I found this article quite interesting, as we are one of the nine brothels in this area. we actually love the idea that we are becoming the new StKilda, its a clean industry and us brothels in the Monash have always operated and stayed clean.... bring it on.... North Road Huntingdale is a prime location.
A NINTH brothel has been approved in Melbourne’s east, firming the suburban area’s reputation for massage parlours.
VCAT has upheld applicant Denny Phan’s bid for a six-service room bordello to enter Cairnish Rd in Oakleigh South, giving it the official go-ahead on January 10.
The tribunal firmly supported the proposal to allow a maximum of 10 sex workers on site at any one time, with the brothel open between 11am to 2am Monday to Thursday, and 11am to 5am between Friday to Sunday.
A spokesman for Mr Phan said the two-year “struggle” had been worth the wait, with the brothel to be operational in coming months.
“I look forward to blending in my neighbours especially those who opposed my application, I want to show them that there is no demon side to the brothel business and I will demonstrate to my neighbours that I will be a good corporate citizen,” he said.
Monash councillors refused the plans in March last year — against council officers’ recommendations.
Council officers said children did not pass the brothel on the way in or out to activities run in the area, and it did not have sufficient grounds to refuse the application.
The bordello has taken two years to get up and running, with council first refusing the permit in 2015 due to the proposed operating hours and a lack of parking.
Mr Phan took the case to VCAT back in 2015 after reducing hours of operation — but the tribunal knocked it back because a nearby Phoenix Weightlifting Club had been working with children and the Department of Defence used its nearby ground for a cadet program.
The tribunals’ January finding stated the weightlifting club had relocated and previous concerns had been relieved.
It stated: “Having regard to the relevant considerations raised by the planning scheme and the Sex Work Act, we are satisfied that the proposed brothel will have no unacceptable amenity or other affect on a child or any other person.”
The council has been contacted for comment.