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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    Friday, 15 September 2017

    Update on 1-7 Waterfront Place

    In July, the City of Port Phillip (CoPP) refused an application for “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”. The application was refused on many grounds but included overshadowing of the foreshore and pedestrian spaces, and visual bulk and massing related to tower design.

    It is a great shame that the site continues to look like a rubbish tip. The BCNA has raised this with the CoPP many, many times. We have been told that CoPP's Local Laws are ineffective in enforcing a clean-up and that a review of Local laws offered the hope of a solution. Unfortunately, this has turned out not to be the case. The recently completed review did not reveal any further way that Local Laws could be strengthened to deal with this situation.

    The BCNA has written to the Mayor asking for a public explanation.

    London Hotel Site

    The City of Port Phillip (CoPP) recently approved plans for a redevelopment of this site, but with amendments after community input.

    The approval is for an eight storey building, including basement car park, 18 apartments and a hotel. The amendments are for the inclusion of three onsite visitor parking bays; increased setback of the upper levels to ensure that the pedestrian path on the foreshore is not overshadowed after 10am throughout the year; and the inclusion of a heritage record about the London Hotel.