Major project updates

1. Duncan Mackinnon Reserve

Duncan Mackinnon Reserve Masterplan Implementation: Stage 1 Civil and Landscape

Project Status

Stage 1 Civil and Landscaping Works commenced.

Key achievements

Stage 1 design completed and tender awarded.

Planned activities for the first quarter of 19/20:

Construction of Stage 1 landscaping works. Finalise detailed civil design and documentation for future (stage 2) landscaping works.

2. Carnegie Warehouse — 296–298 Neerim Road, Carnegie

Project Status

Demolition/Concept for activation

Key achievements

Tender to demolish the current warehouse underway. Concept design for interim use of the site is underway.

Planned activities for the next quarter

Demolition of the existing building as well as exploration of management and curation opportunities for events. The concept design will be finalised and presented to Councillors prior to consultation.

3. Lord Reserve and Koornang Park

Carnegie Swim Centre (CSC) Redevelopment

Project Status

Currently in feasibility phase.

Key achievements

Initial feasibility undertaken on business modelling, principles and initial options for CSC, which have been discussed with Councillors to inform concept plans for future community consultation. The scope of services to be provided at CSC has been reviewed in conjunction with current and future services at GESAC to determine the best mix across both sites.

Planned activities for the first quarter of 19/20

Further refinement of Business Plan for CSC and the preparation of concepts for the next phase of community consultation.

Carnegie Precinct Master Plan (Lord Reserve and Koornang Park)

Project Status

Lord Reserve and Koornang Park Masterplan adopted by Council.

Key achievements

Masterplan was adopted by Council in June 2019.

Planned activities for the first quarter of 19/20

Staging of the implementation activities will be reviewed in conjunction with future plans for the redevelopment of the Carnegie Swim Centre. Concept plans for new pavilion at Lord Reserve prepared for community consultation.

4. Preparation and implementation of Structure Plans for Carnegie, Elsternwick and Bentleigh and Quality Design Guidelines for Glen Eira.

Project Status

Work is well underway in the preparation and implementation of Structure Plans and Quality Design Guidelines for Carnegie and Bentleigh. Elsternwick is undergoing a separate process. When adopting the Elsternwick Structure Plan Council committed to further Shadowing and Traffic Analysis for the Urban Renewal Area, and the formation of a community reference group. Technical studies have been finalised and made publicly available.

Key achievements

Since adoption of the Structure Plans in 2018, the Minister for Planning has approved ‘interim planning controls’ for Bentleigh, Carnegie and Elsternwick. The ‘interim planning controls’ place a height limit on areas where the current planning controls allow for greater development heights than those proposed in the Structure Plans. Proposed planning controls for Carnegie and Bentleigh were presented to a Council meeting in December 2018. The proposed planning controls for Bentleigh and Carnegie have been sent to the Minister for Planning for authorisation to be publicly exhibited.

Planned activities for the next quarter

A Place Analysis Report for the Elsternwick Urban Renewal South area will be released for the community to provide feedback on. The feedback will allow Council to progress with developing a draft Masterplan. Pending authorisation from the Minister for Planning, the Bentleigh and Carnegie planning controls will be publicly exhibited for the community to make a formal submission. (Refer to flowchart on page 11).

5. Elsternwick Community Hub

Project Status

Proposed components and early feasibility.

Key achievements

Since the adoption of the Elsternwick Structure Plan, Council has committed to developing a new vibrant community hub in Elsternwick. Proposed components have been developed for community consultation which will occur in the first quarter of the 2019-20 Financial Year.

Planned activities for the first quarter of 19/20

Following community consultation, further feasibility will be undertaken.

6. Carnegie Market

Project Status

Concept and feasibility.

Key achievements

Since the adoption of the Carnegie Structure Plan, Council has sought to realise the vision of creating a market on the Library car park. Initial feasibility assessment has been completed and high level concept plans are being developed.

Planned activities for the first quarter of 19/20:

Progress high level development concept designs and further detailed modelling and feasibility.

7. Elsternwick Cultural Precinct

Project Status

Design Development

Key achievements

In November 2018, Council endorsed a vision for the Elsternwick cultural Precinct, centered around Selwyn Street. In April 2019 following a public notice and submission period, Council endorsed a proposal to make road configuration modifications to Selwyn Street as part of the future design and development of the precinct.

A consultant team has been appointed to develop a precinct design which includes the integration of commemorative artwork
for survivors of the Holocaust.

Planned activities forthe first quarter of 19/20

An artist or creative team will be appointed and embedded into the design team to develop the integrated art component and continue the development of the precinct design.

8. Pedestrian Safe Neighbourhood Pilot

Project Status

Concept development

Key achievements

Council adopted an Integrated Transport Strategy in 2018. To achieve the vision of the Strategy, Council has committed to a Pedestrian Safe Neighbourhood Pilot in the area surrounding Coatesville Primary School in Bentleigh East. A Community Reference Group has been established and the first meeting held.

Planned activities for the first quarter of 19/20

A draft neighbourhood plan will be developed and released for community feedback.

9. Safe Cycling Corridor Pilot

Project Status

Exploration of alternative routes.

Key achievements

Council adopted an Integrated Transport Strategy in 2018. To achieve the vision of the Strategy, Council has committed to a safe cycling corridor pilot.

Planned activities for the first quarter of 19/20

Council is exploring alternative routes for the safe cycling corridor pilot.

10. Bentleigh Library Improvements

Project Status

Detailed design.

Key achievements

With the adoption of the Bentleigh Structure Plan, Council has committed to undertaking improvements to the Bentleigh Library, including a Youth Hub. Community consultation was undertaken and completed in May 2019.

Planned activities for the first quarter of 19/20

Procure architectural services for development of detailed design.

11. Bentleigh Eat Street

Project Status

Detailed design underway.

Key achievements

Concept design completed and detailed design awarded. With the adoption of the Bentleigh Structure Plan, Council has committed to realising the vision of a pedestrian friendly mall in the Bentleigh activity centre.

Planned activities for the next quarter

Detailed design development.

12. Murrumbeena Community Hub

Project Status

Concept plans completed. Community consultation underway.

Key achievements

Costed concept plan has been completed.

Planned activities for the first quarter of 19/20

Review community consultation feedback and provide a report to Council.

13. Harleston Park play space and sports cour

Project Status

Play space and sports court opened to public.

Key achievements

Construction completed.

14. Harleston Park public toilets

Project Status

Toilets opened to public.

Key achievements

Construction works completed.

15. McKinnon Reserve Playspace

Project Status

Stage 1 play space opened to public.

Key achievements

Construction completed.

16. McKinnon Reserve public toilets

Project Status

Toilets opened to public.

Key achievements

Construction works completed.

17. EE Gunn Reserve cricket nets

Project Status

Cricket nets opened.

Key achievements

Construction works completed.

Planned activities for the first quarter of 19/20

Construct storage shelter adjacent to nets for clubs.

Projects commenced this quarter

EE Gunn Reserve Foch Street Car Parking and Road Works

Project Status

Construction of indented parking bays in Foch Street along EE Gunn Reserve, including
commencement of road and drainage improvements.

Key achievements

Construction commenced, retaining walls completed and works on indented parking bays progressing.

Planned activities for the first quarter of 19/20

Complete works