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Published on 28 February 2018

Jewish cultural precinct to be created in Elsternwick

A Jewish cultural precinct will be created as part of the recently adopted Elsternwick Structure Plan.

A Jewish cultural precinct will be created as part of the recently adopted Elsternwick Structure Plan.

Building on the success of the Elsternwick Plaza upgrade, new public spaces will be created in Selwyn and Gordon Streets to strengthen the cultural and entertainment precinct around the train station.

Focused around the Holocaust Museum, the Selwyn Street upgrade will be inspired by European Jewish squares that will involve widening the footpaths and making most of the street one-way.

Glen Eira Mayor Cr Tony Athanasopoulos said every year Selwyn Street is closed for several cultural events, including the Jewish culture street festival In One Voice, which in 2017 attracted more than 7,000 participants.

"It’s hoped that investment in this new public space will be a catalyst for greater cultural uses in Selwyn Street and the wider precinct," he said.

"Just next to Selwyn Street, a new plaza across the railway line and Gordon Street will connect the train station with the Classic Cinema, creating a safe night-time precinct in the heart of Elsternwick."

Other public space projects outlined in the Elsternwick Structure Plan include:

  • Staniland Grove Park and Community Hub;
  • Carre Street pedestrian amenity;
  • Stanley Street east car park; and
  • Gordon Street studio site.

To view the plan and find out more about our plan for the future of Elsternwick, visit www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/elsternwick

Media Release — Jewish cultural precinct to be created in Elsternwick

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