Elsternwick Urban Renewal South Masterplan

Council is working towards the development of a masterplan for the Elsternwick Urban Renewal South area (the commercial land on Nepean Highway, north of the Gardenvale railway bridge).

The first phase of this project has involved undertaking background technical studies for urban design, traffic and economics. These studies have informed a Place Analysis Report ( and Appendix: Movement and Access Technical Assessment), and it is that report which we are now seeking your feedback on.

We also know that many people are concerned about traffic in the Urban Renewal South area and surrounds. A Traffic and Movement Plan will be developed and will propose changes to the existing local roads. This will help us to address your concerns and make both short and longer-term improvements for your neighbourhood. Your participation in a survey on traffic and movement will assist us in developing the Traffic and Movement Plan.

What is Council’s commitment?

This work is part of our commitment to undertake further traffic and shadowing analysis before developing a Planning Scheme Amendment for Elsternwick.

The Amendment will give effect to the Elsternwick Structure Plan (adopted on 27 February 2018) and must satisfy the urban renewal design principles outlined in the Plan which include minimising overshadowing and overlooking to existing residential sites and minimising traffic and parking impacts on existing residential streets.

Next steps

The community's input will inform the next stage of the project, a draft Masterplan. The Masterplan will help us develop planning controls that aim to locate the right buildings in the right places throughout Elsternwick, provide for more open space, manage traffic and prioritise local jobs.

You will also have the chance to have your say on the draft Masterplan.

To stay up-to-date with how these projects are progressing by registering your details.

For further information, contact Council’s City Futures Department on 9524 3333.

For more information or to provide your feedback visit Have Your Say