Plans & Developments
Since this city was first settled, Port Melbourne has provided the first glimpse of Melbourne for visitors, immigrants and sailors arriving from destinations all over the world. Retaining its core industrial precinct, the neighbourhood has a new appeal - a fashionable beachside ambience and style that attracts locals and visitors in droves. This appeal has resulted in a number of land use changes.
The City of Port Phillip has adopted the Port Melbourne Waterfront Urban Design Framework (2013) to enhance this gateway to Melbourne, its liveability and sustainable future. The plan identifies actions to guide public realm developments, improve transport and accessibility, connections to built form and community relationships.
The City of Port Phillip has adopted the Bay Street Activity Centre Structure Plan (2014). The Structure Plan will direct growth and identify potential opportunities for improvements in the Bay Street area. The plan is designed to guide land use and development through planning controls, improve traffic and accessibility, and public spaces, and strengthen community connections.
This project aims to improve the amenity of the Port Melbourne light rail shared path by installing new lighting poles between Boundary St, South Melbourne and Beach St, Port Melbourne.
Port Capacity Project (Port of Melbourne Corporation)
An amendment to the Port Phillip Planning Scheme (Amendment C104) has been prepared to give statutory effect to the Design Guidelines 1-7 Waterfront Place. The amendment does not propose to remove or modify the private covenants affecting the land. The amendment includes a set of Design Guidelines to apply to the 1-7 Waterfront Place development site.
Council has prepared and adopted Amendment C103 to the Port Phillip Planning Scheme. The amendment gives statutory effect to the Bay Street Activity Centre Structure Plan.