Excluding duplicates, 30 written submissions had been made to Council on the Port Melbourne Waterfront UDF. [Summary of submissions]
Port Phillip Planning Scheme Amendment C104
In response to a challenge by Lloyd Bunting to Council that a separate approval process for 1-11 Waterfront Place via Amendment C104 would avoid covenant holder’s rights, a council officer who was requested by the Mayor to respond assured Council and Lloyd Bunting that covenant holders’ rights would not be affected.
Update: 28 June 2013
Councillor Bernadene Voss followed up this issue with Council officers and passed on the following response:
“6(2)(g) allows a planning scheme (through an amendment) to direct the
creation, removal or modification to a covenant.
However, Council has chosen not use this this provision and the amendment
about to be exhibited will not impact on the covenant.“
Council website statement on Amendment C104
The City of Port Phillip website describes Amendment C104 as follows:
“An amendment to the Port Phillip Planning Scheme (Amendment C104) will give statutory effect to the draft Design Guidelines 1-7 Waterfront Place. The amendment does not propose to remove or modify the private covenants affecting the land.
Amendment C104 proposes to rezone the land at 1-7 Waterfront Place to a mixed use zone, introduce a Design and Development Overlay including a mandatory height limit of 10 storeys and include the draft Design Guidelines 1-7 Waterfront Place as a reference document to the Port Phillip Planning Scheme.
Council resolved to seek the Minister for Planning’s authorisation for public exhibition of Amendment C104 at its meeting on 25 March 2013. View the Council report here. Following authorisation from the Minister, Council will commence a formal exhibition of Amendment C104 and the draft Design Guidelines 1-7 Waterfront Place.”