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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