3 May 2013: The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) advised us in a phonecall today that a Practice Note had been received for P764/2013 (Council’s rejection of the application for removal or variation of restrictive covenants) – but not for the associated matter P763/2013 (Council’s rejection of the development proposal).
The developer (Waterfront Place Pty Ltd) has asked that both matters (P763/2013 and P764/2013) be heard at the same time.
The timing is not clear, but the VCAT Officer’s expectations were that:
- the matter may scheduled for review by a Case Management Committee in June,
- the hearing may then be scheduled for July/August.
By way of background, the Beacon Cove restrictive covenants were put into place when Beacon Cove was first established. Action Group Australia, the developer seeking to build a 19-storey tower at 1-11 Waterfront Place, needs to have these covenants removed. Following the recent deferral of the Supreme Court of Victoria case on this issue, the case is now before VCAT.
We’ll keep you posted if we hear any more.