We were pleased to provide planning support for the Taplin Group’s $17 million Ozone Cinema and deck car park at Glenelg. Recently granted approval, this transformational project will see the return of a cinema complex to the iconic Jetty Road precinct.
The City of Holdfast Bay played an important role in the realisation of this development proposal, allowing the Taplin Group to establish the cinema’s main building plate over an existing Council-owned car park. A new deck car park will also be constructed over an existing at-grade car park sitting opposite the cinema, as anticipated by the Development Plan. Council will also retain ownership and operating control of all the car parking.
With clarity provided via a formal heads of agreement between the Council and the Taplin Group, this is a great example of a public/private partnership helping to realise development opportunities within an established precinct hungry for revitalization.
The development assessment process also remained robust and transparent, with the Development Assessment Commission agreeing to Council’s request that it be the determining authority given the potential conflict of interest. The Council also engaged an independent planning expert to review the application, including URPS’ supporting documentation, to assist DAC’s assessment.
We look forward to the movies coming back to Jetty Road, as well as the people and vibrancy that will accompany them.