Events for your Diary

July - Sat 4th: Beach Patrol 3207

August
Wed 19th: BCNA restaurant evening

September - Sat 5th: Beach Patrol 3207

October
Thu 8th: BCNA AGM, 6:30pm at Trugo Club

November
Wed 18th: BCNA restaurant evening

Latest News

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Beach Street Separated Queuing Lane

The Port Melbourne Waterfront Urban Design Framework identifies an action to improve the function of the roundabout at Beach Street and Waterfront Place by establishing a separated queuing lane for cruise ship/Spirit of Tasmania passengers.

The City of Port Phillip (CoPP) is now about to start investigating concept design options for this intersection and is seeking your input.

For more information, please visit the web page: www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/queuing-lane.htm.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Webb Dock Works 22-28 June

This week's works notice can be downloaded here which highlights further weekend closures of Todd Road for the next two weekends.  A flyer on the detours associated with the closures can be downloaded here.

The good news is that it seems that the northbound Todd Road carriageway under the bridge will finally be reopened on Monday 6th July.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Community Consultation - Foodstore Redevelopment - THIS SATURDAY MORNING

We've just received the following from the designers/developers of the Beacon Cove Foodstore:

You are most welcome to this Saturday - Community design engagement (final) gathering at 9:30am to 10:30am(ish) at the London Hotel, Port Melbourne [next to Station Pier].

After seven (7) months of Community Consultation there will be on display - 16 large AO glossy prints-3D Photorealistic Renders. 

Our design team will answer questions and look at all further design adjustments before lodging the final Town Planning application plans with the City of Port Phillip.

Sorry for the late notice but we only just received the confirmation of this event ourselves.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Webb Dock Works 15-21 June

This week's works notice can be downloaded here.  You still have time to comment about changing the hours of piling works on Saturdays.

Note that further closures of Todd Road have been scheduled for 26-29 June and 3-6 July.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Webb Dock Works 8-14 June

This week's works notice can be downloaded here.

The maritime contractor is proposing a later start for piling on Saturdays. The proposal is to start piling at 8am rather than 7am and finish at 4pm.  Have your say by email to capacity@portofmelbourne.com or call 1800 451 056. Subject to the views of locals the proposal will be referred to the EPA for review.

Also note that Maritime Cove and the Perce White Reserve are now open.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

1-7 Waterfront Place – Amendment C104 has been Gazetted

We have been advised by the City of Port Phillip (CoPP) that following regarding Ministerial approval of Amendment C104: 1-7 Waterfront Place, the Amendment has now been gazetted and come into effect.

The approved controls establish the following key development requirements:

  • A mandatory no overshadowing beyond the southern kerb-line of Waterfront Place at the September Equinox. 
  • A mandatory 10 storey (35m) overall height limit.
  • A mandatory maximum 3 storey (12m) podium height.
  • A mandatory 8m minimum setback above the podium.

In addition to the above, these have:

  • Retained the design objectives generally in line with Council’s exhibited amendment.
  • Retained a discretionary winter solstice overshadowing standard – to minimise shadows beyond the southern kerb line during winter. 
  • Included a requirement that any tower form avoid ‘monolithic or bulky appearance’, and that this should include two towers with a separation of 10 metres. 
  • Removed the mandatory requirements for a north-south pedestrian link and publicly accessible open space on the site. The controls do however retain reference to the provision of a ground level courtyard space and an open space at the eastern ‘point’ of the site.

Importantly, Amendment C104 also reinstates third party notice and appeal rights, which ensures that interested members of the community will be able to participate in a future planning permit application process relating to the site.

The approved amendment documents can be accessed on the CoPP website at www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/amendment-C104-Waterfront-Place.htm.

Electoral Representation Review - CoPP

The Victorian Electoral Commission's (VEC) final report has been released and is recommending to the Minister for Local Government that the City of Port Phillip (CoPP) change representation to be nine councillors elected from three three-councillor wards, adopting the ward boundaries of Option B of the preliminary report.

Further details can be downloaded by clicking on the item:
VEC letter to the CoPP to introduce the report
VEC final report for CoPP
VEC media release

CoPP response to BCNA Enquiries about the Princess Street / Beach Street Roundabout and the Beacon Cove Promenade between Station and Princes Pier

Following representations to the Council on a number of matters, we have received a letter (which can be downloaded here) from the Council CEO.

The BCNA will continue to follow up on these matters and communicate any updates to residents through the BCNA website.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Webb Dock Works 1-7 June

This week's works notice can be downloaded here.

Note that additional full closures of Todd Road are planned for Fri 12 to Mon 15 June and Fri 19 to Mon 22 June.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Maritime Cove to be fully opened from Monday 8 June

The Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) have just announced that Maritime Cove, which includes the Perce White Reserve, the new boardwalks, Webb Trail and the new observation platform at Webb Point, will be fully opened from Monday 8 June.

More details can be downloaded here.