We are now working to develop a structure plan for the Glen Huntly activity centres.
Structure planning will help to leverage opportunities for Glen Huntly and support local business and innovation, education, recreation, transport interchange, place-making and housing.
The structure planning process is also an opportunity to connect possibilities emerging from the Victorian Government's level crossing removal project, scheduled to occur at Neerim Road and Glenhuntly Road.
What has happened so far?
In October and November 2019, the community were engaged to provide feedback to inform the next stage (Stage 2) of developing a draft structure plan for Glen Huntly.
This second stage in the process of developing a draft structure plan built on past engagement and ideas shared with us on what people value most about Glen Huntly. Eight key directions for Glen Huntly were developed from these ideas.
In stage two we sought your feedback on these key directions, as well as design ideas for the two Glen Huntly level crossing removals.
Council developed a draft Structure Plan from the feedback shared. Views on the draft Plan were invited in June and July 2020, with outcomes being considered by Council in September 2020.
You can stay in touch with the project by visiting the Glen Eira Have Your Say project page.
Revisions to the draft Structure Plan will be made with further consideration by Council set to take place in 2021.
Level Crossing Removal Authority planning for the removal project is underway, with more information on opportunities to give feedback available through the Victorian Government Engage Victoria platform.
Council has developed an advocacy document for the removal project reflecting the priorities shared with us by our community. The document outlines a vision for the project that we would like to see realised:
A distinctive and integrated station with a new public space forms the heart of the Glen Huntly activity centre. Public realm improvements transform Glenhuntly Road into an attractive shared zone for all modes. The railway reserve forms a safe and functional shared path connecting Glen Huntly to neighbouring Caulfield and Ormond activity centres. Well-integrated mixed-use development brings life and activity.
The document also sets out key aspirations that the project should deliver on, to benefit the Glen Huntly and wider Glen Eira community. You can read this document here.