Member's Statement- City of Port Phillip: St Kilda Triangle 2012 framework


Ms PENNICUIK -- On another matter, I would like to congratulate the councillors and staff of the City of Port Phillip on the adoption of the St Kilda Triangle 2012 framework.

Port Phillip Planning Scheme: Amendment


Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- The Greens will support the motion put forward by Mr Tee to revoke amendment C102, which was put forward by the Minister for Planning on 5 July. That amendment rezones 240 hectares at Fishermans Bend to the capital city zone. With one fell swoop of the pen, the minister has taken away the rights of owners and occupiers in the community to any notification or appeal, rights that would exist if the development of the area were under the control of the responsible authority, Port Phillip City Council, as it was prior to this amendment.

Motion: Production of Documents: Ports & Environs



Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- The Greens will support this motion, and we suggest that the particular document we are looking for -- the Ports and Environs Advisory Committee report -- should already have been released. I find it quite astonishing that the report has not been released, especially given the announcement that was made on 24 April regarding the redevelopment of the Port of Melbourne Corporation and the expansion of Webb Dock, as it is called, to accommodate a new container terminal, which we are told will have a capacity of 1 million containers.

Question Without Notice: Port of Melbourne Redevelopment


Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- My question is to the Minister for Planning, and it relates to the announcement by the Premier on 24 April of a redevelopment of the port of Melbourne, including construction of a new container terminal at Webb Dock. It is estimated that there will be 1 million container movements at Webb Dock, which is close to residential areas, with the concomitant impacts of noise, light and air pollution. Has the minister received any advice as to who the proponent will be and whether it will be required to undertake an EES (environment effects statement) under the Environment Effects Act 1978 as a project with significant environmental effects and/or an assessment under the Major Projects Facilitation Act 2009 or a panel inquiry under the Planning (Environment) Act 1987?

Adjournment: Kew Residential Services - site development


Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Major Projects. People may be aware that it is the 125th anniversary since the establishment in 1887 of Kew Cottages as the first government facility for intellectually disabled children in Australia. On 16 February I attended a meeting of the Kew Cottages Coalition and also present were the Minister for Health, the Honourable David Davis; the Minister for Corrections, Mr McIntosh; Mrs Coote and the mayor of the City of Boroondara, Heinz Kreutz.

It is fair enough to say that it was a heated meeting. All the aforementioned people spoke at the meeting, including me.