Have your say on the Elsternwick Cultural Precinct

The Elsternwick Cultural Precinct is a vision to turn Selwyn Street into a first-class cultural centre. A destination for people from all backgrounds. For people who want to explore history, cultural heritage and embrace a new experience.

The project is in the design phase, and to help guide this vision, we will be inviting the community to provide feedback on a range of themes relating to the site, such as materials, planting and public art.

Key design features will include:

  • A new slow speed street with lane closures where pedestrians and cyclists are prioritised.
  • Increased footpath spaces for outdoor dining, bicycle parking, planting and seating.
  • New street tree and garden bed plantings which are biodiverse and provide shade, beauty and integrated water sensitive urban design.
  • New high-quality pavement to both road and pedestrian areas which are rich in detail and texture.
  • New lighting to provide a safe and ambient environment for night-time activity.
  • A significant new artwork which commemorates the survivors of the Holocaust.
  • Incorporate all required safety features into considered and integrated design elements.

The full implementation of this project is not possible right now, there are several other developments planned in Selwyn Street over the next couple of years. However, this gives Council enough time to focus on getting the design right.

How to get involved

Community engagement on the Elsternwick Cultural Precinct is now open and we encourage everyone to get involved.

As part of this engagement, we suggest you review the Schematic Design presentation [PDF 22Mb]

There are a variety of ways you can find out more, ask questions and have your say:

  • Online: Review the Schematic Design presentation and complete our online survey.
  • In-person: Visit our information display in the Elsternwick Library foyer (4 Staniland Grove, Elsternwick) during library opening hours, or come speak to a Council Officer:
    • Thursday 26 May, 10am to 12pm
    • Thursday 9 June, 5pm to 7pm 
  • By email or phone: Contact the Project Management Office team at projects@gleneira.vic.gov.au or call 9524 3333.
  • In writing: written submissions can be emailed to projects@gleneira.vic.gov.au or addressed to the attention of the Project Management Office, PO Box 42, Caulfield South 3162.

Engagement closes on Sunday 12 June 2022.

How feedback will be used

Once community engagement closes, Council will review community feedback and consider it as part of the next stage of design development.

For more information on the project, visit the Elsternwick Cultural Precinct project page.