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72 WELLINGTON ST – Revised plans lodged at Council

The owner has activated the 2nd Application which includes retaining the heritage home and building 11 additional 3 storey apartments with basement car parking and access from the Crimea Street lane to the east.  Plans lodged at Council by applicant – official close on 18/12/16.

72 Wellington St 2015

June 2016 – VCAT refused Planning Application 776/2014 on 6/6/16 – a great outcome particularly on the heritage front! JAAG members are delighted that VCAT refused a planning permit that included demolition of the existing heritage dwelling and outbuildings and construction of a three storey building of 21 apartments above a basement car park. To read all the history behind this planning application click here.

54-60 St Kilda Road, St Kilda (corner Charnwood Rd, former Royal Flying Doctor Service)

58 objections were received by Council to the planning application for a 10 storey building of 103 dwellings, 3 retail/café tenancies, car parking shortfall, waiver of loading bay requirement, and altered access to road at 54 St Kilda Road, St Kilda (currently a 2 storey office building at the corner Charnwood Road).

The VCAT Practice Day Hearing was held 28 October with a Compulsory Hearing on 15 December 2016 and the Final Hearing from 27 February 2017 for five days. Additional plans requested by VCAT. Decision pending.


14 Punt Road, Windsor – 113 bed backpacker hostel approved by VCAT (May 2017)

31 objections were received by Council for the planning application for a 113 bed backpackers with building works including part demolition at 14 Punt Road, Windsor.  Further to hearings in January and March and requests for detailed plans, VCAT has recently approved the permit at the former Tai Ping cafe at the corner of Punt & Nelson.


Managing Residential Development Advisory Committee (MRDAC)

JAAG has made a submission to the MRDAC which has been appointed to report on the application of zones that provide for residential development (in metropolitan Melbourne and the four regional cities of Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong and Latrobe) in the context of managing Melbourne and Victoria’s residential growth in a sustainable manner and improving housing affordability.  JAAG’s submission can be viewed here MRDAC submission.


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


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