Amendment C186port – Montague Commercial Precinct, Fishermans Bend, Permanent Heritage Controls

Applies a new permanent Heritage Overlay (HO513) to the ‘Montague Commercial Precinct’

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Planning Panel

Due to COVID-19 and the associated physical distancing requirements, the Hearing for Amendment C186port took place via video conference on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 October 2020.

The one-person Panel considered all written submissions received to the Amendment, including verbal submissions made during the Panel Hearing by three submitters. 

The following expert witness reports were presented during the Panel Hearing:

Panel Report 

Once the Panel Hearing is concluded, the Panel provides a written report (Panel Report) which includes recommendations to Council on whether the amendment should proceed (with or without changes).

The Panel Report for Amendment C186port is available to view here.  

Overall, the Panel recommends that Council adopt Amendment C186port as exhibited, subject to the following changes:

  • Amend the heritage grading of 544-546 City Road, South Melbourne from ‘Significant’ to ‘Contributory’ and update the necessary incorporated documents (Port Phillip Heritage Review including the Heritage Policy Map and the Statement of Significance for HO513) to reflect this change.
  • Amend the Port Phillip Heritage Review Volume 1, Chapter 6.40 Montague Commercial Precinct – HO513 to modify the property descriptions for 540-542 and 544-546 City Road, and 151, 153-155 and 165 Montague Street, South Melbourne.

Next Steps

The next step in the amendment process is for Council to formally consider the Panel’s recommendations and decide whether to adopt the amendment (with or without changes). This is currently due to take place at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 03 February 2021.

Further details on this meeting will be be made available closer to the scheduled meeting date.

COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020

The Victorian Government has introduced the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 which includes temporary changes to the Planning and Environment Act 1987.  The changes ensure that the planning process in Victoria can continue, despite the closure of many state and local government offices and public health measures that include physical distancing requirements.

The changes mean that planning documents previously required to be physically available to view at state and local government offices are now only required to be available for online inspection. This includes copies of planning scheme amendment documentation and submissions.

As a result, a full copy of the amendment documentation and copies of submissions received during exhibition of Amendment C186port will be available online for the duration of this amendment process and will be removed two months after the amendment has been gazetted.  Please note that all personal details from the submissions have been removed.

View the exhibited Amendment C186port documentation on the Department of Environment Land Water & Planning (DELWP) website. 

In response to the exhibition of Amendment C186port, Council received 10 submissions. Copies of these submissions are available below:

AmC186port combined submissions 1-10 redacted (PDF 8.5 MB)

Find out more

Find out more about previous stages of this Amendment.

Contact a Strategic Planner

For further information about this amendment please contact the City Strategy & Policy team
Email: strategicplanning@portphillip.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 9209 6777
In person: visit St Kilda Town Hall during office hours Monday to Friday