Published on 01 December 2021

Hopetoun Gardens Bandstand

The new bandstand is the first project from the Hopetoun Gardens Landscape Masterplan and will improve access and usage while celebrating the historical elements which make the gardens unique. 

Project snapshot

Status: Contractor appointed for construction, with site set-up works currently underway
Timeline: Due for completion mid-June 2022

Council has secured funding through the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program to complete the new bandstand in Hopetoun Gardens as part of Council’s 2021/22 Capital Works program. 

The lowering of the bandstand was recommended as part of the Hopetoun Gardens Landscape Masterplan. This process included extensive community engagement, including discussion with Council’s Heritage Advisor and the Glen Eira Historical Society who support the project by providing a ground level bandstand which referenced the original design.  

The new bandstand will:

  • improve access and usage  
  • celebrate the historical elements which make the gardens unique 
  • feature planting to reflect colour and texture of northern and central gardens providing a thematic visual link along the main path system.

This exciting project will enable the bandstand to be reconnected to the pathways and collectively improve passive surveillance opportunities, remove hidden spots and provide an accessible, attractive and engaging space which will result in increased usage for our growing community.  

New bandstand artist impression


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