1-7 Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne (4)
18 July 2019
The Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal refused the developer of 1-7 Waterfont Place’s leave to appeal the Court’s earlier decision to uphold the Minister for Planning’s ‘call in’ of the planning application. The interpretation of ‘seven days’ was contested by the applicant.
In July 2018, the Minister for Planning ‘called in’ the application for a ten-storey mixed use building of 174 apartments and 2 retail premises. That meant the Minister became the decision maker on the site, rather than the Council. His action was supported by the Victorian Ports Corporation Melbourne (VPCM), the City of Port Phillip, the TT-Line, the tourism industry, the Hon. Martin Foley MP and the Beacon Cove Neighbourhood Association.
Full details of the Court of Appeal’s decision can be found here. The developer can appeal this decision to the High Court in which case they have 28 days to do so.