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318 dwellings

Dec 2011

58 dwellings

141 dwellings

Sep 2011

816 dwellings

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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NEW - Applications at
Port Phillip Woollen Mills Site

Point Gellibrand Peninsula....
High-Rise Apartments & Townhouses

See: Hobsons Bay City Council Greenlight on advertising


  1. PA1635837 - 62 high-rise apartments with reduced parking (Lot 8)

  2. PA1635624 - 15 dwellings  (Lot 4)


STILL NO MASTERPLAN FROM AVJENNINGS!

Overdevelopment too close to the Mobil Pt Gellibrand Major Hazard Facility -  Lots 8 & 4 rushed through to beat Minister’s regulations on residential encroachment on MHFs as per recommendations of MHFAC


Objections close 23rd August 2017

(Was 17th August but not properly advertised)

Issues to include:

  1. Safety - Danger of Boilover (BLEVE) to 400m from Mobil’s Tank Farm at Pt Gellibrand

  2. Permit by Responsible Authority- Financial risk to council and ratepayers

  3. Inappropriate use of “mixed use” zone and maximum mandatory height - commercial solution better

  4. Inadequacy of 60 days for council to determine complex applications - beware developer going straight to VCAT

  5. Heritage - protect Prince of Wales Hotel 1854 - we already lost Oriental Hotel 1850 to the developer

  6. Noise and light from Mobil MHF & Shipyards

  7. Strain on Williamstown community facilities

  8. Traffic and shortage of street parking in tourist area - not suitable for reduced parking on site

  9. Inadequate open space provision - none on site - want to use REGIONAL Coastal Heritage Park - also too close to MHF

  10. No Social Housing provided

  11. Coastal hazard and climate change projections

  12. Dwellings with vulnerable people not suited for Emergency management

  13. Existing industry should be protected


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