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COPP draft Parking Management Policy October 9, 2019

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parkingBetween 7 October and 3 November 2019, the City of Port Phillip is seeking community feedback on the draft Parking Management Policy.

The draft Policy has been informed by more than four years of consultation with the community and this next stage of engagement is a critical step to test the proposed changes with the community.

The proposed changes in the draft Policy include:

  • Area-based Residential Parking Areas to create fairer access to parking for residents.
  • Demand responsive time controls and paid parking areas designed to maximise turnover and increase carparking availability based on demand.
  • A more streamlined and flexible range of available Parking Permit types.
  • Tiered pricing for Resident Parking Permits to promote the use of existing off-street parking resources and further manage demand across the City.

You are invited to a workshop on the proposed changes to parking management in Port Phillip. The workshop will be interactive and designed to encourage feedback and participation.

There are workshops for residents on October 20th, 22nd and 30th and for business on 24th October.

During the consultation period you can also provide comment on the draft Parking Management Policy via an online survey. To view the draft Policy, take the survey or to register for the workshops, go to Council’s Have Your Say page.


Should you have any questions or require further information please contact the draft Parking Management Policy Project Team by emailing parkingpolicy@portphillip.vic.gov.au.



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The Albert Park Masterplan, the 25 year vision for Albert Park, is in its final stages with recent sign-off by the Board of Parks Victoria. Once the Minister has also signed off it will be released – scheduled for late May 2019. All stakeholders and the general public will be notified proper to the formal release.


Stage 3: Community feedback on the DRAFT MASTER PLAN closed 19 January 2018.

There was a strong response and Parks Victoria are now collating and analysing the feedback. A report summarising the feedback stage will be posted on their website in the coming months.  The feedback on the draft plan will be used to finalise the Albert Park Master Plan, which they hope to release later in 2018.  For further information: call 13 1963 or visit their website at www.albertparkmasterplan.com.au

It has been 20 years since any comprehensive planning occurred for Albert Park as a whole and Melbourne has changed markedly in that time.  A master plan is needed to set a 20 year vision for the park and guide it through the next stage of its history. The goals of the project are to create a park that is:

  • Inspiring and exciting, as well as peaceful and relaxing;
  • Treasured by the local communities and the community of Melbourne;
  • Relevant to a growing and changing population;
  • Generating revenue for the improvement of the park;
  • Working towards sustainability in terms of natural resource use, and
  • Able to respond to increasing and changing community pressures

One Way Street for Charnwood Grove? March 18, 2016

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Local residents of Charnwood Grove, St Kilda are growing increasingly concerned and frustrated with the heavy traffic & public street parking congesting their street which has become a busy shortcut route.

As a result of this extra traffic, residents cars are being damaged,  vehicles are getting stuck in congested parked cars, cars are speeding through the street and on multiple occasions even traffic jams have occurred with people beeping their horns and even at times getting out of their vehicles to abuse each other. Local, permit paying residents at times cannot even get a park on the street due to the amount of parked cars (non-residents) on the street.

Support is being sought from the local community – follow the link below for more information about the issues and to sign the petition.


Save the Hornby Street / Dandenong Rd Crossover February 22, 2016

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Dandenong Rd crossingLocal residents are petitioning the Minister for Roads and Road Safety to save the Hornby St/Dandenong Rd crossover from permanent closure.

Yarra Trams have stated that the closure is a direct result of several incidents and a very poor safety record.  However with no obvious safety improvements, notification, consultation with, or consideration of the implications on local residents to retain the crossover, residents fear that permanent closure would be the easy way out for the authorities.  All other Dandenong Road crossovers remain open for the benefit of their local residents.

With Vicroads Vince Panaro expected to make his assessment and decision on the future of the crossover in early March 2016, now is the time to voice your opposition.

Follow this link to sign the petition.

ASTOR THEATRE June 24, 2015

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Astor Theatre

Palace Cinemas have appointed Melbourne-based film critic and cinema industry professional, Zak Hepburn, as General Manager for the Astor Theatre.  The Astor will continue the double features and classics plus re-mastered, new and independent movies; introducing film festivals and special events whilst maintaining the charm of this historic cinema.

The Astor re-opened on 7th June with a gala event on the 25th June, 2015.

JAAG’s successful participation in Port Phillip Council STATE ELECTION COMMUNITY FORUM – Sept 2014 December 27, 2014

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JAAG’s successful participation in Port Phillip Council STATE ELECTION COMMUNITY FORUM – Sept 2014 

JAAG was invited to attend Port Phillip Council’s State Election Community Forums.  Several community priorities were identified as important for the future of our City and Council have launched an ‘Our City, Your Voice’ State Election campaign. Go to  www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/our-city-your-voice.htm to find out more.  In our neighbourhood:

  • It was agreed that safety in Fitzroy street is to be immediately addressed.  JAAG submitted that the entire length of Fitzroy Street and St Kilda Junction pedestrian underpass be considered in the advocacy request to State government with an independent traffic study to be included.
  • Council is also advocating for the development and activation of Junction Oval.  JAAG has been keeping abreast of the developments with the impending Junction Oval project which seems to be getting larger and larger!  As you may be aware from the media in recent months the St Kilda football club is seeking to work with Cricket Victoria to upgrade sporting facilities at the St Kilda Cricket Grounds and the Ian Johnston oval. The proposed project will ultimately involve Federal, State and local government, Cricket Victoria, Cricket Australia, the AFL, St Kilda Football Club, St Kilda Cricket Club, the Old Melburnian’s amateur football club, the MCG, the MCC, Parks Victoria and St Kilda Park Primary School. JAAG believes this project, should it come to fruition, may also encourage the State government to budget for St Kilda junction to be upgraded to ensure safe passage for public transport users.


 JAAG will continue to actively engage with stakeholders in both projects.  Read more about the Junction Oval.

Breakthrough for ST KILDA JUNCTION PEDESTRIAN UNDERPASS SAFETY – 08/10/14 December 27, 2014

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Junction's dark, litter strewn underpass fails the safety test.

Junction’s dark, litter strewn underpass fails the safety test.

After heavy lobbying by JAAG, at long last a real breakthrough has been made to get St Kilda Junction’s notorious aging pedestrian underpass cleaned-up with the aim to improve the perception of safety and deter anti-social behaviour.

At a meeting organised by Prahran MP Clem Newton Brown with representatives from State Government’s Public Transport& Roads and VicRoads, attended by JAAG ‘s Kaye O’Connor and Jo McDonald, the Government agreed to spend $60,000 to upgrade the lighting within the walkways of the tunnels.

JAAG considers this budgeted amount, together with the undertaking by VicRoads to maintain the area, is a first step towards improving pedestrian, tram and bus passengers safety at the Junction with new improved vandal proof lighting, removal of illegal graffiti, unblocking drains and on-going cleaning of the subway.

The cleaning-up has already begun with the lighting to be commenced this year and completed by early 2015.

Mr Newton Brown said, “This is a good example of a small investment that can make a big difference to the amenity of the Prahran community, and I’d like to acknowledge Kaye O’Connor and JAAG for lobbying and bringing this issue to my attention.”

For many years JAAG has been lobbying for pedestrian and cycling access to the 50 year Junction to be brought up to the 21st Century and made more accessible and safer.

JAAG contends that thousands of pedestrians and cyclists access the Junction Hub daily.

  • The 50 year old  Junction tram stop is the only one on St Kilda Rd with a hub of five tram routes that does not comply with the Disability Discrimination Act’s requirements.
  • The ‘island’ bus stop near Barkly Street deposits passengers who often risk life and limb crossing busy St Kilda Rd south against the lights.
  • More than 3000 ride to work cyclists each day risk injury riding between fast moving lanes of trucks and cars.
  • The Junction has been long proclaimed one of Melbourne’s worst safety Black Spots.

Support JAAG by pointing out your safety concerns using the St Kilda Junction pedestrian underpass by commenting using the  Contact Us tab.


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Fitzroy StCouncil is making some changes to upgrade the streetscape of Fitzroy Street which will be delivered during Winter 2015.  The street upgrades are currently focused in three key areas:

  • Central garden beds (Central Median Greening)
  • Jackson Street Intersection with Fitzroy St
  • Grey Street Intersection with Fitzroy St

The issues that JAAG raised can be summarised as:

  • Why is the balance of Fitzroy Street from Grey Street to St Kilda Junction not being proposed for streetscape upgrade along with other works? This was part of the original streetscape plan approved back in 2009.
  • What is being addressed with respect to providing better lighting in Fitzroy Street from Grey Street to St Kilda Junction particularly on the north side of Fitzroy Street (Lakeside Drive to St Kilda Road) where currently there is very limited lighting adjacent to Albert Park Reserve? After all this is the entrance to Fitzroy Street from north, south and east where the perception of safety should commence.
  • What about maintaining light fittings? Burnt out light globes are not being replaced and is a current issue.
  • The Council proposes installing public art  such as a sculpture, lighting or street art
    1. What are your views on sculpture, lighting and ‘street art’ (graffiti murals)?
    2. Do we really want any more ‘street art/graffiti’ in Fitzroy Street?
    3. What about the issue of displacement of graffiti to buildings and streets within close proximity?
  • Do we want inviting street seating that cannot easily be vandalized e.g. metal rather than timber such as is installed in the CBD?
  • What about ongoing maintenance of proposed garden beds located in the centre median of Fitzroy Street – how will this be managed on such a busy road?

Feedback to Council has now closed.  More information is available at http://haveyoursayatportphillip.net.au/fitzroy-street-streetscaping




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ST KILDA JUNCTION UNDERPASS – HAVE YOUR SAY Junction sewerJAAG has long been concerned about how unfriendly the Junction is for pedestrians. The City of Port Phillip now wants to encourage walking by making it easier to cross major roads.  Help JAAG reinforce its concerns about the Junction with Council. Please follow the website link below to provide your feedback on the difficulties you have crossing the Junction and why.  For example, join us in pointing out the safety concerns of pedestrians using the St Kilda Junction pedestrian underpass

GO TO CONTACT US Tab on the site and tell us of your experiences or what you feel is needed?



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or go directly to the Council’s Website:

Dumped Rubbish http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/dumped_rubbish.htm 

Graffiti Removal http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/graffiti_removal.htm

Green Waste Collection System   http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/hard_green_waste_collection.htm

City of Port Phillip Council are seeking suggestions on just about anything! To “Have Your Say” follow this link  http://haveyoursayatportphillip.net.au/have-your-say-at-port-phillip

Planning Permits   http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/about_planning_permits.htm

Use Assist to get free Council of Port Philip services  http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/contact_us.htm ; Telephone 9209 6777; or email assist@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Follow this link for changes to road rules and other useful information