'A special place on the foreshore for everyone that welcomes a diversity of sustainable uses anchored by a working marina.' St Kilda Marina site vision

In February 2018, Council approved the Project Approach, which describes the key project stages, activities and deliverables, and associated timeline. As the project evolved and various requirements came to light, the Project Approach evolved. The updated Project Approach was approved in June 2019.

We are now moving into Stage 6 of the project with the procurement process completed and the adopted planning scheme Amendment C171port submitted to the Minister for Planning requesting approval.

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The competitive procurement process commencing in June 2019 concluded on Wednesday 15 July 2020 when Council resolved to appoint a tenant for the St Kilda Marina, subject to Council complying with its obligations under sections 190 and 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 (LGA) and resolving to grant the lease and obtaining State Government approval via the Governor in Council.

Australian Marina Development Corporation Pty Ltd (AMDC) has been selected as the preferred tenant for the long-term lease of the St Kilda Marina.

The key terms for the new lease are provided here under the New Lease Snapshot.

Sections 190 and 223 of the LGA – Notice of Proposed Lease and Submissions Process

The Section 190 process is a standard leasing notification process undertaken by Council as a requirement under the Local Government Act 1989. The process is not technically required here as the lease will be approved under the St Kilda Land Act 1965. However, Council has elected to undertake this notification process for consistency and maximum transparency.

The public notice period officially commenced with an advertisement in The Age on Saturday 18 July 2020. During the submissions period, the local community and other interested parties will have an opportunity to make a written submission on the key terms of the proposed lease. A verbal submission can also be made at the Council meeting on 2 September 2020, when Council considers the submissions received.

Council will consider any feedback received prior to making their final decision on the lease in a second public Council meeting on 16 September 2020.

How can you get involved?

Anyone wishing to make a submission must do so in writing by 15 August 2020. All submissions will be considered in accordance with section 223 of the Act.

Submissions should be addressed to Michelle Rysanek and can either be submitted via email to skmproject@portphillip.vic.gov.au or in writing to:
Port Phillip City Council
Private Bag 3
PO St Kilda, Victoria 3182

Planning Scheme Amendment

At its meeting on 17 June 2020, Council resolved to adopt Amendment C171port with changes pursuant to section 29 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987. You can view the:

Council adopted Panel’s recommendations and recommend modifying the Amendment documentation to reflect the changes proposed by the Panel, with the exception of the recommendation to include a requirement for a Community Engagement Report as part of the Development Plan in DPO2.

Instead, Council resolved to undertake non-statutory consultation on the Development Plan, once an application is received, prior to Council making any planning decision on the Development Plan. The Council Report (and attachments) from 17 June 2020 provides the rationale for Council’s adopted position.

The adopted Amendment C171port has been submitted to the Minister for Planning requesting approval.

Interim Lease for the St Kilda Marina

The work to procure a new long-term lease arrangement for the site is proceeding in line with the updated Project Approach approved by Council on 5 June 2019.

An interim lease approved by the Victorian Government (through the Governor in Council process) on 30 July 2019 is now in place until 2022 to cover the gap between the expiry of the original lease and the start of a new long-term lease arrangement.

For more information about the St Kilda Marina visit: http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/st-kilda-marina.htm