Community engagement update

Across Council there are six key areas of activity that drive community engagement.

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Council engages with the community via information sessions, workshops, e-newsletters and events.

In the period January to March 2019 Council conducted 16 consultations with the community and approximately 2,683 community members participated.


Engagement areas

Across Council there are six key areas of activity that drive community engagement.

Council engages with the community via information sessions, workshops, e-newsletters and events.

In the period January to March 2019 Council conducted 16 consultations with the community and approximately 2,683 community members participated.

We are committed to engaging on matters that involve: Consultations conducted Responses Received
Significant change to services and facilities 15 2,054
A change in strategic direction 1 629
Changes to existing amenity or character of an area    
Considerable budget implications    
Controversial or sensitive matter    
Key emerging issue    

* Note that at the time of preparing this report 8 consultations were ongoing.


What did the community tell us? 

New Community Shed at Moorleigh Village – “Pleased also to see it is not a “men’s shed, I would encourage the younger community members to be able to come along and enjoy the features”

Social and Affordable Housing – “The majority of participants indicated that housing affordability is an issue in Glen Eira to a moderate to large/great/very large extent

Rosanna Street Reserve (Stage 2) – concept design was generally well received. Requests for consideration/change included installation of BBQ facilities, review location of some significant trees due to overshadowing neighbouring properties, request to install active recreation space

Safe Cycling Corridor project – "Loss of parking is not supported, Council should explore different route options other than Interman Road, concern about safety of pedestrians"

Pedestrian Safe Neighbourhood project – “Unsafe environment around school during pick up and drop off, rat running, need for better walking and cycling routes in the area"

Bentleigh Eat Street – "noise needs to be considered, vehicle access, space will foster a stronger sense of community"


Upcoming projects in the next quarter

Koornang Park and Lord Reserve Masterplan

The draft Koornang Park and Lord Reserve Masterplan, not including the Carnegie Swim Centre redevelopment, will be advertised for community consultation during May/June. The draft Masterplan presents an overall vision for these reserves, aiming to provide an integrated and community orientated vision for this precinct, whilst retaining the individual character of both reserves. Community consultation will seek feedback from local residents as well as the broader community regarding the proposals in the draft Masterplan.

EE Gunn Reserve Sportsground Floodlighting Upgrade

Council received Federal Government funding to upgrade the sportsground floodlighting on Oval 1 at EE Gunn Reserve in 2019/20. As with recent sportsground floodlighting upgrades undertaken at other reserves, engagement with the community will happen by way of information provided to residents within close proximity to the sportsground to inform them of the project, including the benefits, outcomes and how impacts have been minimised.

Packer Park Sportsground Floodlighting Upgrade

Council received Federal Government funding to upgrade the sportsground floodlighting Packer Park in 2019/20. As with recent sportsground floodlighting upgrades undertaken at other reserves, engagement with the community will happen by way of information provided to residents within close proximity to the sportsground to inform them of the project, including the benefits, outcomes and how impacts have been minimised.
Elsternwick Urban Renewal South Masterplan – Place Analysis Report
Council is working towards the development of a Masterplan for the Elsternwick Urban Renewal South area. The first phase of this project has involved undertaking background technical studies for urban design, traffic and economics, studies which have informed a Place Analysis Report. Council will be seeking community feedback on this Report.

Elsternwick Community Hub

The adopted Elsternwick Structure Plan outlines a vision for a community hub to be established in the activity centre that accommodates the Elsternwick Library and Orrong Road Kindergarten. Council will be seeking community input on what other components should be considered when designing the Hub.

Public Transport Gap Analysis

The Integrated Transport Strategy has set a goal to ‘strive for a 50:50 mode share of car and non-car trips by 2031’. This goal aims to provide alternate transport options to vehicle use to help relieve congestion and improve wellbeing. A public transport gap analysis will be prepared to assess the current state of public transport and accessibility across the municipality. The analysis will be available for community review.


Visit us at www.haveyoursaygleneira.com.au/communityvoice to find out more.