Michael Gudinski and business partners are appealing the Stonnington Council decision to not give their new live music venue a planning permit. The Age reports they are now taking the matter up with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
The new venue, currently unnamed, is on the same site as the Lion Hotel Toorak and is capable of holding about 1000 patrons. The group is seeking a liquor licence enabling it to serve alcohol until 5am at weekends.
The Age reports Gudinski as saying the new venue would be "Melbourne's premier mid-sized live music venue" and would compete with the Prince Bandroom (St. Kilda), The Forum (Melbourne) and the Palace (Melbourne) for local and international acts.