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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Further direction on the draft Port Melbourne Urban Design Framework


Further direction on the draft
Port Melbourne Urban Design Framework

Summary of outcome from the Council Meeting held on 27 March for your information. 

Extract from Councillor Janet Bolitho for Sandridge Ward
from Port Focus

Posted: 27 Mar 2012 05:32 AM PDT

All councillors supported the following resolution this evening..

That Council
2.1 Receives and considers all submissions on the draft Port Melbourne Urban Design Framework.
2.2 Acknowledges the covenants and current planning controls affecting the site at 1 - 7 Waterfront Place.
2.3 Undertakes further strategic work in accordance with the resolution of 13 March 2012 to review the draft UDF, in particular the draft Vision and Principles and the Waterfront Place Precinct section.
2.4 In preparation for the possibility that the covenants are varied, removed or deemed not applicable, undertakes further strategic work in accordance with the resolution of 13 March 2012 to prepare detailed design guidelines for the property located at 1-7 Waterfront Place that will reflect the Waterfront Place Beacon Cover Design Guidelines October 2009 [MGS Architects 2009] and in particular will not exceed the recommended building envelope and height controls.
2.5 Acknowledges that the detailed design guidelines will inform the review of the Waterfront Place Precinct.
2.6 Reaffirms the request that a report be provided to Council in April detailing the proposed process for engaging with the community in the preparation of revised Waterfront precinct and site guidelines, including the opportunity for stakeholder forums with representation to include community groups, the Port of Melbourne Corporation, the business association, local business operators, Yarra Trams and the owners of the freehold sites.

Commentary and summary: The essence of this resolution is that while the covenants and the planning controls governing the Beacon Cove development remain in place they are to be respected. However, in the event that the covenants are varied, removed or deemed not applicable' [see 2.4] Council's position is that adopted in October 2009 based on the report of MGS Architects. All future work in the precinct is to be guided by this report.