Draft Design Guidelines 1-7 Waterfront Place and a Planning Scheme Amendment (C104). Reply

Planning for the site at 1-7 Waterfront Place is now addressed through a separate process comprising draft Design Guidelines 1-7 Waterfront Place and a Planning Scheme Amendment (C104).

The draft Design Guidelines 1-7 Waterfront Place incorporate work undertaken to date, community and key stakeholder feedback as well as recommendations from the independent studies commissioned by Council to examine views and vistas, traffic and parking and urban design for the Waterfront Precinct.

The draft Design Guidelines 1-7 Waterfront Place propose.

• A mandatory 10 storey height limit
• Three storey built form adjacent to the historic rail station
• Two publicly accessible pedestrian laneways through the site
• An internal public courtyard space
• Active frontages to Waterfront Place
• A height limit that conforms to the “no overshadowing of the beach” standard.

Council’s draft Design Guidelines 1- 7 Waterfront Place propose a mandatory 10 storey height limit. This balances independent advice on the design and development of the site with feedback received from the community, views and vistas, traffic, overshadowing and the prominence of the location. A maximum 10 storey building height allows for certainty about how high future development can be.

Amendment C104
An amendment to the Port Phillip Planning Scheme (Amendment C104) will give statutory effect to the Design Guidelines 1-7 Waterfront Place.

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 to undertake formal 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 during which submissions will be received.

Submissions will also be accepted prior to the commencement of the official exhibition period. Submissions can be in the form of a letter or an email and will be accepted prior to the formal exhibition period. Submissions must include your contact details so we can keep you informed of the process. Please note, name and summary feedback may be made public as part of a Council report. A submission must be sent to: Coordinator – Strategic Planning, City of Port Phillip, Private Bag No. 3. St Kilda Victoria 3182 or email strategicplanning@portphillip.vic.gov.au

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