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PROPOSED PUBLIC TRANSPORT VICTORIA SUBSTATION ON ST. KILDA JUNCTION MEDIAN STRIP – update 22 September

Sub StationJAAG has been advised that Jackson Architecture has signed on to the project and are looking at the technical specifications of the site to start their design process. Jackson Architecture have designed some interesting buildings including  the ‘Icon’ building (‘Lego’ to the locals)  at the south east corner of St Kilda Rd & Wellington Street, St Kilda opposite the proposed substation.  We will await with interest the design concepts Jackson Architecture produce for the substation! Once the architect has developed design options, the community will be invited to provide input.

Commencement of minor works at the site is also about to start – but will have no impact on the actual substation placement / construction at the junction.

Click the link below to read the update from PTV (July 2017).

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Independently of the substation issue, JAAG has been working with Council with the object of developing a Master Plan/Urban Design Framework for St.Kilda Junction. As a result Council has held a meeting with other State government agencies/stakeholders such as PTV and VicRoads to explore opportunities for a more cohesive approach to planning for St.Kilda Junction. The meeting was positive. One of JAAG’s objectives is to make sure that the development of the PTV substation will be compatible with the Master Plan/Urban Design Framework when finalised. For more information on JAAG’s involvement with the substation location read on 

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ST KILDA ROAD SOUTH PRECINCT URBAN DESIGN AND LAND USE FRAMEWORK – update September

Council unanimously adopted the report and recommendations of the independent Planning Panel at its meeting on Tuesday 19 September 2017, with respect to Amendment C122 to the Port Phillip Planning Scheme with changes as per recommendation (option 2) of the Council Officers report to Council with 3 additions suggested by Cr Cooley predominantly re the west side.  Also included is a request to the Minister for extension to the interim controls if ministerial sign-off is not in place before they expire (i.e. by 31/12/17).

JAAG received acknowledgment for its contribution to this Framework.

The Framework is not perfect, but at least it is better than none at all. Only one more step in the process now with the final decision by the Minister!  Thank you all for your support and contribution to this important piece of strategic planning for St Kilda Rd South.

Click link below for the Panel Report on the Port Phillip Planning Scheme Amendment C122 St Kilda Road South Precinct released by Council in July 2017.

http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/Port_Phillip_C122_Panel_Report.pdf

To read about the development of The Framework and the interim controls click here.

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RESIDENTIAL ZONES – AN OVERVIEW 

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The previous State government introduced the residential zones scheme under which Councils could provide greater certainty about the types of development that can be expected in residential areas by dividing areas categorised as residential into different zones.The greatest restrictions on developments are in Neighbourhood Residential Zones (NRZ), with an 8 metre height limit and limits on the number of dwellings which can be built on a lot.

Port Phillip Council commenced work on the zones in February 2014. Under its initial proposal, and with JAAG’s support, most of the JAAG area east of St Kilda Road was to be zoned NRZ. There have however been substantial delays in implementing the proposals largely due to the intervention of some developers and council-wide pressure groups and a less than cooperative attitude on the part of the current Planning Minister. In the process the proposals have been somewhat “watered down” in terms of neighbourhood protection. One result of the delay is that Port Philip has no zoning in place, whereas substantial areas in adjoining municipalities such as Stonnington and Glen Eira are zoned NRZ.

In July 2016 Council’s latest proposals were finally referred by the Minister to the Residential Zones Standing Advisory Committee which completed its hearings in November 2016. Tony Browne of JAAG made a submission and presentation to the Standing Advisory Committee, supporting the urgent adoption of the proposals, even though they are not ideal.  The Committee completed its report in December 2016 and it is still being considered by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Minister for Planning.

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St Kilda Junction Area | Aerial Photography | 8 May 2012WELCOME to jaagstkilda.com an interactive website for those who live and work in the St Kilda Junction area and share our concern for the unique lifestyle we all enjoy. If you are already a member, welcome back and thank you for your continued support. If you are visiting us for the first time, we’re delighted to welcome you. This website platform supports our various projects and actions being tackled and to keep you and over 280 JAAG members and the wider St Kilda community up to date. You can use the “Contact Us” tab on this page to communicate directly with the JAAG Steering Committee.  We’d like to hear your comments about this website or any other issues you believe we should be aware of. MOST IMPORTANTLY, we hope you’ll be encouraged to register your support for the work we do by clicking on the “Membership” tab to complete an online registration form. Since our motto is “Strength in Numbers” your support will be very important to ensure our voice continues to be heard as one of influence. _______________________________________________________________________

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