Month: March 2016

COUNCIL ADOPTS ST KILDA TRIANGLE MASTERPLAN

At a Council meeting on Tuesday, councillors at the City of Port Phillip adopted a masterplan for the St Kilda Triangle site, which is occupied by the historic Palais Theatre and an adjacent at-grade car park.  The Masterplan proposes a cultural precinct, including a significant area of public open space to complement the Palais Theatre… Read more »

VPELA SEMINAR ON TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Last Wednesday I attended a VPELA seminar on transport and infrastructure.  The guest speakers included Adam Fennessy from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (also on the board of Infrastructure Victoria), Henry Turnbull from Traffix Group and Sallyanne Everett from Clayton Utz. With the delivery of transport and infrastructure always a topical issue,… Read more »

SKY RAIL ON THE CRANBOURNE / PAKENHAM LINE

The Cranbourne-Pakenham railway line is one of the busiest in Melbourne and patronage is expected to more than double in the next fifteen years.  The State Government has committed to a number of substantial upgrades on this line, including nine level crossing removals, an elevated railway line between Caulfield and Dandenong and five new railway… Read more »

AMENDMENT GC41

Recently, Planning Minister Richard Wynne gazetted (Amendment GC41) changes to the Baw Baw, Frankston, Melbourne, Monash, Port Phillip and Stonnington Planning Schemes, which introduced protection for the flight paths used by Helicopter Emergency Medical Services operations of hospitals within the municipalities listed above. The amendment will ensure encroachment by future development will not interrupt the… Read more »