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Lord Mayor wants to bend boundaries

13 May 2013

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Lord Mayor Robert Doyle’s hopes of incorporating Fishermans Bend into the City of Melbourne’s (CoM) boundaries is a step closer, after the council unanimously carried a motion to request the move to the Minister for Planning, Matthew Guy.

The change is far from a certainty, with the City of Port Phillip staunchly against the move. Currently most of Fishermans Bend is within the City of Port Phillip.

The CoM is concerned that two councils with different planning schemes covering the development will lead to poor planning outcomes.

Cr Doyle (who moved the motion to approach the Minister on April 16) said he was particularly concerned about how the restrictions within Port Phillip would impact on the new development and that Melbourne had more experience and expertise in planning matters than any other council.

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