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Amendment C104 – 1-7 Waterfront Place

Latest news - 2 June 2015

Planning Minister Approves 1-7 Waterfront Place: Amendment C104

The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C104 to the Port Phillip Planning Scheme, which introduces new policy and planning controls for the site at 1-7 Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne. Amendment C104 was gazetted and came into effect on 28 May 2015.

Council adopted the Amendment in September 2014 following extensive community consultation, including a series of three ‘round table’ community meetings that sought to resolve matters following release of the Panel Report.

What Amendment C104 does:

The Amendment applies to 1-7 Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne - land generally bounded by Waterfront Place, Beach Street and the Port Melbourne Light Rail Station.

The amendment introduces a new suite of planning controls for the site to establish clear parameters for its future use and redevelopment.

More specifically, the approved amendment:

  • Rezones the subject land from a Comprehensive Development Zone to a Mixed Use Zone. This facilitates opportunities for new residential and some commercial uses on the site (such as cafes at ground level to activate the frontage to Waterfront Place).
  • Introduces a new Schedule 23 to the Design and Development Overlay to guide future development, including heights and setbacks.
  • Includes the Design Guidelines for 1-7 Waterfront Place Port Melbourne (2014) as a Reference Document to the Port Phillip Planning Scheme.
  • Updates the Incorporated Document: Beacon Cove Development, Port Melbourne to remove reference to land at 1-7 Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne;


The approved amendment, in particular the new Design and Development Overlay 23, achieves greater certainty over future redevelopment of the site through specifying:

  • A mandatory 10 storey (35m) overall maximum height limit.
  • A mandatory maximum 3 storey (12m) podium height.
  • A mandatory 8m minimum setback above the podium (reduces building bulk to Beach Street, Waterfront Place and the heritage station).
  • No overshadowing beyond the southern kerb-line of Waterfront Place at the September Equinox (ensures sunlight to the promenade and the beach).
  • That overshadowing beyond the southern kerb line should be minimised at the winter solstice (mid-winter)

You can view the amendment documents here:

Instruction Sheet

Explanatory Report

Clause 21.06 Neighbourhoods

Clause 21.07 Incorporated Documents 

Planning Scheme Map 2 ZN (Mixed Use Zone Map)

Clause 43.02-23 (Design & Development Overlay 23)

Planning Scheme Map 2 DDO (Design and Development Overlay Map 23)

Schedule to Clause 81.01(Incorporated Documents)

List of Amendments

Beacon Cove Development, Port Melbourne (revised) July 2013

Design Guidelines for 1-7 Waterfront Place Port Melbourne (2014)

You can also read Council’s Media Release.

To find out more about the background to Amendment C104 go to Council's Waterfront Place Development web page.

For further information regarding the Amendment please call the City Strategy team on 03 9209 6130 or email