The City of Port Phillip is accepting submissions on the Port Melbourne Waterfront Urban Design Framework (UDF) until 1 Jun 2013. This framework includes the area impacted by the 1-11 Waterfront Place Port Melbourne development. The UDF includes separate draft Design Guidelines 1-7 Waterfront Place to guide any possible future development on the privately owned
The Port Melbourne Waterfront Urban Design Framework has been on display for some months and was on display at Beacon Cove on the evening of 22 Apr 2013. This framework includes the area impacted by the 1-11 Waterfront Place development. Now’s the time to provide your comments. Use the link above to view details of
7 May 2013: We understand that the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) received 53 submissions (statements of grounds) for P764/2013, including: a submission from Rigby Cooke Lawyers on behalf of Waterfront Place Pty Ltd a submission from the City of Port Phillip 48 submissions from residents a submission from the Beacon Cove Neighbourhood Association
22 Apr 2013: The City of Port Phillip presented its strategy and plans for the Port Melbourne Waterfront and Bay Street at an evening display near the tram terminus adjacent to the Waterfront Place project. This article by Dana McCauley in the local Port Phillip Leader reported on the forum. There was a large presence
16 Apr 2013: The Statutory Planning Committee of the City of Port Phillip tonight rejected the developer’s proposal for construction of three towers at Waterfront Place, accepting the recommendations of a Council report [More (PDF)]. Before arriving at its decision Council had: Posted details of the proposed development on its website Investigated the proposal Invited the
2 Apr 2013: Waterfront Place Pty Ltd has lodged an application to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) against the City of Port Phillip. The application concerns a review of Port Phillip City Council’s default decision to reject the developer’s application to remove or vary three restrictive covenants on 1-11 Waterfront Place at Beacon Cove.
29 Mar 2013: The Sydney Morning Herald suggests that “Any higher-rise proposal is now expected to be decided by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) or Planning Minister Matthew Guy, who has made clear his intention to make Port Melbourne higher-density than was proposed by the former government.” See the “Port in a Storm”
25 Mar 2013 The City of Port Phillip today approved the release of the draft Port Melbourne Waterfront Urban Design Framework 2013 for community consultation. The UDF is structured as 5 precincts: Princes Pier Beacon Cove Promenade Waterfront Place Beach Street, and Bay and Beach Street Hub. In the Waterfront Place precinct the UDF highlights
9 Jan 2013 The Port of Melbourne Corporation has criticised the impact of the proposed 1-11 Waterfront Place development on traffic operations associated with the Station Pier terminal in its submission to the City of Port Phillip. See “Port fights bayside tower plan“, by Henrietta Cook, in The Age.
6 December 2012: The City of Port Phillip today invited comments on the developer’s proposal for 1-11 Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne. “The submitted plan proposes the following: Three buildings of five, 10 and 19 storeys. A total of 241 dwellings comprising town houses, apartments and serviced apartments. Vehicle access from Beach Street with three basement
28 November 2012: Saudi-backed developer Waterfront Place Pty Ltd has applied to the City of Port Phillip to: remove or vary restrictive covenants on Waterfront Place allow the construction of three towers at 1-11 Waterfront Place. References General References Application (PDF) Covenants on 1-5 Waterfront Place (PDF) Covenants on 7-11 Waterfront Place
28 August 2012: The City of Port Phillip has declined Mirvac Victoria Pty Limited’s offer to transfer its role as arbiter of the covenants on 1-11 Waterfront Place to the Council. [More (PDF)] Council notes provide a timeline of events: 1996: The Recreation Centre and Child Care Centre at 1-11 Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne (the
29 May 2012: A media release reiterates Planning Minister Matthew Guy‘s decision in 2011 to hand back planning powers for the Waterfront Place precinct at Port Melbourne to the City of Port Phillip.
9 Mar 2012: 163 submissions were received during Community Consultation on the draft Urban Design Framework (UDF) 2011. The City of Port Phillip reports: 66 supported the UDF 73 did not support any redevelopment of 1-11 Waterfront Place 47 indicated that it would be appropriate if 1-11 Waterfront Place was redeveloped somewhere in the range
21 November 2011: Planning Minister Matthew Guy has refused a request by the City of Port Phillip to introduce a mandatory three (3) storey height limit over land at 1-11 Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne on an interim basis for two years. [More (PDF)] ￼