Liveable and well designed

A well planned city that is a great place to be.

Commitment Performance measure Progress update as at 31 March 2019 Status
We will work with the Victorian Planning Authority to manage growth in our municipality in a way that involves the community and stakeholders, and addresses development, open space, business and transport. Deliver a structure plan for East Village, Bentleigh East and substantially progress the structure plan for the Caulfield Station Precinct in partnership with the Victorian Planning Authority. Council is working with the VPA, the East Village landowner and DELWP to address the authorisation conditions prior to exhibition. Council is working with the Victorian Planning Authority to undertake the Caulfield Station Precinct Structure Plan. Council is working with the VPA to develop the scope for the Plan. Slightly behind
We will progress the development of a new vibrant community hub in Elsternwick. Community consultation undertaken on feasibility and proposed components of the new community hub by June 2019. Feasibility study commenced. Community engagement on proposed components planned to occur by June 2019. On track
We will commence the statutory implementation of our structure plans for Bentleigh, Carnegie and Elsternwick. Panel process concluded and amendments submitted to the Minister for Planning for approval. In January 2019 Council lodged the authorisation request for the Bentleigh and Carnegie Planning Scheme Amendment. The implementation of the Elsternwick Structure Plan is going through a separate process. Council is progressing with the development of a Masterplan for the Elsternwick Urban Renewal South area, with background technical studies drafted. The Community Reference Group has provided detailed feedback on the draft reports. On track
We will update and refresh a minimum of two key Council community infrastructure strategies relating to recreation, open space and facilities. Naturestrip Planting Guidelines endorsed by Council. Council endorsed the Naturestrip Planting Guidelines at the 19 March 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting Completed
  Recreation Needs Analysis updated and endorsed by Council. Recreation Needs Analysis review completed. Draft document planned to be presented to Council in May 2019. On track
We will develop, consult and implement policies and controls that protect heritage, and the character of our residential areas. Major Heritage Review amendment is endorsed by Council and submitted to the Minister for Planning for authorisation. Council considered submissions received in relation to the heritage amendment for the former ABC site at 8 Gordon Street. For the Major Heritage Review, assessment underway for Bentleigh and Carnegie residential areas and Elsternwick. Panel of heritage consultants engaged for further work On track
We will invest a minimum of $30M through Council’s Capital Works Program. $35M spent on Capital Works Program for 2018–19. $22.281 million spent at the end of March 2019. Slightly behind
We will further progress the development of a community focussed multi-use recreation precinct for Lord Reserve, Carnegie Swim Centre, and Koornang Park, Carnegie. Community consultation on concept plans for Carnegie Swim Centre and endorsement by Council. The business case, feasibility and scope for Carnegie Swim Centre is being reviewed in conjunction with current and future service offerings at GESAC to determine the best mix of leisure services for the community across both sites. Slightly behind
  Community consultation on concept master plan for Lord Reserve / Koornang Park and endorsement by Council. Masterplan concepts being prepared. Community consultation planned for May 2019. On track
We will commence the implementation of a new "Eat Street" in Bentleigh. Community consultation completed. Community consultation completed. Feedback will be incorporated into design development phase. Completed
We will start planning for the development of a new food market in Carnegie. A feasibility report on a future market as part of a development in the Carnegie Library car park presented to Council by June 2019. Initial feasibility modelling has been completed. Further refinement and detail of market functionality, facilities, access and amenity currently progressing to inform feasibility report. Scheduled for presentation to Council in May 2019. On track
We will refresh Glen Eira City Council's Municipal Strategic Statement to reflect recent strategic planning work, including the Activity Centre, Housing and Local Economy Strategy (July 17). Council adoption of planning scheme amendment and submission to Minister for Planning for approval. The Planning Minister introduced a new structure for all Victorian Planning Schemes (VC148) on 31 July 2018. The process is supported by DELWP who will help with converting the Municipal Strategic Statement into the new format Planning Policy Framework in the second half of 2019. Given this, Council can no longer update the Municipal Strategic Statement this financial year. At risk
We will guide better buildings in Glen Eira through the implementation of our Quality Design Guidelines. Public exhibition of permanent planning controls which seek to implement the Quality Design Guidelines. The Quality Design Guidelines have been implemented in Bentleigh, Carnegie and Elsternwick through the interim Design and Development Overlay approved by the Minister in August 2018. Detailed work continues to inform the development of a suite of permanent planning controls that will implement the Quality Design Guidelines. Carnegie and Bentleigh will be the first centres as part of the Structure Plans Planning Scheme Amendment. On track
We will take steps to increase the future availability of social and affordable housing in the municipality. Social and Affordable Housing Strategy endorsed by Council for community consultation by December 2018. Ensure that the Section 173 Agreement for East Village contains provisions for delivery of affordable housing outcomes. Council has been successful in securing funding to develop an Affordable Housing Strategy and this work is currently being undertaken. A Social and Affordable Housing discussion paper was endorsed for public consultation by Council in February 2019. Community engagement took place 4 March-1 April. It is intended that the East Village Section 173 Agreement will contain provisions for the delivery of affordable housing outcomes. On track