Residents in the area surrounding St George’s Hospital in Kew have an opportunity to hear what is proposed for the site at a community information drop-in session on Tuesday 6 February.

The information session, to be hosted by the Victorian Human Services Building Authority in partnership with St Vincent’s Hospital and Ambulance Victoria, will allow residents to ask questions about the proposed 90-room public aged residential facility and a new ambulance station which is to be built facing Downton Grove.

Cotham ward Councillor Felicity Sinfield urged local residents in the surrounding area to attend the drop in session to ensure they were well-informed about what was proposed for their local area and to ask questions of the proponents.

“The City of Boroondara has concerns about the potential impacts on surrounding residents and the local residential streets.

“In particular, we are concerned about the potential disturbance created by emergency vehicles using quiet residential streets such as Downton Grove, Normanby Road and Cecil Street,” she said.

“Given the site’s public use zoning under the Boroondara Planning Scheme, we have no ability to control these proposals as a permit is not required under the scheme.

“We have urged St Vincent’s and Ambulance Victoria to conduct this information session to ensure that our residents have an opportunity to ask questions about how the development will impact them,” she said.

The drop-in session will be held on Tuesday 6 February between 6pm and 8pm at St George’s Hospital Ground Floor Seminar Room.

Access to the seminar room is via the main reception at St Georges.

“Residents should make sure they come along and have their say about this major development in their local area,” Cr Sinfield said.