Stonnington council mayor Claude Ullin has been reported in the Herald Sun saying:
"I've been consistently against any increase in the license numbers in Chapel Street, because of all the behaviour of people, particular at 1am," Cr Ullin said. "There's no doubt we're over-saturated."
The council backlash has recently caused a 1000-person live music venue to be rejected a liquor license - resulting in the owners appealing to Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Also, the council is also taking the owners of Lotus Bar to VCAT this week for contravening their planning permit.
The VCAT results will be posted here as soon as we know them.