Events for your Diary

December
  • Sat 3, 9-10am: Beach Patrol, meeting at Princes Pier
  • Sat 3, 11am-5pm: Annual Port Melbourne Artisan Christmas Market, Bay Street
  • Wed 7, 4-6pm: Council officers on-site at proposed Pump Track site, RF Julier Reserve
  • Sat 10, 9:30-10:30am: Love our Streets, meeting at Olive's Corner

  • January
  • Sat 7, 9-10am: Beach Patrol, meeting at Centenary Bridge Pylon (what used to be call the ferry beach but without a ferry...)
  • Sat 21, 9:30-10:30am: Love our Streets, meeting at Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay Street

  • February
  • Sat 4, 9-10am: Beach Patrol, meeting at Lagoon Pier
  • Sat 18, 9:30-10:30am: Love our Streets, meeting at 109 tram terminus
  • Latest News

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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.

    Thursday, 22 March 2012

    Last Reminder - Restaurant Evening RSVP 22 March

    LAST REMINDER
    RSVP for Restaurant Evening at Nautical

    If you wish to attend the Nautical Restaurant Evening on Wednesday 28 March
     RSVP due THURSDAY 22 March to TreasurerBCNA@gmail.com 
    See earlier post for full details
    Cost will be $50 per person with drinks at additional cost

    Sunday, 18 March 2012

    Reminder BCNA Restuarant Evening Nautical 28 March 2012

    Reminder
    Social Event
    Restaurant Function
    Nautical @ 3 Station Pier, Waterfront Place
    7 pm for 7.30 pm
    Wednesday 28th March

    RSVP by Thursday 22nd March
    to Dana Hlavacek TreasurerBCNA@gmail.com

    Hi BCNA members and friends

    Our first social get together for 2012 has been arranged for the evening on Wednesday 28th March. Nautical Restaurant at 3 Station Pier will host the evening.

    It would be great to see you all. Your friends and neighbours are most welcome. Lots to chat about and an update on where we are with the Port Melbourne Waterfront Urban Design Framework will be provided. Please make your booking as per below.

    The cost is $50 per person for a 3 course dinner which includes antipasto and dips at the start, a choice from 4 mains - beef, fish, chicken and vegetarian, and a choice from 3 desserts. A complimentary glass of wine shiraz/cabernet or Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc is included.

    Payment will be cash at the door and drinks will be at your own expense.

    Booking:
    Please RSVP to Dana Hlavacek
    by email on TreasurerBCNA@gmail.com or
    telephone 9646 8850 and leave a message
    Please state names and number of people in your party
    By Thursday 22 March
    This will allow us to finalise numbers with the restaurant.

    Thursday, 15 March 2012

    BCNA Press Release and Petition Handover

    BCNA Hand Over Petition to the State Government
    Press Release on Port Melbourne Waterfront Urban Design Framework

    Today BCNA held the handover of the Petition on the steps of Parliament House





    In Photo:
     Sue Pennicuik, MLC, Martin Foley MlA, Andrea Coote MLC, Trevor Nink Secretary BCNA and Eddie Micallef President BCNA

    Click here for a pdf version of the BCNA Press Release

    The Community Speaks on 1-7 Waterfront Place

    This morning there was graphic demonstration of “tri” partisan support to retain the community amenity at the disputed Port Melbourne Triangle location, the seaborne tourist gateway to Melbourne. Beacon Cove Neighbourhood Association President, Mr Eddie Micallef, along with other community leaders presented petitions to members of Parliament on the steps of Parliament House asking for protection to the existing facilities, view lines and residential services.
     “After only a short period of collection 1,250 signatures were obtained from citizens of Port Melbourne and Victoria. It was great to see so many people present their views and make it clear that demolishing the low level child minding and sports facilities areas and replacing them with two towers, 10 and 14 storeys, was not acceptable and would be a major loss to the community” said BCNA President Eddie Micallef. “People from outside the bay area feel the same, as do residents from South Melbourne, Middle Park and Albert Park who are worried that covenants on height may be removed in their neighbourhoods also.”
    “Also last Tuesday night the City of Port Phillip debated a Notice of Motion to extend the consultation period for the contentious draft Urban Design Framework at this important location. Councillors admitted that they had got the draft document wrong and will review the key Vision, Principles and Outcomes after accepting amendments to the Motion that were referred by the community. However the community battle is far from over as it will now join with other stakeholders and Council over some months to ensure the initial framework of overdevelopment will be further debated and sensible solutions created for generations to come.” 
    Mr Micallef went on to say “It was again very heartening to see 60 residents, with only 24 hours notice, turn up on a Monday evening meeting in the parkland behind 1-7 Waterfront Place to give their views for presentation to Councillors and Council the next night. Not only will a large development on this site exacerbate the already frequent traffic gridlock at the entry area to Station Pier, but high towers will cast shadows and generate wind flows over the community meeting places and lose some of the soul that exists at this award winning planned development. This area of Port has a soul largely created by the social interaction in this open and sunny environment.”
    Any substantial development will also impact Station Pier and its shipping activities of the Tasmanian ferry and the Cruise Ships.
    The BCNA is calling on the City of Port Phillip, with the aid of Parliament, to amend the Draft UDF Report to reflect the aspiration of local residents and the broader Victorian community.

    Contact: Mr E. Micallef, President, BCNA
    PH. 0413127422

    City of Port Phillip Media Release on Port Melbourne Waterfront UDF

    City of Port Phillip Media Release on
    Port Melbourne Waterfront Urban Design Framework

    Please find below a copy of the media release issued by the City of Port Phillip for your information.

    Click here for a pdf version.


    Monday, 12 March 2012

    BCNA Submission on the Draft Port Melbourne Waterfront UDF

    BCNA Submission 9 March 2012
    Draft Port Melbourne Waterfront Urban Design Framework

    Dear members

    We have made a submission to the City of Port Phillip, and attached a copy of the signed Petition.  The Petition contained 1139 signatures. Thank you for all your input, feedback and support. We have attached a pdf version of our submission.

    Click on BCNA Submission to the Port Melbourne Waterfront Urban Design Framework December 2011.

    Monday, 5 March 2012

    Return Petition to BCNA by Wednesday 7 March

    Port Melbourne Waterfront UDF
    Reminder - Return Petitions to BCNA by Wednesday 7 March

    Please return the petitions by 7 March either by:
    • addressing them to BCNA Private Box 61, 103 Beach Street, Port Melbourne and
      • post them in the mail, or
      • deliver by hand to the general private post box 103 Beach Street(behind IGA store, near notice board), OR
    • return them to a BCNA committee member
    If you collect more petition signatures after 7 March; these are still very important so please continue to pass them onto the BCNA.

    Submissions on the Port Melbourne Waterfront Urban Design Framework close 9 March.

    Film - Triangle Wars Tuesday 6 March at the Astor Theatre at 7 pm

    Film - Triangle Wars
    Tuesday 6 March 7 pm at the Astor Theatre

    Film relating to the St Kilda Triangle being screened at the Astor this Tuesday
    Click here for a scanned copy of the brochure which contains all details re booking and information on the film.

    Sunday, 4 March 2012

    Social Event at Nautical on Wednesday 28th March

    Social Event
    Restaurant Function

    Nautical @ 3 Station Pier, Waterfront Place
    7 pm for 7.30 pm
    Wednesday 28th March
    RSVP by Thursday 22nd March
    to Dana Hlavacek TreasurerBCNA@gmail.com


    Hi BCNA members and friends

    Our first social get together  for 2012 has been arranged for the evening on Wednesday 28th March.  Nautical Restaurant at 3 Station Pier will host the evening.

    It would be great to see you all.  Your friends and neighbours are most welcome.  Lots to chat about and an update on where we are with the Port Melbourne Waterfront Urban Design Framework will be provided.  Please make your booking as per below.

    The cost is $50 per person for a 3 course dinner which includes antipasto and dips at the start, a choice from 4 mains - beef, fish, chicken and vegetarian, and a choice from 3 desserts.   A complimentary glass of wine shiraz/cabernet or Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc is included.

    Payment will be cash at the door and drinks will be at your own expense. 

    Booking:

    Please RSVP to Dana Hlavacek
     by email  on  TreasurerBCNA@gmail.com or
     telephone 9646 8850 and leave a message
    Please state names and number of people in your party
    By Thursday 22 March

    This will allow us to finalise numbers with the restaurant.

    Queen Mary 2 at Station Pier Monday 5 March

    Queen Mary 2 to berth at Station Pier
     on Monday, 5 March 2012

    Message from Port of Melbourne Corporation

    Please be advised that on 5 March, Station Pier will welcome Queen Mary 2, the Cunard flagship, at Station Pier. Queen Mary 2 is scheduled to be berthed at Outer West Station Pier from approximately 0730 to 1800 hours.

    This visit is likely to generate  public interest, and other operations, including morning and evening Spirit of Tasmania sailings, are scheduled for that day.

    Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) has traffic management plans in place to manage anticipated increases in vehicle traffic in the area, however higher than usual traffic volumes may result in some localised congestion.

    For more information

    To find out more please contact Port of Melbourne Corporation on 03 9683 1565, visit our website or email a member of our Community Relations team.   

    Cameron Weston
    Community Relations Officer | Port Interface

    Toll Free 1300 857 662
    ______________________________________________________________


    Level 4, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    GPO Box 261 Melbourne, VIC 3001 Australia
    Tel: +61 1300 857 662 | Fax: +61 3 9683 1570

    *Please consider the environment before printing this email advice.

    Saturday, 3 March 2012

    Port Melbourne Waterfront UDF - Public Consultation Period closes Friday 9 March

    Port Melbourne Waterfront Urban Design Framework
    Public Consultation Period closes Friday 9 March

    Your Opinion Counts!  Ensure your voice is heard!

    See the top right corner of the BCNA website for information on the Port Melbourne Waterfront UDF

    Lobby City of Port Phillip Mayor and Councillors:

    · Submit your views to the “Have Your Say” section of the City of Port Phillip website http://haveyoursayatportphillip.net.au/

    · Contact our local Councillor, Janet Bolitho, our Mayor Rachel Powning, Kay Rundle CEO, and Carrie White, Place Manager Port Melbourne, City of Port Phillip
              Email:jbolitho@portphillip.vic.gov.au: rpowning@portphillip.vic.gov.au or
    mayor@portphillip.vic.gov.au: krundle@portphillip.vic.gov.au:
    cwhite2@portphillip.vic.gov.au
               Mail: The Mayor and Councilors, City of Port Phillip, PO Box 3, Post Office, St Kilda, 3182
               Phone: Councillor Janet Bolitho 0411 096 400

    Publicise the issue through local and general media:
    · Contact our local newspapers- The Melbourne Weekly – Port Phillip
    Email: yourvoice@fairfax.com.au
    Mail: The Editor, The Melbourne Weekly, PO Box4569, Melbourne 3001

    And/or “0pinion” Port Phillip Leader
    Email: theleader@leadernewspapers.com.au
    Mail: The Editor, Caulfield/Port Phillip Leader, Level 2, 636 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne 3004

    · Contact The Age
    http://www.theage.com.au/national/letters/submit

    · Contact The Herald Sun
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/opinion/letter

    Friday, 2 March 2012

    Beach Clean 9 am Sunday 4 March 2012

    BEACH CLEAN
    Beach Patrol 3207
    Sunday 4th March
    Starting 9 am

    Message from Tom Burrows

    Hello Beach Patrollers

    Welcome to autumn - and the weather!

    This rain and wind is piling up the garbage along our beaches.

    GOOD NEWS - this Sunday is Clean Up Oz Day.  3207 Beach Patrol will be out in force - and enjoy the satisfaction of this social occasion in collecting this litter for proper disposal.

    You are cordially invited to join in - at a start point that suits you
    Zone 1 - opposite Pickles Street
    Zone 2 - Port beach opposite London Hotel
    Zone 3 - First Point beach - adjacent Princes Pier
    Zone 4 - Sandridge Life Saving Club.

    at the end of the clean we will gather as usual at the Beacon Cove Food store (tram terminus) for coffee and chats.
    CoPP Council has agreed to collect our rubbish - but if you happen to find 50 bucks in amongst it - feel free to hang on to it!! (my highest note so far is 5 bucks - not yet a 50 - but it did buy the hot choccy!)

    We have requested favorable weather for the morning!

    Please feel free to invite friends and family of course. The more the merrier! And dont forget to wear your bright blue t shirt and bring gloves if you have them (some spares will be available if necessary)
    See you there

    Cheers.
    Tom


    Thursday, 1 March 2012

    Return the Petition by 7 March

    Say No to Port Melbourne Triangle
    Return the Petition by 7 March

    It was wonderful to see so many people at the community consultation session at Waterfront Place on Wednesday.  Thank you for your support!

    To all the members and friends who are helping gather petition signatures, thank you.  It makes a huge difference!

    Just to confirm if we could have all petition sheets with signatures back to the Beacon Cove Neighbourhood Association by 7 March.  This will allow us to attach them in the BCNA submission to the City of Port Phillip which closes on 9 March.

    Please return the petitions by 7 March either by:
    •  addressing them to  BCNA Private Box 61, 103 Beach Street, Port Melbourne and
      •  post them in the mail, or
      •  deliver by hand to the general private post box 103 Beach Street(behind IGA store, near notice board), OR
    • return them to a BCNA committee member
    If you collect more petition signatures after 7 March;  these are still very important so please continue to pass them onto the BCNA.

    Submissions on the Port Melbourne Waterfront Urban Design Framework close 9 March.


    Press Release by BCNA 29 February Community Consultation


    Thursday 1 March 2012
    Waterfront Place – A great Place to Talk

    Over three hours yesterday afternoon, residents and visitors to the disputed Waterfront Place attended an information session with the City of Port Phillip Council staff and Councillors. The Beacon Cove Neighbourhood Association set up its own information stall. The discussions took place as part of the Council consultation phase of the draft Urban Design Framework for the waterfront between Bay Street and Beacon Road.
    “It was great to see so many people present their views to Council and make it clear that demolishing the low level child minding and sports facilities areas and replacing them with two towers, 10 and 14 storeys, was not acceptable and would be a major loss to the community” said BCNA President Eddie Micallef. “People from outside the bay area feel the same, as do residents from South Melbourne, Middle Park and Albert Park who are worried that covenants on height may be removed in their neighbourhoods also.”
    With passengers arriving at the 109 Tram terminus on the way home from work, and cars and campervans lined up in the roadway to board the Spirit of Tasmania it was a busy time. The attendance over the three hours was close to 200 people.
    Mr Micallef when addressing the gathered crowd went on to say “Not only will a large development on this site exacerbate the already frequent traffic gridlock at the entry area to Station Pier, but high towers will cast shadows and generate wind flows over the community meeting places and lose some of the soul that exists at this award winning planned development”.
    Any substantial development will also impact Station Pier and its shipping activities.
    The Association has now secured 100’s of signatures on its petition from people opposed to this overdevelopment and more are coming in daily.
    The BCNA is calling on the City of Port Phillip to amend the Draft UDF Report to reflect the aspiration of local residents and the broader Victorian community.
    Contact: Mr E. Micallef, President, BCNA
    PH. 0413127422


    Photos provided by Ron Cassano