Events for your Diary

December
Sat 4, 9-10am, Beach Patrol, meeting at Princes Pier
Sat 4, 12-7pm, Port's Artisan Christmas Market, Bay Street
Sat 11, 9:30-10:30am, Love our Streets - meeting at Olive's Corner, corner of Liardet Street and Bay Street

January
Sat 8, 9-10am, Beach Patrol, meeting at the Beacon Cove roundabout, Spirit of Tassie ferry beach
Sat 15, 9:30-10:30am, Love our Streets - meeting at 109 tram terminus

February
Sat 5, 9-10am, Beach Patrol, meeting at Lagoon Pier
Sat 19, 9:30-10:30am, Love our Streets - meeting at Gasworks Park, corner of Pickles & Liardet Streets

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Friday, 29 November 2019

Planning Permit Granted for 103 Beach Street

The City of Port Phillip’s (CoPP) Planning Committee has granted a planning permit for the redevelopment of the Foodstore at 103 Beach Street (plans provided to CoPP available here).



During the 27 November hearing, BCNA President Mr Eddie Micallef sought an assurance that if the property were sold-on to another developer, the four-storey 15.1 metre height contained in this application would remain.

Cr David Brand picked up on this. The CoPP City Development Manager George Borg said that if this happened, the planning process would start again with any new application being subject to public scrutiny.

Before the vote, Cr Brand – an architect – said it was “a significant proposal” and “a pretty special building”. Cr Bernadene Voss said it would set a benchmark in quality and would benefit Waterfront Place. She praised the way the developer, residents and the Council had worked together on the proposal.

But Cr Marcus Pearl said he would vote against the proposal, as it was an “inappropriate use of this important site”.

Earlier in the meeting there had been discussion about the southern and northern aspects of the design, the two entrances to the supermarket, the number of public car spaces, safety for pedestrians and cyclists on the shared footpath, and the duplication of the tramline.

With the Committee voting overwhelmingly for the proposal, a planning permit was granted.