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46-52 ST KILDA ROAD, ST KILDA (corner of Octavia Street)


Details of the proposal are on the Port Phillip Council website where the planning application is currently at public advertising.

Go to: www.portphillip.vic.gov.au

Application number is 358/2019 on page 4

Should you wish to lodge an objection at Port Phillip Council a sample notice of objection form is attached as a guide 46-54 St Kilda Road general objection letter to Council 21-2-20 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 Port Phillip Council website, or emailing to planhelp@portphillip.vic.gov.au or posting your objection to Port Phillip Council by the 1ST March, 2020.


8PuntRd28-12 Punt Road – VCAT decision.

On 21 February, 2020 a decision was handed down by the VCAT Members in an Order to allow the application for amendments to the existing permit subject to a number of new permit conditions.  This is the third amendment to the original planning permit issued by VCAT and includes more 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and reduced on-site car parking.

The planning permit is for two residential towers,  one of 26 storeys and the other 10 storeys.  There will be a total of 256 apartments with 189 car spaces and 262 bicycles spaces located within 4 basement levels, and a statutory parking waiver for 110 vehicles on-site.  This includes 5 car share spaces on-site and 2 of these car share spaces to be available to persons other than residents of the development.  There will also be a small area of commercial space on the ground floor.  There is also approval for a 3 storey exterior digital advertising sign to three façade’s of the building i.e. Nelson St, Punt Rd & Wellington St.  Further details on the history of this proposed development can be found here.

Go to Council’s website to see the plans.


54-60 St Kilda Road (former Flying Doctors cnr Charnwood Rd)

IMG_6050Has a permit for a 7 storey residential development granted by VCAT on 14 August 2017.  Permit for residential development expires on 17 August 2021.

December, 2019 – a new Planning application is at advertising for construction of a seven storey office building with ground level retail premises and a reduction of the car parking requirements so that only 89 car spaces are provided (which includes 8 car share spaces and 9 tandem) where there is a requirement of 203 spaces, therefore a shortfall of 114 car spaces i.e. 56 % .  Public advertising closed 21 January 2020. Objectors were invited to attend a conciliation meeting at Council on 24 February 2020.

Lighting to St Michael’s Sports Oval

February, 2019 – Planning application lodged with Council by St Michael’s school for lighting to its oval. This matter will go to a full Council meeting for decision due to the number of objections lodged. Council is currently waiting on further information from the school.

22 Wellington St, St Kilda

A Planning Application no. 94/2019 was granted on 25 October 2019 for conversion of existing 2 storey heritage commercial building to a Residential Hotel of 8 suites Lobby/Lounge area with an additional communal kitchen and small dining area housed in 2 stacked ‘shipping’ containers at the rear of the property with 5 car spaces on-site and an outdoor deck at the rear. Following conditions apply:

Change in use of 72 Wellington Street, St Kilda

72 Wellington St 2015In 2019, 72 Wellington Street was registered as a rooming house.  At the same time there has been an increase in complaints about noise and loss of amenity and in the number of syringes found in the surrounding streets and laneways.  Local police are in regular attendance.

What can you do?   If you have a complaint about noise or have found a syringe contact Port Phillip Council ASSIST on 9209 6777 or email to  Assist@portphillip.vic.gov.au with details about the time and place – location is especially important for syringe collection and disposal.  If you have been subject to, or witness, anti-social behaviour call Police on 000 so that the call can be logged and responded to appropriately.


Click on the link to read about other planning matters in the JAAG precinct 



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