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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Update on 1-7 Waterfront Place

On 21 September 2017, VCAT agreed to review the City of Port Phillip's (CoPP's) decision to refuse a planning application for the “construction of a 10-storey mixed use building over two basement levels containing 175 dwellings and two retail premises of 355 square metres and a reduction in car parking requirements” at this site.

Details of the review have been posted to all who objected to the original proposal. If you objected and have not received a letter, contact Ms Rhodie Anderson (randerson@rigbycooke.com.au). Objectors who wish to participate in the VCAT review have until 16 November 2017 to lodge a Statement of Grounds with an application form at VCAT, with copies to the CoPP and the developer’s solicitor. A fee of $19.90 applies for individuals and not-for-profit organisations. Fee details are shown at www.vcat.vic.gov.au.

The BCNA has decided to participate in the review. The BCNA wants to see the site developed, but according to Port Phillip planning guidelines. Participation in the review allows us to defend our objections which were about visual bulk; that the plans were not in accordance with the plans listed in the VCAT Order of January 2015; overshadowing of the foreshore; and traffic congestion. Our Statement of Grounds can be downloaded here. It follows the objection the BCNA submitted to the CoPP in March 2017.