1-7 Waterfront Place – more information on process Reply

Redevelopment of 1-7 Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne – Public Consultation

Council has recently received a request from Waterfront Place Pty Ltd seeking Council’s consent to approve a plan prepared by Fender Katsilidis Architects.
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 levels accommodating 430 car parking spaces, bicycle facilities and storage areas.
 Retail and restaurant uses fronting Waterfront Place at ground level.
 Publicly accessible leisure facilities including a gym and pool at ground and first floor levels.
 A ‘Y’ shaped pedestrian plaza with pedestrian connections between Beach Street and Waterfront Place.
Council has 30 days to make a decision on the request for consent, which is by 27 December 2012. After the 30 day period, the applicant has 28 days in which to lodge an application for review with Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). However this does not preclude Council from making a decision on the request for consent after the 30 day period.
The controls prepared in 1995 by Mirvac/State Government for this site vary from the normal planning processes and as a result there are no formal public notification or appeal rights for residents. However, Council is committed to hearing the views of the community prior to making a decision on the development.
How can I have my say?
1. View the plans:
You may view the plans and other supporting documentation at the ASSIST counter at the Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne or at the Planning & Building Services counter located the St Kilda Town Hall, 99A Carlisle Street, St Kilda during business hours: 8.30 am – 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
If you prefer or are unable to attend Council offices please visit our website throughout the consultation process:
2. Make a submission:
We are inviting the community to make submissions. Submissions may be lodged by the following methods:
• Mail to Planning Business Support, Private Bag 3, PO St Kilda, VIC 3182
• Fax or Email a letter to planhelp@portphillip.vic.gov.au
• Online – use http://eservices.portphillip.vic.gov.au
Submissions should be made by Friday 21 December 2012, however will be accepted up until Council makes a decision on the request for consent.
Submissions are not confidential. The name and address of a submitter is available to the public, including the applicant.
The applicant has also submitted a planning permit application to remove or vary the covenants that apply to the land. This will follow the standard planning permit process, which includes the formal requirement to give notice and an opportunity to submit an objection. For your information the application reference number is 1078/2012.
Should you require any further information please contact me on telephone 9209 6264 or by email jbirming@portphillip.vic.gov.au

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