Events for your Diary

November
  • Sat 19, 9:30-10:30am: Love our Streets, meeting at Garden City shops
  • Thu 24, 6:30pm: BCNA Community Dinner

  • December
  • Sat 3, 9-10am: Beach Patrol, meeting at Princes Pier
  • Sat 3, 11am-5pm: Annual Port Melbourne Artisan Christmas Market, Bay Street
  • 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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    Tuesday, 26 July 2022

    Hooning - Community Feedback Session - Wednesday 3 August

    A number of Beacon Cove roads are subject to hoon driving behaviour, particularly in summer. This has generated numerous complaints to police and petitions to Council. The BCNA has been active in making representations for support from the state government and we are pleased to have received support from our local member (Martin Foley) and federal member (Josh Burns).

    Road Safety Victoria is now sponsoring a community feedback session at 6pm on Wednesday 3 August - in person in the city or online - with the objective of recommending actions to the Minister for Road Safety. Details of the reference group and the feedback session can be downloaded here.

    Thursday, 14 July 2022

    Status of Applications for 1-7 Waterfront Place and 103 Beach Street

    Members will be aware of BCNA input into the planning process for both 1-7 Waterfront Place and 103 Beach Street (the former food store).

    The developer for Waterfront Place (Action Australia Group) appealed to VCAT against the City of Port Phillip's (CoPP) conditions assigned with the granting of a permit for their most recent design. That matter was heard by VCAT in late March and recent communication from VCAT had indicated their decision would be forthcoming in late June. The BCNA has written to VCAT to request status of their deliberations.

    With regard to 103 Beach Street, the developer (Luxcon) has a permit to build a 4 storey apartment building but has applied to the CoPP to vary the design to become 5 storeys with associated changes to configuration and parking. The matter will now be considered by the CoPP Planning Committee in late July.

    The BCNA supports redevelopment in principle for both these properties but has concerns that both designs “push the envelope” in terms of overshadowing and community benefit. We continue to monitor these developments on behalf of members.

    Friday, 8 July 2022

    Council Refuses Planning Application for 40 The Crescent

    The City of Port Phillip (CoPP) has refused a planning application for this address. The proposal was for: a permit for partial demolition, buildings and works comprising alterations and a third storey addition with terrace to an existing dwelling.

    The reasons for refusal included the following: The proposed third storey would not respect the existing or preferred character of the neighbourhood. The form and position of the third storey would be inconsistent with the single and double storey character of the neighbourhood and would detract from the existing unique character of tower forms in this neighbourhood. Full details of council’s decision are shown here.

    While we understand the owners may be disappointed to receive a refusal, we are pleased that the CoPP is enforcing the Beacon Cove guidelines maintaining the character and integrity of the estate.

    To avoid planning permission problems, the BCNA encourages Beacon Cove residents who are planning external alterations to their homes to consult the relevant Beacon Cove Neighbourhood Guidelines, provide them to their architect, and to discuss the scope of their plans with CoPP planning officers before getting any detailed work done.