MULGRAVE should not be cut in two by Mirvac’s residential development at the former Waverley Park Football Ground, residents have said again.

Mirvac applied to State Planning Minister Mary Delahunty to rename its development and create the new suburb of Waverley Park.

Mulgrave state Labor MP Daniel Andrews surveyed residents in the area and 80 percent of respondents said they did not want the change.

About 2600 people responded – 40 percent of those asked.

Mr. Andrews said he was very happy with the interest shown in the survey.

“I felt it was important for our community to have a say before any decision was made.

“It was clear from the results that local residents, especially that east of Jacksons Road, do not want to be cut off from the rest of Mulgrave by a new suburb of Waverley Park, which only covers the 80-hectare Mirvac development.”

The results have been forwarded to Ms. Delahunty and a final decision on Mirvac’s application is expected in the next few weeks.

“I’m confident that Minister Delahunty will take into account the very clear views of local residents when making her decision,” Mr. Andews said.

Residents were given two options in the survey:

81.6 percent, or 2122 respondents, said the development at the old AFL Park should remain part of Mulgrave 3170.

18.4 percent, or 479, said the development should form a new suburb called Waverley Park.