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THE 2014 ELECTION PROMISES .......

NEW PLANNING SCHEME & ENQUIRY INTO RESIDENTIAL ENCROACHMENT ONTO MAJOR HAZARD FACILITIES

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PLANNING MINISTER
RICHARD WYNN DELIVERS ON BOTH ELECTION PROMISES:
  1. 1. Major Hazard Facility Advisory Committee announced by the Planning Minister in September 2015.

  2. Discussion Paper December 2015,

  3. Submissions by 9 Feb 2016,

  4. Hearings from 17 March 2016. 

  5. Save Williamstown submission

  6. GREAT RECOMMENDATIONS
    New planning regulations recommended re MHFs and Pipelines; Worksafe & EPA to be funded as referral authorities with professional modelling of risk
    + SAVE WILLIAMSTOWN thanked for our important contribution to the deliberations of the advisory committee.

  7. Now the government needs to take action Watch this space .

  8. 2.Planning Scheme Amendment C105 replaced the advisory heights with mandatory maximum height limits of 25m and returned to the recommendations of the Port Phillip Woollen Mill Advisory Committee. 


  1. Developers will now need to comply with Controlled HeightsEmergency Management for the whole site and a Coastal Hazard Vulnerability Assessment for every application after 25th May 2015

 

Find out more about the unsustainable Port Phillip Woollen Mills development

at Point Gellibrand Williamstown Victoria (click the picture)

HERITAGE LOST

SAVE WILLIAMSTOWN FOUGHT TO RETAIN
2 IMPORTANT HERITAGE SITES BUT WE WERE FIGHTING AGAINST INFLUENTIAL  DEVELOPERS WHO PUSHED FOR DEMOLITION

The Oldest 3 Storey Building in Victoria and a Site of Rare Industrial Heritage have both become dust

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SAVE WILLIAMSTOWN is beaten
THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMEL’S BACK!

Port Phillip Woollen Mills now known as Waterline Place - Lot 8 Application - 62 High Rise Apartments within 300m of Mobil’s Pt Gellibrand Major Hazard Facility

On 8th February 2017 after deferring a decision until after the minister’s decision on planning near MHFs Hobsons Bay Council considered the application 

In January 2018,the MHF Advisory Committee Report Report was accepted in the response by the Planning Minister. Committee recommended Worksafe have a determining role in advising re developments involving:
* Dwellings within 500m of a MHF

* Schools and Aged Care Facilities within 1km

The time frame for enhanced technical advise is 2019-2021 which means that existing Worksafe Inner and Outer Planning Areas for Pt Gellibrand were applied by HBCC planners.  Lot 8 is within the OPA 300m.  Worksafe, in a backflip, wrote to HBCC re Lot 8 and “did not advise against” see: short single page letter).  This was totally at variance with Worksafe 14 page advice provided to VCAT re high rise at Lot 11 which is further away from the MHF than Lot 8. For Lot 11 they advised strongly AGAINST residential development because vulnerable persons who cannot respond to an emergency may be present (see: Worksafe opinion to VCAT February 2014).

Save Williamstown and Mobil objected to the Lot 8 application but with Worksafe’s backflip, HBCC councillors in SPC voted 2:1 to approve the development of high rise apartments within the Worksafe Outer Planning Advisory Area.

Save Williamstown is STUNNED & DISAPPOINTED

After 9 years fighting the developers of Port Phillip Woollen Mills and appearing at PPWM Advisory Committee, Ports and Environs Advisory Committee and the MHF Advisory Committee - planning approvals are being handed down contrary to all the known scientific dangers of this site...... Let us hope and pray there isn’t so much a smokey incident at this MHF...

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