Major project updates

1. Duncan Mackinnon Reserve

Master Plan Implementation - Stage 1 Landscape

Project Status

Stage 1 Landscaping Works package Tender closed. Report being prepared for 30 April Council meeting.

Key achievements

Stage 1 design completed and Tendered.

Planned activities for the next quarter

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

2. Lord Reserve and Koornang Park

Carnegie Swim Centre (CSC) Redevelopment

Project Status

Currently in Feasibility Phase.

Key achievements

The scope of future services to be provided at CSC is being reviewed in conjunction with current and future services at GESAC to determine the best mix of leisure services for the community across both sites.

Planned activities for the next quarter

Further refinement of Business Plan for CSC including consideration of GESAC impacts prior to the next phase of community consultation.

Carnegie Precinct Master Plan (Lord Reserve and Koornang Park)

Project Status

Currently in concept design phase.

Key achievements

The scope of future facilities and recreation activities to be provided at the Carnegie precinct is being reviewed in conjunction with future plans for the redevelopment of the Carnegie Swim Centre.

Planned activities for the next quarter

Undertake community consultation on the draft Masterplan for Lord Reserve and Koornang Park.

3. 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).

4. Elsternwick Community Hub

Project Status

Proposed components/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 May 2019.

Planned activities for the next quarter

Following community consultation, feasibility will be undertaken.

5. Carnegie Market

Project Status

Concept/Feasibility.

Key achievements

Since the adoption of the Carnegie Structure Plan, Council has sought to realise 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 next quarter

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

6. 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.

7. Elsternwick Cultural Precinct

Project Status

Concept/Road closure.

Key achievements

In November 2018, Council endorsed a vision for the Elsternwick Cultural Precinct, centered around Selwyn Street. In addition to this, officers have commenced a process to undertake road configuration modifications. Public notification of the road configuration modifications has concluded, and Council will consider this proposal at 30 April Ordinary Council Meeting. An advisory committee has been established for this project.

Planned activities for the next quarter

A consultant team will be appointed for the development of a detailed design for the precinct that includes the integration of a commemorative artwork for survivors of the Holocaust.

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 with the first meeting held.

Planned activities for the next quarter

A Draft Neighbourhood Plan will be developed and released for community feedback.

9. Safe Cycling Corridor 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 Safe Cycling Corridor along Inkerman Road.

Planned activities for the next quarter

The first stages of community consultation is underway with expressions of interest still open to join a Community Reference Group for the project.

10. Bentleigh Library Improvements

Project Status

Concept/Feasibility.

Key achievements

With the adoption of the Bentleigh Structure Plan, Council has committed to undertaking improvements to the Bentleigh Library, including a Youth Hub.

Planned activities for the next quarter

Concept designs have been prepared for community consultation.

11. Bentleigh Eat Street

Project Status

Concept design completed.

Key achievements

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

Go out to Tender for detailed design consultants.

12. Murrumbeena Community Hub

Project Status

Concept plans completed.

Key achievements

Costed concept plan has been completed.

Planned activities for the next quarter

Commence community consultation in conjunction with the draft Landscape Masterplan.

13. Harleston Park

Play space and Sports Court

Project Status

Construction Stage

Key achievements

The demolition of the existing playground has been completed. The construction of the basketball court is complete. The installation of play equipment and rockwork is nearing completion. The construction of concrete paving is in progress.

Planned activities for the next quarter

The completion of the concrete paving works. Rubber surfacing, irrigation and landscape works to follow. The works are due for completion in the next quarter.

14. Harleston Park

Public Toilets

Project Status

Construction Stage

Key achievements

The demolition of existing toilets has been completed. Footing construction and underground services installation are complete. The prefabricated toilet building has been installed. Connection of electricity and water supply is in progress.

Planned activities for the next quarter

The scheduled concrete paving and landscaping works will be followed by the commissioning of toilets. The works are due for completion in the next quarter.

15. McKinnon Reserve Playspace

Project Status

Construction Stage 1

Key achievements

Tender was awarded for the works and construction works commenced on the play space. Contract awarded for procurement of public toilets.

Planned activities for the next quarter

Construction works to continue in play space and on new toilets. Works due for completion this quarter.

16. McKinnon Reserve

Public Toilets

Project Status

Construction Stage

Key achievements

Footing construction and underground services installation are complete. The prefabricated toilet building has been installed. Connection of electricity and water supply is completed.

Planned activities for the next quarter

The scheduled concrete paving and landscaping works will be followed by the commissioning of toilets. The works are due for completion in the next quarter.

17. EE Gunn Reserve

Cricket Nets

Project Status

Construction Stage

Key achievements

Retaining walls, drainage, slab and cricket nets and roof installed.

Planned activities for the next quarter

Installation of rubber rebound walls to cricket nets, installation of synthetic surface.