10-16 Selwyn Street Elsternwick

The proposal for a mixed use development containing a supermarket, place of assembly, retail premises and apartments and which considers the relevant planning policies and the views of the community which were provided as part of recent consultation has been amended to relocate the vehicle accessway into the car park. Council is now seeking feedback from the community about this change.

On this page you will also see information about the proposal, the keys dates in the planning permit process and how to make a submission.


ABOUT THIS APPLICATION

Application number: GE/DP-34187/2021
Address: 10-16 Selwyn Street, Elsternwick

In February 2021, Council received a planning permit application from Fabcot Pty Ltd for a mixed use development of the land including supermarket, place of assembly and apartments. The application involves:

  • Demolition of all the buildings on the land except for the former Fire Station building.
  • Construction of mixed use development consisting of a two storey podium and two separate towers rising to nine and ten storeys in height. It will also include four basement levels.
  • Use of the land for a supermarket, café, retail premises, bottle shop, place of assembly and 154 apartments.
  • Provision of 419 car parking spaces - being in excess of required number under the Glen Eira Planning Scheme.
  • Provision of 138 bicycle parking spaces - being in excess of the required number under the Glen Eira Planning Scheme.
  • Vehicle access is direct onto Selwyn Street with one entrance lane and one exit lane.
  • Loading bay facilities for the supermarket is direct onto Sinclair Street.

The Glen Eira Planning Scheme sets out when a planning permit is required. The sections of the Scheme that are relevant to this application are set out below under What will Council consider when making a decision.


THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE APPLICATION AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Council has a legal requirement to consider every planning application it receives and there are a number of Steps in the Planning Process which are shown in the section to the right. Council must process applications efficiently and has set timeframes for the different steps. On this page we will provide information about where we are up to in the planning application process and the key dates for future steps.

When Council received the application in February, officers reviewed the initial information and asked the applicant to provide some more information. Council must be satisfied that it has enough information to undertake a thorough assessment of the proposal before it seeks the views of the community. This information was received in April 2021.

Council undertook consultation with the community between 16 April 2021 and 10 May 2021 and received in excess of 250 submissions. This was the formal period of consultation and everyone who made a submission during this time was invited to a Planning Conference on either 12 or 13 May 2021 to discuss their submission. A Planning Conference is a public participation meeting attended by a Councillor and Urban Planning staff and is an opportunity to hear directly from the community about the key parts of your submission.

The application was scheduled to be decided at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 29 June 2021, however the permit applicant requested that the decision be deferred in order to consider the submissions. The planning applicant has now done this and subsequently has formally amended the proposal, making the following changes:

  • The vehicular entry along Selwyn Street has been moved south towards Glenhuntly Road and is now only two lanes wide.
  • The Selwyn Street ground level façade design has been changed due to the relocated vehicle entry.
  • The basement car parking area has been redesigned but it retains the statutory number of car parking spaces.

The proposal remains the same as the initial proposal in all other ways.

Council is now consulting again with the community about these changes and will receive further submissions about the proposal until Tuesday 20 July 2021.

If you make a further submission, you can also attend an online Planning Conference on Thursday 22 July 2021 to discuss any concerns as a result of the changes in the amended application relating to the relocated vehicle accessway. It won’t be an opportunity to discuss other concerns about the proposal such as the height, or nature of the uses.

Council appreciates community participation in this process. While the formal time to make a submission has now passed, if you still wish to make a submission, that’s okay. Council will consider any written submission it receives up until the decision is made, which is now scheduled for 10 August 2021. If you make a late submission you won’t be able to participate at a Planning Conference. More information on making a submission can be found in the How to make a submission section below.

You will find all current information and original information about the proposal in the Plans and Supporting Information section.


RELEVANT BACKGROUND TO THE APPLICATION

This is not the first application by Fabcot Pty Ltd to develop the land at 10-16 Selwyn Street, Elsternwick. In February 2019, Council refused a proposed mixed use development of up to 14 storeys in height including a supermarket, place of assembly, retail premises and apartments.

This decision was appealed to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) who upheld Council’s refusal and considered that the proposal was not an acceptable fit for the area. VCAT however identified aspects of the proposal that were acceptable.

The current proposal incorporates a number of the features that VCAT considered to be acceptable. The VCAT decision is a relevant consideration for the current application.

A copy of the VCAT decision is available at this link.


THE PLANS AND SUPPORTING INFORMATION

The plans and reports below are the current amended plans and will help you to determine if the proposal will impact you in any way, either positively or negatively.

The following information was submitted with the initial application and have been provided for context. They are useful in understanding the changes that have been made.


WHAT WILL COUNCIL CONSIDER WHEN MAKING A DECISION?

The Glen Eira Planning Scheme identifies the different planning controls that affect the land. Under the provisions of the Glen Eira Planning Scheme, a planning permit is required:

These controls provide a series of 'decision guidelines' that Council must consider as part of its assessment. The decision guidelines also require Council to consider matters including the Planning Policy Framework included in the Glen Eira Planning Scheme.

Council is not responsible for considering whether the works to the existing Fire Station building are appropriate from a heritage perspective. The Fire Station building is included on the Victorian Heritage Register and Heritage Victoria is the Responsible Authority for considering whether the works to the Fire Station are appropriate through a separate application process.


HOW TO MAKE A SUBMISSION

If you think the proposal will impact you, either positively or negatively, let us know by completing a submission.

You can do this online by completing the submission form.

Please use an alternative browser to Internet Explorer (for example Chrome) when accessing the form.

For your submission to be considered you need to include:

  • your name;
  • the reasons why you think it will affect you; and
  • a way for us to contact you (we suggest you include your email address, your mailing address and phone number).

If you have concerns with the proposal, think about what would help address your concerns and let us know. If we can help mediate an outcome, then this can be best for everyone.

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The proposal for a mixed use development containing a supermarket, place of assembly, retail premises and apartments and which considers the relevant planning policies and the views of the community which were provided as part of recent consultation has been amended to relocate the vehicle accessway into the car park. Council is now seeking feedback from the community about this change.

On this page you will also see information about the proposal, the keys dates in the planning permit process and how to make a submission.


ABOUT THIS APPLICATION

Application number: GE/DP-34187/2021
Address: 10-16 Selwyn Street, Elsternwick

In February 2021, Council received a planning permit application from Fabcot Pty Ltd for a mixed use development of the land including supermarket, place of assembly and apartments. The application involves:

  • Demolition of all the buildings on the land except for the former Fire Station building.
  • Construction of mixed use development consisting of a two storey podium and two separate towers rising to nine and ten storeys in height. It will also include four basement levels.
  • Use of the land for a supermarket, café, retail premises, bottle shop, place of assembly and 154 apartments.
  • Provision of 419 car parking spaces - being in excess of required number under the Glen Eira Planning Scheme.
  • Provision of 138 bicycle parking spaces - being in excess of the required number under the Glen Eira Planning Scheme.
  • Vehicle access is direct onto Selwyn Street with one entrance lane and one exit lane.
  • Loading bay facilities for the supermarket is direct onto Sinclair Street.

The Glen Eira Planning Scheme sets out when a planning permit is required. The sections of the Scheme that are relevant to this application are set out below under What will Council consider when making a decision.


THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE APPLICATION AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Council has a legal requirement to consider every planning application it receives and there are a number of Steps in the Planning Process which are shown in the section to the right. Council must process applications efficiently and has set timeframes for the different steps. On this page we will provide information about where we are up to in the planning application process and the key dates for future steps.

When Council received the application in February, officers reviewed the initial information and asked the applicant to provide some more information. Council must be satisfied that it has enough information to undertake a thorough assessment of the proposal before it seeks the views of the community. This information was received in April 2021.

Council undertook consultation with the community between 16 April 2021 and 10 May 2021 and received in excess of 250 submissions. This was the formal period of consultation and everyone who made a submission during this time was invited to a Planning Conference on either 12 or 13 May 2021 to discuss their submission. A Planning Conference is a public participation meeting attended by a Councillor and Urban Planning staff and is an opportunity to hear directly from the community about the key parts of your submission.

The application was scheduled to be decided at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 29 June 2021, however the permit applicant requested that the decision be deferred in order to consider the submissions. The planning applicant has now done this and subsequently has formally amended the proposal, making the following changes:

  • The vehicular entry along Selwyn Street has been moved south towards Glenhuntly Road and is now only two lanes wide.
  • The Selwyn Street ground level façade design has been changed due to the relocated vehicle entry.
  • The basement car parking area has been redesigned but it retains the statutory number of car parking spaces.

The proposal remains the same as the initial proposal in all other ways.

Council is now consulting again with the community about these changes and will receive further submissions about the proposal until Tuesday 20 July 2021.

If you make a further submission, you can also attend an online Planning Conference on Thursday 22 July 2021 to discuss any concerns as a result of the changes in the amended application relating to the relocated vehicle accessway. It won’t be an opportunity to discuss other concerns about the proposal such as the height, or nature of the uses.

Council appreciates community participation in this process. While the formal time to make a submission has now passed, if you still wish to make a submission, that’s okay. Council will consider any written submission it receives up until the decision is made, which is now scheduled for 10 August 2021. If you make a late submission you won’t be able to participate at a Planning Conference. More information on making a submission can be found in the How to make a submission section below.

You will find all current information and original information about the proposal in the Plans and Supporting Information section.


RELEVANT BACKGROUND TO THE APPLICATION

This is not the first application by Fabcot Pty Ltd to develop the land at 10-16 Selwyn Street, Elsternwick. In February 2019, Council refused a proposed mixed use development of up to 14 storeys in height including a supermarket, place of assembly, retail premises and apartments.

This decision was appealed to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) who upheld Council’s refusal and considered that the proposal was not an acceptable fit for the area. VCAT however identified aspects of the proposal that were acceptable.

The current proposal incorporates a number of the features that VCAT considered to be acceptable. The VCAT decision is a relevant consideration for the current application.

A copy of the VCAT decision is available at this link.


THE PLANS AND SUPPORTING INFORMATION

The plans and reports below are the current amended plans and will help you to determine if the proposal will impact you in any way, either positively or negatively.

The following information was submitted with the initial application and have been provided for context. They are useful in understanding the changes that have been made.


WHAT WILL COUNCIL CONSIDER WHEN MAKING A DECISION?

The Glen Eira Planning Scheme identifies the different planning controls that affect the land. Under the provisions of the Glen Eira Planning Scheme, a planning permit is required:

These controls provide a series of 'decision guidelines' that Council must consider as part of its assessment. The decision guidelines also require Council to consider matters including the Planning Policy Framework included in the Glen Eira Planning Scheme.

Council is not responsible for considering whether the works to the existing Fire Station building are appropriate from a heritage perspective. The Fire Station building is included on the Victorian Heritage Register and Heritage Victoria is the Responsible Authority for considering whether the works to the Fire Station are appropriate through a separate application process.


HOW TO MAKE A SUBMISSION

If you think the proposal will impact you, either positively or negatively, let us know by completing a submission.

You can do this online by completing the submission form.

Please use an alternative browser to Internet Explorer (for example Chrome) when accessing the form.

For your submission to be considered you need to include:

  • your name;
  • the reasons why you think it will affect you; and
  • a way for us to contact you (we suggest you include your email address, your mailing address and phone number).

If you have concerns with the proposal, think about what would help address your concerns and let us know. If we can help mediate an outcome, then this can be best for everyone.

(External link)

Page last updated: 02 July 2021, 17:55