THE Victorian Government today announced the appointment of an independent Advisory Committee to review planning and urban design matters related to the controversial proposed redevelopment of the former Port Phillip Woollen Mills site at Nelson Place, Williamstown and land south of site, fronting Aitken Street and Kanowna Street.
The former Woollen Mills site was recently rezoned by the Minister for Planning, Justin Madden, to Residential 1 in March. The proposed development of the site consists of 412 dwellings, including 329 apartments and 84 townhouses that vary in height from three to thirteen stories. The application was not supported by Hobsons Bay City Council last December 2009. At the time of the rezoning, Mr Madden said that an independent advisory committee will be appointed to recommend planning controls to be applied to the 2.7 hectare site.