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Port Phillip Council election results are in. Congratulations to our new councillors!

Council 2020

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Crime Surge

There is a Vic Police initiative that’s happening now called “Operation Spartan”   as per the below Facebook link below:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3038813339687662&id=1397712960464383&sfnsn=mo

Police have asked for residents to call 000 for urgent Police matters in our community and not to call the local police station (unless you are specifically in contact with a representative).  000 calls are all logged and provide police with statistics which enables them to allocate resources where required on an on-going basis.  However, the Police have now created a separate number for non urgent calls.  You can call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 (or go online) to report property related crime such as theft or property damage or to make general police enquiries. You should call Triple Zero (000) if the incident is life-threatening, needs immediate police attendance, a crime is happening now or an offender is (or may be) still in the area.

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Love my place

Click on the link below for news on ways Port Phillip is opening up over summer.

https://news.portphillip.vic.gov.au/v/93565/1017374/email.html?k=wcilvY8w1WRkGLlbyj8Uwk13WNRjmOv6VW3qk4SCQpg

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New planning application for 10 Storey Hotel at 24-26 & 28 Chapel Street Windsor and the airspace above the railway

24 Chapel St

The proposal is for a 10 storey, 111 bed residential hotel on the site.

Should you wish to lodge an objection at Stonnington Council a sample notice of objection form is attached as a guide 24 Chapel St, Windsor 2020 . Please adapt it to highlight your specific concerns. You do not have to include all the points listed. Council and VCAT are now required ‘(where appropriate) to have regard to the number of objectors in considering whether the use or development may have a significant social effect’ so, if this proposal causes concern, please lodge an objection either on the Stonnington Council website or by mailing your objection to Stonnington Council ASAP. 

The objection can easily be done online as per the below link and then just pressing the “Action” tab which will take you to the objection section (and also where you can separately view the proposed plans & detail of the planning application).

https://eplanning.stonnington.vic.gov.au/EPlanning/Public/PlanningRegister.aspx?search=basic&reference=0361%2f20

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You may remember that SMA Projects were knocked back at VCAT in 2017 with a proposal for a multi storey residential building on this site.

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Repair of retaining walls on Queens Way/Dandenong Road

Quennsway Sept 2020

Stabilising works on the inbound concrete retaining walls (called “cribb” walls) on Queens Way/Dandenong Road (from Chapel St to Punt Road) are now largely complete.  Works on the outbound wall will begin in mid September and continue until late November.

JAAG continues to be in discussion with Vic Roads concerning the treatment of these walls and understands that graffiti will be managed whilst work continues.  Vic Roads are developing options for the finished treatments on the new walls and say they will provide opportunities for the community to be involved.  See the release below for more details.

Repair of Retaining Walls Queens Way

Repair of Retaining Walls Queens Way 2

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St Kilda Junction Pedestrian Underpass and Bridge

The CEO of City of Port Phillip informed JAAG that funding had been secured from State government to refresh the murals in the St Kilda Junction underpass and deliver public art reflecting a “Welcome to St Kilda”.   This will be implemented when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

St Kilda Junction Masterplan

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St Kilda Junction is one of the most complex convergence of roads in Port Phillip (Queens Road, St Kilda Road, Punt Road, Fitzroy Street and Barkly Street). It serves as a gateway to Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Beach and the foreshore, and remains a key intersection for vehicular, bicycle, walking and public transport movements.  The last five years has seen increased high scale residential development south of St Kilda Junction ranging from 8 to 26 storeys. The increased growth has impacted on the local amenity and changes are required to protect and enhance the liveability of new residents.

JAAG has been working with CoPP Council  since 2017 to bring about important safety changes needed for St Kilda Junction.  Council and JAAG  still continue to advocate to State government to bring about necessary changes to this infrastructure to prevent more deaths and injuries occurring to cyclists and pedestrians as well as vehicle collisions.

To read more about JAAG’s involvement in the development of a masterplan see Recent Posts on the right hand side of this web page.

Detailed timeline of the St Kilda Junction Masterplan.

To read about the St Kilda Junction Substation go to the Planning Page.

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St Kilda Road Bike Lanes – media release October 2020

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Click on the link for media release on safer cycling and more bike routes Media release 7-10-20 Safer Cycling And More Routes To Keep Melbourne Moving

In 2019 the State Government announced changes to St Kilda Road bike lanes.  There will be a combination of central safety zone bike lanes and Copenhagen-style kerbside bike lanes, but there is no detail about where along the route the different treatments will be applied and how the transition through St Kilda Junction will be managed .

JAAG continues to liaise with the relevant parties, in particular regarding the links with the St Kilda Junction Master Plan project. You can find more information about the proposed changes at the Major Road Projects Victoria website https://roadprojects.vic.gov.au/projects/st-kilda-road-bike-lanes

A Council contribution of $280,000  to the development of temporary central safety improvements for bike riders along St Kilda Road from St Kilda Junction toward the CBD was approved at the Council budget meeting in August 2020, subject to State government funding the balance.

Albert Park News

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Interested in volunteering in the park? Go to the Community News page for all the details.

The Albert Park Masterplan, the 25 year vision for Albert Park, was released by Parks Victoria (June 2019). The Master Plan will guide improvements to Albert Park over the next 25 years, “ensuring it meets the diverse and changing needs of visitors, while enhancing the health and wellbeing of visitors to the park”.

JAAG continues to meet with Parks Victoria to discuss the implementation plans for the south-east area of Albert Park Reserve at the Fitzroy Street interface.  For more information follow the link to the post on this website ALBERT PARK MASTER PLAN

You can view the plan by following the link to the Parks Victoria website  Albert Park Master Plan

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FOR ALL THE NEWS ON LOCAL PLANNING MATTERS CLICK HERE

TO BECOME A MEMBER OF JAAG  CLICK HERE

Follow this link for useful council and other local contact details 

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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 300 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. _______________________________________________________________________

JAAG StKilda’s logo was  kindly produced by Debra Yung Design of St Kilda  (Mob 0412 134 858). Our  website has been built with a lot of voluntary assistance from Kaye O’Connor and Jo Livermore, assistance with the web site set-up by Smartenergy Groups P/L with content by Mike Sabey. ___________________________________________________________________________

NOTE: Copyright  © 2012 JAAG St Kilda; permission to copy is given provided this copyright notice is reproduced in full Postal Address: JAAG StKilda, Unit 3, 53 Wellington St St Kilda, Victoria, Australia 3182 Email: msabey@bikepaths.com.au JAAG StKilda has used its best efforts to ensure that the news and information on this site was correct at the time of publication, and it takes no responsibility for any error, omission or defect that might cause any subsequent loss or damage. _________________________________________________________________________________

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