Welfare Street Development Portarlington

Thursday, 4 January 2018

The following statements are in response to a series of questions from the Bellarine Times.

Kelvin Walsh - Director Planning and Development:

The proposed development at 31 Welfare Street has been assessed against the Planning Scheme and was found to meet the relevant provisions and policies.
Objections received were considered during the planning application’s assessment, and objectors were given an opportunity to appeal the City’s decision to support the proposal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

With no appeals lodged with VCAT a Planning Permit was issued.
Both the City and the property owners were aware that some of land contains fill, and there is a requirement for this to be addressed at the Building Permit stage in the form of a geotechnical investigation.