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1 Planning Getting your project approved Alisanne Green | GHD Pty Ltd Rod Austin | RMYS

2 Planning Getting your project approved Approvals What might you need? Before undertaking any development, there are a number of approvals that may be required from various government agencies. Some of the common approvals include: Planning permits (and potentially a planning scheme amendment) Coastal Management Act Consent Cultural Heritage Management Plan Leases and licences

3 Planning Getting your project approved Approvals Legislative Framework The legislation behind these approvals: Planning and Environment Act 1987 and local Planning Scheme Coastal Management Act 1995 Crown Land (Reserves Act) 1978 Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 Other approvals may also be required: Heritage Act Marine Act Port Management Act Catchment and Land Protection Act Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act EPBC Act (Commonwealth) Environment Effects Act Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act Environment Protection Act Native Title Act (Commonwealth)

4 Planning Getting your project approved Planning Permits What? What is a planning permit? A planning permit is a legal document that allows a certain use or development to proceed Applies to the land, not to the applicant Subject to a time limit Council may require certain conditions to be met Applications must be consistent with the state, regional, local strategic objectives identified in the planning scheme

5 Planning Getting your project approved Planning Permits When? How? When do you need a planning permit? New developments, buildings or structures Renovating, alterations, conversions Removal, lopping of trees Alterations to heritage structures What is the process for a planning permit? Pre-application Preparation and Lodgement Preliminary Assessment Public Notice Detailed Assessment Decision Appeal

6 Planning Getting your project approved Planning Permits Key Considerations Land manager consent –DSE –Committee of Management Timeframes –a permit application could take up to a year to get approved Specialist inputs / advice to support an application –Planning –Traffic and car parking –Marine ecology and terrestrial flora and fauna –Coastal processes and risk –Heritage Politics and the community –Councillor and local member engagement –Informing the community

7 Planning Getting your project approved StKilda Harbour Planning Permit

8 Planning Getting your project approved St Kilda

9 Planning Getting your project approved Existing marina

10 Planning Getting your project approved Project History The Marina first began when during a cargo yacht “Lady of St. Kilda” was anchored in the bay, having been placed there for sale or barter. A colonial historian, Henry Gyles Turner, recorded that J.B. Were had an interest in the yacht and selected the raised sea side knoll at St. Kilda as the place for a picnic. From that event it appears that the place was named after the yacht – A group of dedicated members to upgrade the existing marina

11 Planning Getting your project approved Project History ItemTimeline Project Initiation2004 Technical Studies CMA Consent GrantedMarch 2009 Planning Permit GrantedJuly 2009 Design Development Tender IssueJuly 2012

12 Planning Getting your project approved StKilda Safe Harbour Marina RMYS development / 2013 Consistent with future staged redevelopment of St.Kilda Harbour, consistent with the St.Kilda Harbour Concept Plan 2008 RMYS 2009 proposal – no allowance for pier redevelopment RMYS 2012 proposal - improved technical design in consultation with PV to allow for pier redevelopment

13 Planning Getting your project approved 2D Montage showing Head of Southern Break water curving slightly back towards pier

14 Planning Getting your project approved Consultation Local: St Kilda Breakwater Cooperative Management Advisory Committee PV, DSE, Earthcare, CoPP, RMYS Earthcare – Zoe Hogg / Kim Cowie City of Port Phillip Councillors St Kilda Baths and other Fitzroy St / Ackland St traders St Kilda Tourism Board Kerby's Pier Kiosk Couta Boat Assoc Classic Boat Heritage Assoc Mooring holders - consultative meetings with PV in attendance RMYS members - 50% are CoPP residents Government: Parks Victoria Department of Sustainability and the Environment Department of Transport Department of Tourism MLC Andrea Cootes, Georgie Crozier, MLA Martin Foley Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Ryan Smith Premier of Victoria

15 Planning Getting your project approved Stage 1 benefits - 3 main areas of public interest with clubs 1.Environment Modern marina with latest safety and environment equipment Increased environment native habitat and penguin nesting sites 2.Public benefits Safe harbour and storm refuge Relocation, maintenance and management of swing moorings All current swing mooring holders Increased sports and recreation use of harbour Focus on yachts – not motor boats Increased provision of heritage boats Vista to city unencumbered Increased public access walkway along marina main pathway 3.Economic and community benefit Increase in visitation, sailing participation, boat maintenance and other sailing expenses, plus value add

16 Planning Getting your project approved Media Coverage – both good and bad The Age, Leader Newspaper Channel 10 3AW, MMM Web – Blogs

17 Planning Getting your project approved Programme of Works Project AwardSeptember 2012 Review of Contract DocumentationOctober 2012 Commence Construction (Civil and Marina)November 2012 Practical Completion (Civil)March 2013 Commence Construction (Services)May 2013 Practical Completion (Marina and Services)July 2013 Defects Liability Period24 months

18 Planning Getting your project approved Possible Future Works Parks Victoria Projects Replacement of St Kilda Pier Creation of St Kilda Wave Pool incorporating southern rock breakwater Wave Pool “Enabling Works” to be included as part of Contract , Civil Works DRAFT

19 Planning Getting your project approved Lessons Learned from RMYS It always takes longer than you think It always costs more than you think Politics plays a big part in getting your approval Seek professional advice

20 Planning Getting your project approved Questions?

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