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JAAG PRECINCT CURRENT PLANNING MATTERS 

Planning application for 10 Storey Hotel at 24-26 & 28 Chapel Street Windsor and the airspace above the railway – approved by VCAT.

24 Chapel St

The proposal is for a 10 storey, 111 bed residential hotel on the site. Stonnington Council received over 100 objections and the proposal was refused in December 2020. The VCAT hearing took place during July 2021. Decision handed down in August 2021.

The permit allows, in accordance with the endorsed plans:

 

ChappelTower

You may remember that SMA Projects were knocked back at VCAT in 2018 with a proposal for a multi storey residential building on this site.

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8 – 12  Punt Road – further changes to the planning permit approved at VCAT June 2021

8 Punt Rd proposed

The matter was settled at the Compulsory Conference on 1 June 2021.  

There is no change in height or mass of the building and no change to the 7.2m digital sign.  There is still a large dispensation for car parking with 199 car parks for residents, 2 spaces for retail; 26 spaces for the restricted recreation facility (Gym staff and visitors); and 5 car share spaces.

The building layout has been reconfigured to a 28 storey residential tower of 297 apartments with in excess of 60 % of the building a combination of studio/1 bed/1 bed + study nook. Basement and ground floor gym and retail on Wellington Street frontage has been incorporated in the plan.   A number of improved amenity conditions have been stipulated in the permit including a wind mitigation impact.

This is the fourth amendment to the original plans for planning permit 1227/2015B for 8-12 Punt Road.

Click the link for a copy of the Statement of Changes  8 Punt Rd – VCAT – Statement of changes Gurner 23-12-2020

8-12 Punt Road – 2020 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 was 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.  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.

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St Kilda Junction Substation

Pedestrian lights at the substation completed July 2020.

Summary of the development of the substation and JAAG’s involvement.

substation-with-ped-lights

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46-52 ST KILDA ROAD, ST KILDA (corner of Octavia Street) – Council lost case opposing revision to planning permit

A full hearing at VCAT was held on 25 & 26 May 2021.  Council asked most importantly for one level to be deleted, the applicants appealed that requirement and won on the spot.  The permit has been re-issued removing the requirement for deletion of one level. 

For details of the application go to: www.portphillip.vic.gov.au   Application number is 358/2019 for construction of an 8 level building (plus roof plant) i.e. 9 levels comprising 26 dwellings, 234m2 of commercial floor space at ground level and 44 basement car spaces using 3 level stackers (reduction in car parking for the commercial space). In excess of 18 objections were received.

In August 2020, Council approved an amended permit subject to:

  1. A 7 storey primarily residential building (down from 8 storeys)
  2. Double the setback of the building from the nearest sensitive use (4.5m to 9m). This meets the requirements of the DDO.
  3. A loading bay.

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

IMG_6050June 2020 – Following a number of objections and a conciliation meeting held in February 2020, Council has resolved to grant a permit for construction of a 7 storey building with ground level retail and office use above 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).  It’s less than the planning scheme but with their share cars JAAG consider this to a a reasonable outcome for this location.

The plans are subject to a number of other conditions including: separation of at least 9m to the neighbouring building at 4 Charnwood Rd; vertical corners of the building facing St Kilda Rd to be a lighter colour; a loading bay measuring at least 4.2m x 7.6m.

A permit for a 7 storey residential development was granted by VCAT on 14 August 2017 which expires on 17 August 2021.

A number of complaints about the condition of this site have been referred to Council.

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 application has now been withdrawn.

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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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