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
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    Friday, 18 November 2022

    103 Beach Street (Foodstore site) Update

    The developer has decided to appeal the City of Port Phillip’s approval granted on 28 July 2022. Details were provided earlier.

    The developer is contesting many of the conditions Council attached to the planning approval and suggesting amendments to others. The conditions being contested include:

    • A requirement for design methods to slow the speed of cyclists.
    • The setbacks of a minimum of five metres from the eastern and western boundaries for levels 3 and 4.
    • The requirement to provide a second entrance to the supermarket on the southern side.
    • The deletion of the sixth level (a roof terrace) and lowering of the height of the building.
    • The requirement that the entrance to the apartments be from Beach Street.
    • Design of basement ramp in relation to on-site waste collection.

    The BCNA is keen to see the site redeveloped and considers it vital that it includes a supermarket on the ground floor. Our concerns have been about height and overshadowing of the public realm including the shared cycling paths and Bay Trail to the south; that there was no entrance to the supermarket from the south side; and the importance of sufficient car parking in the northern car park. The BCNA has been an objector about these issues.

    VCAT has scheduled a compulsory conference for 7 December 2022 and a Hearing in March 2023.