VCAT arranged a compulsory meeting on Friday, 5th November between the developer, the City of Port Phillip, and other parties. Such meetings are scheduled with the intention of reaching a resolution.
Unfortunately, there was no resolution. This means it will proceed to a Hearing from 23-25th March 2022, if an agreement has not been reached earlier.
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…
VCAT was due to hear Waterfront's appeal of Port Phillip Council's refusal of their application on 30 July. On 23 July, the Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne called in the application.
Waterfront appealed the Minister's decision to the Supreme Court which ruled in favour of the Minister on 22 October.
On 21 September, VCAT agreed to review the…
Planning for 1 - 7 Waterfront Place
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 townhouses. A north-south pathway connects Beach Street to Waterfront Place. Setbacks to the heritage…
The Society started the year with this new website. This year we also ventured into facebook reaching 100 ‘likes’ in November. These social media have opened up new ways for people with a Port connection to get in touch and share stories.
We have learned about the micro-world that was the Fisherman’s Bend Migrant Hostel. This small photograph of a shop in Station St has brought out…
Fire at 1 - 7 Waterfront Place
The damage done - Waterfront Place
In the early hours of September 14th 2014, fire broke out in the buildings at 1-7 Waterfront Place. Fire crews arrived on site at 1.42 am. 70 firefighters attended the fire. The area formerly occupied by the Platypus Junction childcare centre was worst affected.
The cause of the fire…
This week a Planning Panel has been meeting in Port Melbourne to hear submissions on the planning future of 1 - 7 Waterfront Place.
The relationship between the proposed development of that site and the Port Melbourne Railway Station is one of the matters being considered.
The building is on the Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) which lists places of significance to the…