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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Swallow Street to Promenade Pedestrian Ramp Upgrade

The City of Port Phillip (CoPP) will be upgrading the pedestrian ramp from the Promenade to Swallow Street. The work includes installation of a wider ramp, levelling and resurfacing of pavement leading to the stairs and reinstatement of adjoining garden beds. A temporary compound for bins will be required which will occupy 3 car spaces in the ‘Loading Zone 8 am to 4 pm Tuesday to Friday’ area at the end of Swallow Street.



The work is scheduled to commence on Monday 23 April 2018. Further information can be obtained from Helene Agius at CoPP on 9209 6152.

Panel Hearings on Fishermans Bend

Planning Panels Victoria is conducting hearings on the proposed Amendment to the Port Phillip Planning Scheme for Fishermans Bend. The BCNA’s views were part of a presentation presented by Rowan Groves, President of Port People, on behalf of South Port Urban Responsible Renewal (SPURR). SPURR represents 49 community groups in the South Melbourne, Port Melbourne and nearby areas.

The SPURR presentation assessed the adequacy of the proposed Amendment to achieve the Government’s Vision for the area and the objectives for the Amendment. The BCNA and SPURR have consistently argued that the project requires better governance and an agreed budget if the Vision is to be realized. The presentation explained that it is premature to develop the Amendment until all planning for the area has been completed and can be accessed here.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Trial Ferry Service from Beacon Cove

Some of you may already know (we only just found out) but the St Kilda Ferry Service has commenced a trial ferry service that calls at Beacon Cove. The trial runs until Sunday 15th April.

The service departs from the wharf adjacent to the Mr Hobson restaurant and goes to Williamstown and St. Kilda. It can accommodate about 25 passengers per trip.

More details, including timetable and prices can be found on their website.  The pricing is not altogether clear but one of our members recently had a return trip to Williamstown for $15 (senior/concession).