Some recent events 11 September 2014: The City of Port Phillip approved a proposal to be forwarded to the Planning Minister for an amendment to the Port Phillip Planning Scheme relating to Waterfront Place. 13-14 September 2014: The buildings at Waterfront Place were seriously damaged by fire, and will probably need to be demolished. Updates
21 May 2013: Planning Minister Matthew Guy handed back planning powers for the Waterfront Place precinct at Port Melbourne to the City of Port Phillip in August 2011. Today, in handing back planning powers to other local councils for 21 significant sites across Melbourne including South Wharf, he said sites of local significance “require detailed
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”
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.
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)] ￼