Overview

Background

Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project and is a vital component of accommodating Melbourne’s growth.

Amendment GC81 to the Melbourne and Port Phillip Planning Schemes, which was the subject of an Advisory Committee process, introduced a suite of permanent planning controls to the Fishermans Bend Precinct.

The Minister for Planning has appointed a Standing Advisory Committee to consider proposals for site-specific planning controls for:

  • land subject to permit applications called-in by the Minister for Planning prior to the approval of Amendment GC81
  • land subject to a proposal for use and development in Fishermans Bend.

More Information

  • For matters regarding referral of proposals to the Advisory Committee and day to day liaison or questions on the proposed site specific controls, please contact: 
    Matt Cohen, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
    ☎ Phone: (03) 9637 9576
    ✉ Email:  fb.sac@delwp.vic.gov.au

  • For matters on the Advisory Committee and Public Hearing process, please contact:
    Amy Selvaraj, Planning Panels Victoria
    ☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5120
    ✉ Email:  planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au

Panel or Committee

Terms of Reference

Panel Members

  • Nick Wimbush (Chair)
  • Tim Hellsten (Deputy Chair)
  • Peter Marshall
  • Rachael O’Neill
  • Kate Partenio
  • John Roney
  • Philippa Crone
  • Jonathan Halaliku
  • Sophie Handley

Learn more about the members by reading their biographies (PDF, 121.3 KB)

Further information will be made available as proposals are referred to the Standing Advisory Committee.

Public Briefing

The Standing Advisory Committee held a public briefing on Tuesday 28 January 2020 at Planning Panels Victoria.

The purpose of the briefing was to provide an outline of the vision for the Precinct, an update on existing approvals and future Precinct planning, a status update on the work of the Committee and discussion about Amendments likely to be referred to the Committee in future.

The public briefing included presentations from the Standing Advisory Committee, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Fishermans Bend Taskforce, Department of Transport and Melbourne Water.

The slides presented during the Public Briefing can be found here:

Note this presentation was based on the Standing Advisory Committee’s earlier terms of reference.

Documents

All supporting documents for this project can be found here.

Supporting Documents

Individual Site documents

Current Matters

There are no active matters before the Fishermans Bend Standing Advisory Committee.

Completed Matters

Tranche 4 - Amendment C177port – 272-280 Normanby Road, South Melbourne

Correspondence sent from the Standing Advisory Committee to the Parties includes:

The Standing Advisory Committee submitted its Report to the Minister for Planning on 7 January 2021. The Minister for Planning’s consideration of the Standing Advisory Committee’s Report is now complete.

The Minister for Planning released the Advisory Committees Report and the Final Incorporated Document for 272-280 Normanby Road, South Melbourne on 31 March 2021. Documents below:

Note the FB SAC report was reissued 8 April 2021 with a minor correction.

Letter from SAC to Minister - C177port - Correction of error in 272 – 280 Normanby Road, South Melbourne SAC Report
(PDF, 225.0 KB)

The Incorporated Document for this site was published in the Victoria Government Gazette on 31 March 2021. All the approved and supporting documents can be found at the Browse amendments page.

Tranche 1 - Site 2 - Amendment C166port – 256-262 Normanby Road, South Melbourne

The Standing Advisory Committee submitted its Report to the Minister for Planning on 6 August 2020. The Minister for Planning’s consideration of the Standing Advisory Committee’s Report is now complete.

The Minister for Planning released the Advisory Committees Report and the Final Incorporated Document for Site 2 on 15 October 2020. These documents can be accessed below:

The Incorporated Document for this site was published in the Victorian Government Gazette on 15 October 2020. All the approved and supporting documents can be found here.

Tranche 3 - C176port: 2-28 Montague St and 80 Munro Street, South Melbourne

The Standing Advisory Committee submitted its Report to the Minister for Planning on 3 July 2020. The Minister for Planning’s consideration of the Standing Advisory Committee’s Report is now complete.

The Minister for Planning released the Advisory Committees Report and the Final Incorporated Document for 2-28 Montague Street and 80 Munro Street on 3 September 2020. These documents can be accessed below:

The Incorporated Document for this site was published in the Victoria Government Gazette on 3 September 2020.

The Incorporated Document for this site was published in the Victoria Government Gazette on 3 September 2020. All the approved and supporting documents can be found at the Browse amendments page.

Tranche 2 – Bertie Street - Amendment C172port - 118 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne

The Standing Advisory Committee submitted its Report to the Minister for Planning on 28 April 2020. The Minister for Planning’s consideration of the Standing Advisory Committee’s Report is now complete.

The Minister for Planning released the Advisory Committees Report and the Final Incorporated Document for 118 Bertie Street on 24 August 2020. These documents can be accessed below:

The Incorporated Document for this site was published in the Victoria Government Gazette on 24 August 2020.

All the approved and supporting documents on the Browse amendments page.

Tranche 1 - Site 6 - Amendment C163port – 203-205 Normanby Road, Southbank

The Standing Advisory Committee submitted its Report to the Minister for Planning on 13 May 2020. The Minister for Planning’s consideration of the Standing Advisory Committee’s Report is now complete.

The Minister for Planning released the Advisory Committees Report and the Final Incorporated Document for Site 6 on 13 August 2020. These documents can be accessed below:

Note: the address of Site 6 in the Advisory Committee’s Report contains an error. The address should be 203 – 205 Normanby Road, Southbank not South Melbourne.

The Incorporated Document for this site was published in the Victoria Government Gazette on 13 August 2020.

All the approved and supporting documents can be on the Browse amendments page.

Withdrawn Matters

Site specific C amendments

Amendment No.AddressMunicipalityProposal Status of Amendment Request
Tranche 1    
C163port203-205 Normanby Road, Southbank (Site 6)Port Phillip City CouncilDemolition of the existing building and construction of a mixed-use building comprising dwellings and retail premises and alteration of access to a road in Road Zone Category 1.Report released and Incorporated Document gazetted on 13 August 2020 see Individual Sites documents tab for more information
C164port 248-254 Normanby Road, South Melbourne (Site 3) Port Phillip City Council Demolition of the existing building and construction of a mixed-use building comprising dwellings and retail premises and alteration of access to a road in Road Zone Category 1. Matter withdrawn at request of Proponent
C165port 264-270 Normanby Road, South Melbourne (Site 1) Port Phillip City Council Demolition of the existing building and construction of a mixed-use building comprising dwellings and retail premises and alteration of access to a road in Road Zone Category 1. Matter withdrawn at request of Proponent
C166port 256-262 Normanby Road, South Melbourne (Site 2) Port Phillip City Council Demolition of the existing building and construction of a mixed-use building comprising dwellings and retail premises and alteration of access to a road in Road Zone Category 1. Report released and Incorporated Document gazetted on 15 October 2020 see Individual Sites documents tab for more information
Tranche 2    
C172port118 Bertie Street, Port MelbournePort Phillip City CouncilDemolition of the existing building and construction of a mixed-use building comprising dwellings, retail premises and offices.Report released and Incorporated Document gazetted on 24 August 2020 see Individual Sites documents tab for more information
Tranche 3    
C176port 2-28 Montague Street and 80 Munro Street, South Melbourne Port Phillip City Council Demolition of the existing buildings and staged construction of a mixed-use building comprising dwellings, hotel, serviced apartments, childcare centre, retail premises and alteration of access to Road Zone Category 1. Report released and Incorporated Document gazetted on 3 September 2020 see Individual Sites documents tab for more information
Tranche 4    
C177port272-280 Normanby Road, South MelbournePort Phillip City CouncilDemolition of the existing building and construction of a mixed-use building comprising dwellings, office, retail premises, provision of additional car parking under the Parking Overlay and alteration of access to a road in Road Zone Category 1.Report released and Incorporated Document gazetted on 31 March 2021 see Individual Sites documents tab for more information.

More information

For a copy of these submission draft amendments, please email your request to  fb.sac@delwp.vic.gov.au.