The London Hotel – Planning

September 2017 The Council approved a permit for an eight storey building on the site of the former London Hotel. It will include a hotel/pub and 18 dwellings. The permit includes conditions that there be no overshadowing of the foreshore beyond … [Read more...]

Application for 1-7 Waterfront Place Refused

The City of Port Phillip has refused the planning application for 1-7 Waterfront Place. In a report highly critical of the application, the Council's planning officers found that the development proposal failed a number of tests and requirements in … [Read more...]

81 Bridge St, Port Melbourne

A planning application has been lodged for the fire damaged property at 81 Bridge St. Permit application 164/2017 is for 6 three storey dwellings with roof top decks. Here is a picture of the house when it was still intact. PMHPS member David … [Read more...]

Framework for the Future of 1-7 Waterfront Place

March 2017 After several years of extreme neglect of the site, planning application 989/2016 has been made to the City of Port Phillip. The application proposes a single tower of 10 storeys wrapped around at the ground and lower levels with … [Read more...]

Rootes/ Chrysler site

January 2017 At its final meeting for 2016, the Port Phillip Council considered the recommendations of a Panel on Planning Amendment C117 (Fishermans Bend Heritage Controls) that covered this large site. The Panel recommended,  and Council … [Read more...]

Edith – 26 Stokes St

June 2017 A Planning Panel has supported the heritage significance of 26 Stokes St even though "there were robust and well‐argued reasons presented to the Panel for why the Heritage Overlay should, and should not, be applied to 26 Stokes … [Read more...]

The Block and Fishermans Bend

At a sneak preview of The Block apartments on 7 September, Port Phillip Mayor, Councillor Bernadene Voss, spoke of the Council's vision for Fishermans Bend. It was welcome to hear her comments on the importance of Port Melbourne's history and … [Read more...]

Positive News For Heritage Building in Ingles St

The fine 1925 administrative headquarters of J Kitchen & Sons in Ingles have been  deteriorating over many years -  boarded up and defaced with graffiti. A proposal for a primary school did not eventuate at this location. In good news … [Read more...]

‘Pushing the re-set button’ on Fishermans Bend

A changed approach from the government to planning for Fishermans Bend was evident at the well attended and respectfully conducted public forum held at North Port Oval on Monday 29 February. Over 300 people were present. It has been a long time … [Read more...]

Fishermans Bend Ministerial Advisory Committee Report

20 October 2015 The Fishermans Bend Ministerial Advisory Committee (FBAC) has produced its first report. FBAC Report Number 1 – October 2015 The FBAC were asked to review the process to date of the planning for the Fishermans Bend Urban … [Read more...]