1-7 Waterfront Place – Update Reply

Council has received a request from Waterfront Place Pty Ltd seeking consent to approve a development of three residential buildings of 5, 10 and 19 storeys at 1-7 Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne which is part of the Beacon Cove Estate developed by Mirvac Victoria Pty Ltd. Restrictive covenants affect this land and Mirvac is the “owner” of them. Waterfront Place Pty Ltd lodged action with the Supreme Court on 18 July 2012 to have these covenants discharged (removed).

The site is located in a Comprehensive Development Zone (CDZ1). The main purpose of the CDZ1 is to ensure the orderly staging of subdivision, construction and development of land in the Beacon Cove Estate. The CDZ1 does this by requiring all buildings and works be in accordance with The Beacon Cove Concept Plan and the Beacon Cove Precinct Plan. The Precinct Plan references a 3 storey height on the land at 1-7 Waterfront Place but this is not a mandatory requirement.

The current planning controls allow an applicant to submit to Council a request for its consent to vary from the approved Plans for the estate, rather than a go through a standard planning permit application process. A request for consent is exempt from standard planning procedures, and as a result there are no formal public notification or appeal rights for residents.

The City of Port Phillip is committed to hearing the views of the community prior to making a decision on the proposal and we are currently inviting community submissions .

The City of Port Phillip is committed to planning for a high quality, liveable and sustainable city and that is why we are developing a Port Melbourne Urban Design Framework to guide planning decisions for the precinct, in consultation with the community and key stakeholders. This is clearly a site of great interest to our community and Council will be doing all we can to keep our community informed and to give them the opportunity to have their say. Council has 30 days to make a decision on the request for consent and we are inviting the community to lodge submissions by Friday 21 December 2012.

The next council meeting will be held at Port Melbourne Town Hall Reply

Tuesday 11th of December will see our first council meeting at the Port Melbourne Town Hall

6pm start – Ordinary council meeting

7pm Statutory Planning meeting

If you want to see what it is all about – come along.

Agenda: –

4. Petitions and Joint letters

8.1 Inner Melbourne Action Plan Annual report 2011 -2012

8.2 Amendment C97 – Energy and Efficient Design Policy

8.3 Amendment C84

8.4 Presentation of 2012 Audit Committee Annual report to council

10 Reports by Council delegates


Christmas in Port Melbourne Town Hall to Rouse Street, 4 blocks of festivities Reply

A raffle prize

A raffle prize

Santa - giving to the cars passing by

Santa – giving to the cars passing by



It was a scorcher, but still 100’s of families turned out to support the Christmas in Port Melbourne festivities. The Port Melbourne traders association has certainly set the benchmark in Port Phillip for village activities. The choirs were fantasic, the activities were fun and the eateries were packed. Even  santa gave some treats to the locals driving down Bay street (see pic)

Neighbours forum for anyone interested in issues around the Port Melbourne Primary School Reply

7pm on Thursday 22nd November

Trugo Club, Garden City Reserve, Tucker Ave, Port Melbourne

On the agenda:

  • School developments
  • Ideas on how the residents, school families and the school can work together better.
  • Issues surrounding traffic and people movements within the immediate area.

Come along, and if you are not able to attend – please email consultative committee neighbourspmps@iinet.net.au with ideas or comments.

Celebration on the Park – free community event Sunday 2nd December 1-4.30pm 1

2012PPflyerOn Sunday 2 December Port People Inc wish to invite you, your family and your friends again to ‘Celebration in the Park’, a community festival in Garden City Reserve, (Melways ref p. 56, K2). The festival will run from 1 pm to 4.30 pm.

The aims of this celebration are to:
• Celebrate the park and the community which helped to found and save it
• Have a Christmas picnic where you can meet your neighbours, have fun, try some new activities, meet your local MP, the new Mayor and Councillor, and representatives of various local groups and organisations.
The following activities are planned:
• Father Xmas on a fire or SES truck
• Zumba, Salsa and Morris dancing demos and classes
• Fun dog competitions (dog most like its owner, best-dressed, cutest trick, waggiest tail, most drool, with most Christmas spirit, cutest ears). Great prizes!
• Xmas carols and cool tunes from Cadence Choir
• Hip hop/reggae session with well-known Jamaican Australian, Ru. C.L.
• Dances with dogs demo and workshop
• Sports clinics by Colts and Soccer Club
• Face painting, dancing, games and other entertainment for children
• The Great Gizmo
• Meeting local MP Martin Foley; the new Mayor, Amanda Stevens; Deputy Mayor, Serge Thomann; our Councillor, Bernadine Voss; and Emerald Hill Councillor, Anita Horvath.
• Performance by The Stringlets
• Dog obedience demo by Hobsons Bay Dog Club
• Tai chi demo and workshop
• Displays by local groups (Historical Society, Beach Patrol, Hobson’s Bay Dog Club & others) and Council regarding local matters such as Murphy’s Reserve
• Music from local talents Ivan Pero and Ralph Poppenbeek
• How to communicate with your dog talk
• Sausage sizzle and other catering facilities
• 50% off dog washes

Bring a picnic, and your on-leash dog(s).

Prizes for the dog competitions consist of vouchers from Command Dog Training, Jim’s Dog Wash and hamper from Nature’s Gift.

If you have any queries, or concerns on the day, please contact the coordinator, Patsy Poppenbeek, on 0409026009.

There will be low volume amplified music.

This event has been funded by grants from the City of Port Phillip and Port of Melbourne Corporation.
Sponsors include Biggin Scott, Command Dog Training, Jim’s Dog Wash, Lagoon Sweets, Nature’s Gift, Page Avenue Design, and You Can Dance studio.

Gasworks Spring Music Festival Reply

Gasworks Park 18/11/12

Wow – I followed the music, this afternoon while walking my dog, and was completely surprised to find Jenny Morris, singing her old favourites in Gasworks Park.

As the photo shows, there were lots of locals sitting in the lovely sunshine, enjoying a picnic or a special Priscilla Jones hot dog.

This free festival at Gasworks goes for 3 weeks. Next week, 25th Nov, is the final show with ‘seminal Melbourne songstress Jen Cloher’ – 1.30 – 4pm. It is supported by CoPP Council through the Local Festivals Fund.