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    Thursday 20 December 2018

    BCNA Objecting to Proposed Redevelopment Plans for the Foodstore Site

    The developer of the site at 103 Beach Street presented plans to a very well-attended meeting on Tuesday 18 December 2018. The plans were on display at the venue and the developer’s staff were on hand to answer questions. A Question and Answer session allowed residents to discuss the issues.

    Some of the issues raised during this session were about the significance of this area for residents and ship visitors, the need for adequate car parking (existing parking spaces may be reduced), wind tunnel effects of the building, the need to maintain the existing entrances to the car park, a suggested set back of the building on the eastern side to allow safe movement of pedestrians and cyclists, and the need for an entrance to the supermarket from the car park.

    Following this meeting, the BCNA has submitted an objection to the City of Port Phillip (CoPP) covering these issues.

    If you share the same concerns, or have other concerns, the BCNA encourages you to submit an objection. You should do so in your own words although you can use similar arguments to those in the BCNA objection. Please make your submission as soon as possible as early submission of objections to the CoPP helps Council staff and Councillors assess the strength of community concerns.

    Your objection can be submitted by letter, or online.

    A written objection, quoting the application number 673/2015/A, can be addressed to Mr. George Borg, Head, City Development, City of Port Phillip, Locked Bag 3, St. Kilda 3182. It can be posted or delivered to the Port Melbourne Town Hall where staff will place it in the internal mail.

    An online objection can be completed by clicking on this link which takes you to the permit application section of the CoPP website. Then click on ‘Object or Support’ box which takes you to a page where you can enter your concerns. It is a good idea to compose your objection beforehand as the site times out after 30 minutes. If you have drafted your arguments beforehand, they can be attached or copied into the space provided.

    If possible, the BCNA would appreciate receiving a copy of your objection by email. Please send it to

    Friday 14 December 2018

    Reminder - Foodstore Redevelopment Briefing Session - Tuesday 18 December

    Don't forget the briefing session for the redevelopment of the Beacon Cove Foodstore (by the tram terminus) is next Tuesday morning from 8:30-10am.  Many thanks to those who have RSVPed already.

    As a light breakfast is being provided at the session we have to RSVPs by this Sunday.

    So, if you're coming, please email by Sunday night.

    Wednesday 5 December 2018

    Foodstore Redevelopment - Briefing Session - Tuesday 18 December

    103 Beach Street, Proposed Northern (Beach Street) Elevation

    The developers of 103 Beach Street (the Beacon Cove Foodstore) have arranged a consultation session on their plans for the site which have been lodged with the City of Port Phillip (CoPP). The plans and other planning documents (application 673/2015/A) can be downloaded here.

    The consultation session will be held on Tuesday 18 December from 8:30am to 10:00am at Mr Hobson on Station Pier. Light breakfast (coffee and pastry) will be provided during this time.

    Changes from the earlier plans include:
    • Redesign of the approved development, amending materials finishes, design and layout.
    • Increasing the number of storeys from three to four.
    • Increase in height of the building from 13.5m to 15.9m.
    • Reduction of the number of dwellings from 14 to 12.
    • Rearrangement of the approved basement car park.
    • The total number of spaces would be reduced from 34 spaces to 30 spaces.
    • Removal of car parking within northern setback of the site due to increase in footprint of building.
    • Reduction in the height of the soffit over the shared bike path from 5m to 4m.
    Some key points that have already been identified by one of our members and may be of interest to BCNA members are:
    • It's not entirely clear but it appears that direct supermarket entry will be only from Waterfront Place (ie no direct access to the carpark on Beach Street) or walking through the cafe from one end to the other. See plan TP-151 for details.
    • The removal of car parking within northern setback of the site will result in the removal of 11 or 12 parking spaces from the car park. It currently has capacity of 25 car spaces - 21 perpendicular and 4 parallel - and plan TP-101 seems to show 10 or 11 perpendicular car spaces and 3 parallel spaces.
    • The new plan is for six apartments on the first level, four on the second, and two on the third.
    • Compared to the previous plan there seems to be a tiny bit more overshadowing at the winter solstice up to about 11am and from about 3pm onwards, rest of time similar (the previous plan had a lot more overshadowing than there is with current building).
    If you are planning to attend the consultations session, for catering purposes would you please RSVP to by Sunday 16 December.

    103 Beach Street, Proposed Southern (Bay/Pier) Elevation