinct will benefit from,” said Mr Manley.

Aerial view: The former Mt Eliza hospital site in Jacksons Road. Picture: Supplied

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Frankston 6.00am Dawn Service, Frankston War Memorial at Beauty Park, High St 11.00am Anzac Day march starts. March participants gather by 10.30am in Beauty Park at the corner of Yuille Street and Park Street. To participate in the march, please contact the Frankston RSL on 9783 2288 Seaford 9.30am

A N Z A C D AY 2019

Anzac Day march starts. Participants gather by 9.15am at Peninsula Dry Cleaners, Nepean Highway, Seaford 10.00am Anzac Day service begins at the Seaford Cenotaph

Mornington 6.00am Dawn Service, assemble at Memorial Park, Barkly St 9.45am Anzac Day march, assemble at the corner of Main Street and Queen Street 10.00am Service, assemble at Memorial Park, Barkly Street Mount Eliza 2.00pm Service, assemble at Mount Eliza Mount Eliza Memorial Garden


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Frankston Times

23 April 2019

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