Fishermans Bend Community Forum
Council established the Fishermans Bend Community Forum and endorsed the membership and the terms of reference at a Council Meeting on 12 May 2015.
The first Community Forum meeting was held on 20 May and provided an update on statutory planning applications and information relating to the transport challenge for Port Phillip and Fishermans Bend over the next 40 years.
The Mayor, Cr Amanda Stevens met with the Minister for Planning, Hon. Richard Wynne on 13 May 2015. This meeting was a fantastic opportunity to commence building a relationship with the new Labor Government in relation to planning and Fishermans Bend in particular.
At the meeting the Minister and the Mayor discussed the opportunity for State Government and the City of Port Phillip to agree a collaborative approach to delivery of infrastructure in Fishermans Bend.
Minister Approves New Developments
On 21 May 2015 the Minister for Planning, Hon. Richard Wynne approved three development proposals within Fishermans Bends. All of the proposals were within the City of Port Phillip. A summary of each development is below:
Minister approved this two tower development with towers of 39 and 49 storeys. The application was in the previously unlimited height area of the Strategic Framework Plan, and was submitted prior to the Minister’s introduction of interim mandatory 40 storey height controls on 17 April 2015.
The approved development includes provision for 525 dwellings.
Minister approved this four tower development with towers of 21, 27, 43 and 46 storeys. This was reduced from the applicant’s proposal which Council had considered and provided conditional support to on 18 February 2014 which was for a development of 22, 28, 54 and 54 storeys.
The application was assessed against the Strategic Framework Plan July 2014 where the development was within an unlimited height area. The application was submitted prior to the Minister’s introduction of interim mandatory 18 storey controls on 17 April 2015.
The approved application consists of 1276 dwellings.
Minister approved this 12 storey tower development comprising of 157 dwellings. The development was assessed against the Strategic Framework Plan July 2014 which has the development site within an unlimited height area. The application was submitted prior to the Minister’s introduction of interim mandatory 18 storey height controls on 17 April 2015.
The application also includes retail and commercial floor space.
For more information about Fishermans Bend projects contact Council via ASSIST on 03 9209 6777 or email email@example.com
228-232 Normanby Road
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Ministerial Advisory Committee
Applications to join the Fishermans Bend Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) have now closed. Three community representatives will be appointed to the MAC.
In addition to the community representatives, four independent planning experts will be appointed alongside representatives from the City of Port Phillip and City of Melbourne.
The Mayor Cr Amanda Stevens has been nominated to the representative from the City of Port Phillip.
Finalisation of the MAC is being carried out by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).
Community has a say in better apartment design
The Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, recently released the Better Apartments discussion paper to draw ideas from the property industry, apartment-dwellers and the broader community.
As part of gaining feedback to the discussion paper the Minister has launched an online survey as part of the consultation phase. The survey is open until 31 July 2015 and is available at:
An options paper on apartment guidelines will be released later this year informed by the consultation period.
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