Events for your Diary

BCNA Social Events
Wednesday 18th November, dinner

Please note that the dinners scheduled for 13th May and 12th August have been changed. We will be providing updated dates in
the near future.

Latest News

Latest news listed here. If you wish to search specific topics use the search options at lower right.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Webb Dock Works 2-8 March

This week’s Webb Dock works information can be downloaded here.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

1-7 Waterfront Place Update

Unfortunately the developer’s action in VCAT to vary the covenants protecting the site was successful. On the 29 January 2015, VCAT’s order was that the covenant would be varied to allow a development on site that was “contained wholly within the building envelopes depicted in the plans annexed hereto as prepared by Bosco Jonson Pty Ltd ref 26828 dated 19 September 2014” and further that MIRVAC would be removed as the arbiter of the covenant. This effectively allowed a development of up to 10 stories.

The Victorian Supreme Court action is still in place to discharge (remove) the restrictive covenant and the Plaintiff has until 11 June 2015 to file and serve upon the Defendants (Mirvac) any further affidavits material upon which it intends to rely.

The CoPP Amendment C104 has been sent to the Victorian Planning Department and has still to be approved or otherwise by the Planning Minister. At this time it also restricts development to a maximum of 10 stories and contains other shadowing restrictions.

For further information, please contact Eddie Micallef on presidentbcna@gmail.com.

Bubup Womindjeka Family & Children’s Centre Looking for Volunteer Assistant Treasurer

We have been approached by the early childhood and family services community run integrated centre in Liardet Street.  Bubup Womindjeka Family & Children’s Centre is linked to the CoPP childcare programs and are looking for a part time volunteer Assistant Treasurer.  Details of the position can be downloaded here.

If you have any questions please contact Glenn, their Vice President, on 0412 427 451.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Parking Scheme

Over November to December 2014 the City of Port Phillip undertook a parking survey throughout Port Melbourne and a draft plan is being prepared and due to be release mid-March 2015.

In mid-March a letterbox drop will detail the next step. This is programmed to be a 4 weeks consultation to help determine the final plan which will outline any changes to parking restrictions within Port Melbourne.. The final plan is scheduled for presentation May/June 2015.

For more information go to www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/parking-neighbourhood.htm or call ASSIST on 9209 6777.

Port Melbourne Police Safety Forum

Join a panel of Victoria Police and City of Port Philip representatives to hear about:

  • Crime and alcohol related issues impacting your local area
  • Initiatives to improve safety on your streets
  • Steps that you can take to reduce the liklihood of being a victim of crime

Wednesday 25th February
7-8:30pm
Port Melbourne Town Hall

Click here for information poster.
Want to ask the panel a question? Email here.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Fishermans Bend Network Newsletter

We have just received the first newsletter from the Fishermans Bend Network which can be downloaded here.  It gives news about the proposed Fishermans Bend development and may be of interest to Beacon Cove residents.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Vibrant Villages in Port Melbourne

From Bernadene Voss, Sandridge Ward Councillor, City of Port Phillip:

As part of the Council plan, two key locations in Port Melbourne were identified as needing some extra care and work to help activate. These were Waterfront Place, Beacon Cove & Centre Road shops Garden City.

Garden City

Centre Road Shops has had a makeover. A paint and a new sign over the small centre has lifted the look and feel of the place.  Telstra have included free Wi-Fi at the phone box.  The Fisherman's Bend Community Hall is about to undergo a renovation, that will see a small increase in size, for improved kitchen and toilet facilities. We are establishing a village community partnership group which will include Traders and the locals. Feedback has suggested there needs to be a restful place to go to sit and relax, and also greening the area so it feels more welcoming to locals.

Waterfront Place

Commenced the Waterfront Welcomers program with SHIP. This popular volunteer program aims to ensure all visitors are welcomed to Port Melbourne.  The Heritage Hub on Finger pier has been renovated which the Port of Melbourne have so generously allowed for Councils use for the Welcomers to base

For more information go to Bernadene's web site.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Webb Dock Works 16 Feb - 22 Feb

Next week’s Webb Dock works information can be downloaded here.

Note that Todd Road will be closed again from 8pm next Friday (20th) to 5am the following Monday (23rd) morning,  The flyer for the detour route can be downloaded here and it also shows the ongoing diversions that will be in place after 23rd February.

These diversions will make it increasingly messy travelling in Todd Road over the next month or two. Please take this into account if you plan to drive or ride through that area during this time

Friday, 6 February 2015

Port Capacity Project | Works Advisory Notice 9 Feb - 15 Feb

Next week’s works notification can be downloaded here.

A reminder that Todd Road will be closed from 8pm tonight to 5am Monday morning (the flyer for the detour route can be downloaded here).

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Todd Road closed this weekend

Todd Road will be closed this weekend from from 8pm Friday (6th February) to 5am Monday (9th February).  Detours will be in place as per previous weekend closures with traffic diverted via Salmon Street.

Details of the closure can be downloaded here.

Any concerns regarding the closure or if traffic hazards are observed, please call the Port of Melbourne Corporation on 1800 451 056 (24/7).