City of Port Phillip Have Your Say

Welcome to Have Your Say City of Port Phillip. This consultation hub is a space for you to contribute your ideas and feedback on key decisions and priorities for our community.

To participate, simply click on the current projects you are interested in below.

Registration to Have Your Say is optional, but as a registered member you’ll receive regular updates about new consultations and ways to get involved (don’t worry we won’t fill up your inbox every week.)

Get involved and have your say today!

 

Welcome to Have Your Say City of Port Phillip. This consultation hub is a space for you to contribute your ideas and feedback on key decisions and priorities for our community.

To participate, simply click on the current projects you are interested in below.

Registration to Have Your Say is optional, but as a registered member you’ll receive regular updates about new consultations and ways to get involved (don’t worry we won’t fill up your inbox every week.)

Get involved and have your say today!

 

Latest News

  • Proposed new public toilet at Sandridge Community Centre and Trugo Club

    6 days ago
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    The City of Port Phillip is planning to install a public toilet at the Sandridge Community Centre and Trugo Club building, for use by visitors to Garden City Reserve.

    Please complete our short survey to give us your feedback.


    The City of Port Phillip is planning to install a public toilet at the Sandridge Community Centre and Trugo Club building, for use by visitors to Garden City Reserve.

    Please complete our short survey to give us your feedback.


  • How do we keep our City great? Council Plan and Budget 2016/17

    14 days ago
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    Each year, Port Phillip Council prepares an annual budget and reviews its Council Plan. Getting feedback from our community is vital part of this process as it helps guide our priorities and make choices that will keep rates affordable. So what’s important to you in keeping our City great?

    How can you get involved?

    Please give us your feedback by midnight on Monday 7 March 2016.


    Each year, Port Phillip Council prepares an annual budget and reviews its Council Plan. Getting feedback from our community is vital part of this process as it helps guide our priorities and make choices that will keep rates affordable. So what’s important to you in keeping our City great?

    How can you get involved?

    Please give us your feedback by midnight on Monday 7 March 2016.


  • Have you been to the Moon Flower Night Market?

    about 1 month ago
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    The Market runs every Friday in the gardens in front of St Kilda Town Hall throughout December and January. Market attractions include great live music, street food stalls, a garden bar and independent artist/designer/vintage stalls.

    The Moon Flower Market has been running since 2015 with the aim to attract local residents and new people to the area including Carlisle Street. Please take the time to complete this short survey to tell us what you think of the market. The consultation closes on Tuesday 2nd February 2016.


    The Market runs every Friday in the gardens in front of St Kilda Town Hall throughout December and January. Market attractions include great live music, street food stalls, a garden bar and independent artist/designer/vintage stalls.

    The Moon Flower Market has been running since 2015 with the aim to attract local residents and new people to the area including Carlisle Street. Please take the time to complete this short survey to tell us what you think of the market. The consultation closes on Tuesday 2nd February 2016.

  • Peanut Farm sporting pavilion upgrade

    2 months ago
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    The City of Port Phillip has been awarded funding for the redevelopment of the Peanut Farm sports pavilion and we are seeking your feedback on draft key design parameters which will help guide the design of the pavilion’s upgrade.

    Share your feedback by taking our survey by Sunday 31 January 2016. Consultation has closed.


    The City of Port Phillip has been awarded funding for the redevelopment of the Peanut Farm sports pavilion and we are seeking your feedback on draft key design parameters which will help guide the design of the pavilion’s upgrade.

    Share your feedback by taking our survey by Sunday 31 January 2016. Consultation has closed.


  • J.L Murphy Reserve sports pavilion redevelopment

    2 months ago
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    We have been awarded funding for the redevelopment of the J.L Murphy Reserve sports pavilion and we are seeking your feedback on draft key design parameters which will help guide the design of the pavilion’s upgrade. Share your feedback by taking our survey by Sunday 31 January 2016. Consultation has closed.
    We have been awarded funding for the redevelopment of the J.L Murphy Reserve sports pavilion and we are seeking your feedback on draft key design parameters which will help guide the design of the pavilion’s upgrade. Share your feedback by taking our survey by Sunday 31 January 2016. Consultation has closed.
  • Draft St Kilda Triangle Masterplan

    2 months ago
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    We’ve co-designed the draft St Kilda Triangle Masterplan with community, industry and government. Now it’s your chance to let us know what you think.

    Review the draft Masterplan and have your say by completing a feedback form by 29 January 2016. This consultation has now closed.


    We’ve co-designed the draft St Kilda Triangle Masterplan with community, industry and government. Now it’s your chance to let us know what you think.

    Review the draft Masterplan and have your say by completing a feedback form by 29 January 2016. This consultation has now closed.


  • Your Say on Acland St Upgrade

    3 months ago
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    At the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 8 December 2015, Council endorsed the streetscape framework plan for Acland Street.

    Council carried out a two phase engagement approach, across the two consultation periods held in March/April and October/November, approximately 1,500 individual consultation responses were received. You can view the consultation summary report in the Document Library.



    At the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 8 December 2015, Council endorsed the streetscape framework plan for Acland Street.

    Council carried out a two phase engagement approach, across the two consultation periods held in March/April and October/November, approximately 1,500 individual consultation responses were received. You can view the consultation summary report in the Document Library.



  • Have your say on Council's proposed lease to ANAM

    5 months ago
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    Council is proposing to grant a new 15 year lease of part of the South Melbourne Town Hall to the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) on the following terms:

    • Permitted use: Music education and performance
    • Term: 15 years commencing 1 January 2016
    • Rental: $120,000 per annum plus GST, inclusive of outgoings (at commencement of lease)

    Submissions

    Thank you to all those who have made a submission, attended the drop-in session with Council officers on Monday 21 September, or otherwise expressed their interest in this topic.

    Council will continue to accept submissions up to and on the day of the... Continue reading


    Council is proposing to grant a new 15 year lease of part of the South Melbourne Town Hall to the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) on the following terms:

    • Permitted use: Music education and performance
    • Term: 15 years commencing 1 January 2016
    • Rental: $120,000 per annum plus GST, inclusive of outgoings (at commencement of lease)

    Submissions

    Thank you to all those who have made a submission, attended the drop-in session with Council officers on Monday 21 September, or otherwise expressed their interest in this topic.

    Council will continue to accept submissions up to and on the day of the 27 October Council Meeting.

    Written submissions can be emailed to property@portphillip.vic.gov.au or mailed to:

    Property Team
    City of Port Phillip
    Private Bag 3
    PO St Kilda, VIC 3182

    Submissions may also be handed in to the St Kilda Town Hall, located at the corner Brighton Road and Carlisle Street, St Kilda.

    Submissions on this proposal will be considered in accordance with Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989.

    Council decision making process

    A staged decision making process will be undertaken:

    • Council will receive a Council Report on Tuesday 27 October with a summary of all of the submissions received and responses from Council officers for consideration. The Council Report will recommend that a decision be deferred to a future Council Meeting to allow consideration of the submissions.
    • Any person making a written submission and requesting to be heard in support of their submission is entitled to appear in person, or may be represented by a person acting on their behalf, before an Ordinary Meeting of Council on 27 October 2015 at the St Kilda Town Hall.
    • A summary of submissions and officer responses will be made public for community consideration via the 27 October Council Report and at a second community drop-in session scheduled for Monday 9 November.
    • A report will be submitted to Council on the 8 December 2015 seeking a decision on the proposed lease.

    Information on how to make a request to speak at a council meeting is available on Council's website: http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/request-speak-council-meetings.htm(External link)

    Community drop-in session – Monday 9 November

    A drop-in session has been scheduled for 6-8pm, Monday 9 November in the South Melbourne Town Hall Theatrette.

    This is an opportunity for community members to meet with Council officers and discuss the feedback received and officer responses submitted at the Council Meeting on the 27 October, prior to a report being submitted to Council on the 8 December 2015 seeking a decision on the proposed lease.

    Background

    The South Melbourne Town Hall is a magnificent building which sits majestically atop Emerald Hill. It accommodates not only ANAM, but also the South Melbourne Community Hub, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Council’s ASSIST customer service counter, and two community meeting spaces and a theatrette that can be booked through Council.

    ANAM was established in 1995 as part of the Commonwealth Government’s “Creative Nation” policy, as Australia’s national centre for training the country’s elite-level musicians. In 1996 an agreement was established between four parties; Port Phillip City Council, ANAM, Melbourne University, and the Victorian Government. The agreement enables ANAM to occupy part of the South Melbourne Town Hall, including the eastern side at both levels and the auditorium. Other later leases have extended the area that ANAM occupies to include part of the first floor west wing. ANAM conducts about 180 events in the town hall and attracts 22,000 people in a year.

    The existing leases expire early in 2017. ANAM have approached Council seeking a new long term lease so that it has security of tenure and can plan its future with certainty. ANAM’s preferred option is to remain at the South Melbourne Town Hall, but it is considering alternatives in Melbourne and interstate.

    The proposed new lease largely seeks continuation of the existing arrangements, but through one consolidated lease. The proposed lease aims to ensure that Council is not subsidising the costs associated with having ANAM in the building such as electricity, water and maintenance costs.

    Lease Area

    According to survey, the total floor area of the South Melbourne Town Hall is 4,265 square metres. The area to be occupied by ANAM under the proposed lease is 58.4% of the total. This includes a discount for the area of the main hall as it will only be occupied by ANAM for 33 weeks of each year, with the remaining 19 weeks to be made available for public use.

    Rent

    The rent was originally stated as $120,000 including outgoings. In response to community feedback regarding transparency, rent is now being considered separately to outgoings.

    The figure of $120,000 was proposed by ANAM and was based on a continuation of previous payments being made to Council, allowing for escalation.

    Under the 1996 agreement ANAM pays an occupancy cost (outgoings), which was worked out to be about $95K per annum based on the proportion of floor space it occupies and the costs associated with the running of the town hall. The extended leased spaces attract a combined rental of $21K per annum. Under the three existing arrangements, ANAM pays a total of about $116K per annum in rent and outgoings.

    According to the commercial valuation, market rent is estimated at $750,000 per annum for the whole of the South Melbourne Town Hall. An estimated market rent of $450,000 per annum would be applicable to the portion of the town hall occupied by ANAM (ie 58.4% of total).

    Outgoings

    The annual costs of running the building (outgoings) is $349,705. This is based predominantly on the costs from 2014/15.

    The total building outgoings ($349,705) comprises of:

    - Utilities - $90,793

    • Gas - $5,443
    • Electricity - $78,586
    • Water/sewerage - $6,764

    - Facility Services - $105,084

    • Cleaning - $75,790
    • Essential Services $4,400
    • Pest Control$1,700
    • Lift Servicing $3,265
    • Fire Services $2,300
    • Air Conditioning $15,500
    • Security Services $2,129

    - Reactive maintenance/repairs - $129,396, of which $85,000 is considered to be lessee responsibility and $44,396 is considered a landlord responsibility.

    - Building Insurance - $24,432

    To determine the appropriate apportionment of outgoings to the proposed lease, the following calculation has been made:

    • Total building outgoings $349,705 - $44,396 for landlord maintenance costs = $305,309 (revised total building outgoings relevant to lease)
    • 58.4% (proportion of building occupied by ANAM) of $305,309 (total revised outgoings) = $178,300 (ANAM’s share of outgoings).

    Capital contribution

    The South Melbourne Town Hall will require capital investment in the short to medium term for such things as a new lift and an air-conditioning system.

    Previous contributions to the capital works to the South Melbourne Town Hall by ANAM were made by the Federal Government in 1996 when ANAM commenced occupation of the town hall ($1.5M). This figure went towards refurbishment and fit out of the ANAM lease area, including restoration works in the Ballantyne Room, the Council Chamber and the foyer.

    State Government subsequently provided a further $500,000, matched by $500,000 from the Commonwealth, to refurbish the main hall. In 2013 State Government provided $440,000 to refurbish the first floor of the west wing.

    There is no detailed Asset Management Plan for the South Melbourne Town Hall. It is reasonable to use depreciation as a proxy of likely renewal resourcing in such circumstances. Depreciation equates to $207,000 per annum in total of which $120,900 is relevant to the proposed lease area (58.4%).

    More information

    For any further queries or feedback regarding the proposed lease please contact David Graffen, Property Coordinator, on 9209 6809 or email property@portphillip.vic.gov.au