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Theme one: Place-making

Our Activity Centre, Housing and Local Economy Strategy aims to bring out the unique identity of Glen Eira neighbourhoods, improving social wellbeing and inclusiveness.

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Well connected and distinctive neighbourhoods

Glen Eira is made up of distinct neighbourhoods that have their own unique identities. This individuality is due to many factors, including buildings, public spaces, community services, and the people and culture of the area.

With local centres more affected by globalised markets, it's more important to create vibrant community experiences that you can't buy online.

Accessibility is also a high priority to give community members easy access to our centres, particularly by foot and bicycle.

Developing a clear neighbourhood identity will reinforce the community bond and improve social wellbeing and inclusiveness. This will result in a strong local economy that reflects community needs.

What did community engagement tell us?

We asked you for feedback and ideas around place-making, and you called for:

  • vibrant places that have a greater focus on family
  • cleaner, greener and better connected centres that are easily accessible for all community members.
  • stronger identities for each of Glen Eira's neighbourhoods and a greater emphasis on family-friendly centres
  • improved car parking conditions and less traffic congestion in activity centres.

Our objectives

Our key place-making objectives are to:

  • ensure activity centres are culturally rich, reflecting the unique characteristics and aspirations of their local neighbourhood
  • keep creating open spaces that contribute to the recreational, physical and social needs of all community members
  • ensure that population growth is supported by sustainable travel choices that reduce car dependency, including walking, cycling, motor cycling and public transport
  • take a strategic approach improving car parking and traffic issues
  • make our neighbourhoods more walk-friendly by increasing pedestrian areas and ensuring safe and convenient access for all community members.

Alma Village

Your vision is for Alma Village to be a charming, accessible centre with shopping and eating options that cater for everyday needs.

About Alma Village

Alma Village is a neighbourhood centre that offers access to local goods, services and employment opportunities. The residential development opportunities will complement the urban setting in and around the centre.

Employment

There will be a medium focus on employment growth.

Retail and economy

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of around 400 metres. This may typically include:

  • a maximum of one small community supermarket serving the local neighbourhood only
  • convenience retailing
  • hospitality.

Housing

There will be a:

  • moderate focus on housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new family households. 

Transport

The centre should:

  • have good access to public transport
  • have an opportunity for active transport options
  • give most local residents access by walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a moderate focus on new open space or developer contributions.

Liveability

Centres should provide a range of services for the community, such as:

  • a community space or hall
  • maternal child health care services
  • child care
  • a senior citizens centre
  • medical centres
  • a chemist.

Bentleigh

Your vision is for Bentleigh to be an accessible local shopping destination with a vibrant café and restaurant culture. It will keep its community feel with open space, meeting places and local businesses which meet the needs of a diverse community.

About Bentleigh

Bentleigh will give you access to commercial, retail, entertainment and community facilities. The residential development opportunities will complement the urban setting in and around the centre.

Employment

There will be a high focus for employment growth.

Retail and economy

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of between 800 metres and two kilometres, including:

  • a minimum of approximately two supermarkets or a similar fresh food market (or a demonstrated ability to accommodate these)
  • one small community supermarket serving the local neighbourhood
  • specialty retailing
  • hospitality
  • entertainment.

Housing

There will be a:

  • high focus for housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new family households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • have good access to public transport, particularly fixed transport
  • have an opportunity for active transport options
  • allow for driving access (due to the broader catchment), but aim for most visitors to arrive by public transport, walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a high focus on new open space or developer contributions.

Liveability

Centres should provide a range of services for the wider community, such as:

  • a library
  • a community hub
  • an entertainment complex
  • maternal child health care services
  • child care
  • a senior citizens centre
  • medical centres
  • a chemist.

To find our more, visit our Future of Bentleigh page.

Bentleigh East

Your vision is for Bentleigh East to be a welcoming and connected centre that caters for everyone. It will be enhanced by retail and dining options which meet the everyday needs of the community.

About Bentleigh East

Bentleigh East is a large neighbourhood centre that will offers access to local goods, services and employment opportunities. The residential development opportunities will complement the urban setting in and around the centre.

Employment

There will be a medium focus on employment growth.

Retail and economy

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of around 400 metres. This may typically include:

  • a maximum of one small community supermarket serving the local neighbourhood only
  • convenience retailing
  • hospitality.

Housing

There will be a:

  • moderate focus on housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new family households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • have good access to public transport
  • have an opportunity for active transport options
  • give most local residents access by walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a moderate focus on new open space or developer contributions.

Liveability

Centres should provide a range of services for the community, such as:

  • a community space or hall
  • maternal child health care services
  • child care
  • a senior citizens centre
  • medical centres
  • a chemist.

Carnegie

Your vision is for Carnegie to be a safe, connected and welcoming centre that embraces its urban character and cultural identity. It will be a destination for night-life, shopping and employment, and will support businesses and interconnected spaces.

About Carnegie

Carnegie is a major activity centre that will provide great urban renewal opportunities. It also offers access to commercial, retail, entertainment and community facilities.

The centre will take advantage of the under-used land near public transport to provide new housing, jobs and services.

Employment

The centre will have a:

  • major focus on employment growth, particularly professional and retail employment, and hospitality to a lesser degree
  • new jobs to new housing ratio of 1:1.

Retail and economy

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of between 800 metres and two kilometres, including:

  • a minimum of approximately two supermarkets or a similar fresh food market (or a demonstrated ability to accommodate these)
  • business services
  • specialty retailing
  • hospitality
  • entertainment.

Housing

There will be a:

  • major focus for housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new family, single, aged care and affordable households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • be well serviced by public transport, particularly fixed transport
  • have an opportunity to create new street networks, ensuring a high level of walkability and accessibility
  • allow for driving access (due to the broader catchment), but aim for most visitors to arrive by public transport, walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a major focus on new open space, preferably with walking and bicycle linkages.

Liveability

Centres should provide a range of services for the wider community, such as:

  • a library
  • a community hub
  • an entertainment complex
  • maternal child health care services
  • child care
  • a senior citizens centre
  • medical centres
  • a chemist.

To find out more visit our Future of Carnegie page.

Caulfield Park

Your vision is for Caulfield Park to be a local hub which embraces its culture and heritage. A transport junction anchored by green space, the centre will maintain its strong sense of community and connected village feel.

About Caulfield Park

Caulfield Park is a neighbourhood centre that offers access to local goods, services and employment opportunities. The residential development opportunities will complement the urban setting in and around the centre.

Employment

There will be a medium focus on employment growth.

Retail and economy

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of around 400 metres. This may typically include:

  • a maximum of one small community supermarket serving the local neighbourhood only
  • convenience retailing
  • hospitality.

Housing

There will be a:

  • moderate focus on housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new family households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • have good access to public transport
  • have an opportunity for active transport options
  • give most local residents access by walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a moderate focus on new open space or developer contributions.

Liveability

Centres should provide a range of services for the community, such as:

  • a community space or hall
  • maternal child health care services
  • child care
  • a senior citizens centre
  • medical centres
  • a chemist.

 

Caulfield South

Your vision is for Caulfield South to be a convenient and diverse shopping strip that's vibrant during the day and at night. It will also feature enhanced pedestrian and cycling amenities and more greenery, creating an active, safe and friendly environment.

About Caulfield South

Caulfield South is a large neighbourhood centre that will offers access to local goods, services and employment opportunities. The residential development opportunities will complement the urban setting in and around the centre.

Employment

There will be a medium focus on employment growth.

Retail and economy

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of around 400 metres. This may typically include:

  • a maximum of one small community supermarket serving the local neighbourhood only
  • convenience retailing
  • hospitality.

Housing

There will be a:

  • moderate focus on housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new family households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • have good access to public transport
  • have an opportunity for active transport options
  • give most local residents access by walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a moderate focus on new open space or developer contributions.

Liveability

Centres should provide a range of services for the community, such as:

  • a community space or hall
  • maternal child health care services
  • child care
  • a senior citizens centre
  • medical centres
  • a chemist.

Caulfield Station Precinct

About Caulfield Station Precinct

The Caulfield Station Precinct will offer great urban renewal opportunities. It supports health, education and innovation services, with the opportunity to cluster like-minded businesses.

The centre will take advantage of the under-used land near public transport to provide new housing, jobs and services.

Employment

The centre will have a:

  • major focus on professional employment growth that complements its specialised functions
  • new jobs to new housing ratio of more than 1:1.

Retail and economy

The centre's economic functions should provide an opportunity for health and education services, or growth in the innovation and knowledge industry.

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of between 800 metres and two kilometres, including:

  • a minimum of approximately two supermarkets or a similar fresh food market (or a demonstrated ability to accommodate these)
  • business services
  • specialty retailing
  • hospitality
  • entertainment.

Housing

There will be a:

  • major focus for housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new single, aged care and affordable households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • be well serviced by public transport, particularly fixed transport
  • have an opportunity to create new street networks, ensuring a high level of walkability and accessibility
  • allow for driving access (due to the broader catchment), but aim for most visitors to arrive by public transport, walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a major focus on new open space, preferably with walking and bicycle linkages.

Liveability

The centre should:

  • provide services that complement its universities, high schools, hospitals and professional employment
  • explore opportunities for shared use of its facilities.

To find our more, visit our Caulfield Station Precinct page.

East Village

Your vision is for East Village to be a sustainable area with a focus on innovative employment and education. It will feature enhanced green spaces and meeting places, and diverse, high-quality housing and retail

About East Village

East Village will be an emerging precinct with urban renewal. It supports health, education and innovation services, with the opportunity to cluster like-minded businesses.

The centre will take advantage of the under-used land near public transport to provide new housing, jobs and services.

Employment

The centre will have a:

  • major focus on professional employment growth that complements its specialised functions
  • new jobs to new housing ratio of more than 1:1.

Retail and economy

The centre's economic functions should provide an opportunity for health and education services, or growth in the innovation and knowledge industry.

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of between 800 metres and two kilometres, including:

  • a minimum of approximately two supermarkets or a similar fresh food market (or a demonstrated ability to accommodate these)
  • business services
  • specialty retailing
  • hospitality
  • entertainment.

Housing

There will be a:

  • major focus for housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new single, aged care and affordable households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • be well serviced by public transport
  • have an opportunity to create new street networks, ensuring a high level of walkability and accessibility
  • allow for driving access (due to the broader catchment), but aim for most visitors to arrive by public transport, walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a major focus on new open space, preferably with walking and bicycle linkages.

Liveability

The centre should:

  • provide services that complement its universities, high schools, hospitals and professional employment
  • explore opportunities for shared use of its facilities.

To find our more, visit our East Village Structure Plan page.

Elsternwick

Your vision is for Elsternwick to be a safe and accessible centre that embraces its history and village feel. It will be a destination for its longstanding cultural and entertainment activities, as well as business and employment. There will also be fantastic retail outlets and community spaces.

About Elsternwick

Elsternwick is a major activity centre that will offer great urban renewal opportunities. It will provide access to a range of commercial, retail, entertainment and community facilities.

The centre will take advantage of the under-used land near public transport to provide new housing, jobs and services.

Employment

The centre will have a:

  • major focus on employment growth, particularly professional and retail employment, and hospitality to a lesser degree
  • new jobs to new housing ratio of 1:1.

Retail and economy

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of between 800 metres and two kilometres, including:

  • a minimum of approximately two supermarkets or a similar fresh food market (or a demonstrated ability to accommodate these)
  • business services
  • specialty retailing
  • hospitality
  • entertainment.

Housing

There will be a:

  • major focus for housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new family, single, aged care and affordable households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • be well serviced by public transport, particularly fixed transport
  • have an opportunity to create new street networks, ensuring a high level of walkability and accessibility
  • allow for driving access (due to the broader catchment), but aim for most visitors to arrive by public transport, walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a major focus on new open space, preferably with walking and bicycle linkages.

Liveability

Centres should provide a range of services for the wider community, such as:

  • a library
  • a community hub
  • an entertainment complex
  • maternal child health care services
  • child care
  • a senior citizens centre
  • medical centres
  • a chemist.

To find our more, visit our Future of Elsternwick page.

Gardenvale

Your vision is for Gardenvale to be a friendly neighbourhood centre with tree-lined streets and public amenities. It will provide for residents’ everyday needs and encourage strong connections between the community and traders.

About Gardenvale

Gardenvale is a neighbourhood centre that offers access to local goods, services and employment opportunities. The residential development opportunities will complement the urban setting in and around the centre.

Employment

There will be a medium focus on employment growth.

Retail and economy

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of around 400 metres. This may typically include:

  • a maximum of one small community supermarket serving the local neighbourhood only
  • convenience retailing
  • hospitality.

Housing

There will be a:

  • moderate focus on housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new family households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • have good access to public transport
  • have an opportunity for active transport options
  • give most local residents access by walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a moderate focus on new open space or developer contributions.

Liveability

Centres should provide a range of services for the community, such as:

  • a community space or hall
  • maternal child health care services
  • child care
  • a senior citizens centre
  • medical centres
  • a chemist.

Glen Huntly

Your vision is for Glen Huntly to use Booran Reserve and emerging cultural activities to become an exciting new destination. It will act as a community focal point, offering a range of retail and hospitality experiences. The centre will also be clean and safe, with pedestrian and cycling access.

About Glen Huntly

Glen Huntly is an emerging major activity centre that will provide access to commercial, retail, entertainment and community facilities. The residential development opportunities will complement the urban setting in and around the centre.

Employment

There will be a high focus on employment growth.

Retail and economy

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of between 800 metres and two kilometres, including:

  • a minimum of approximately two supermarkets or a similar fresh food market (or a demonstrated ability to accommodate these)
  • business services
  • specialty retailing
  • hospitality
  • entertainment.

Housing

There will be a:

  • high focus for housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new family households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • be well serviced by public transport, particularly fixed transport
  • have an opportunity for active transport options
  • allow for driving access (due to the broader catchment), but aim for most visitors to arrive by public transport, walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a high focus on new open space or developer contributions.

Liveability

Centres should provide a range of services for the wider community, such as:

  • a library
  • a community hub
  • an entertainment complex
  • maternal child health care services
  • child care
  • a senior citizens centre
  • medical centres
  • a chemist.

Hughesdale

Your vision is for Hughesdale to be an inviting family-friendly centre. It will have great transport connections and a mix of small businesses, cafes and restaurants. It will also be enhanced by consistent urban treatments, including green spaces and social interaction opportunities.

About Hughesdale

Hughesdale is a neighbourhood centre that offers access to local goods, services and employment opportunities. The residential development opportunities will complement the urban setting in and around the centre.

Employment

There will be a medium focus on employment growth.

Retail and economy

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of around 400 metres. This may typically include:

  • a maximum of one small community supermarket serving the local neighbourhood only
  • convenience retailing
  • hospitality.

Housing

There will be a:

  • moderate focus on housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new family households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • have good access to public transport
  • have an opportunity for active transport options
  • give most local residents access by walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a moderate focus on new open space or developer contributions.

Liveability

Centres should provide a range of services for the community, such as:

  • a community space or hall
  • maternal child health care services
  • child care
  • a senior citizens centre
  • medical centres
  • a chemist.

McKinnon

Your vision is for McKinnon to be an accessible centre with a village feel, which recognises and celebrates its heritage and history.

About McKinnon

McKinnon is a neighbourhood centre that offers access to local goods, services and employment opportunities. The residential development opportunities will complement the urban setting in and around the centre.

Employment

There will be a medium focus on employment growth.

Retail and economy

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of around 400 metres. This may typically include:

  • a maximum of one small community supermarket serving the local neighbourhood only
  • convenience retailing
  • hospitality.

Housing

There will be a:

  • moderate focus on housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new family households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • have good access to public transport
  • have an opportunity for active transport options
  • give most local residents access by walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a moderate focus on new open space or developer contributions.

Liveability

Centres should provide a range of services for the community, such as:

  • a community space or hall
  • maternal child health care services
  • child care
  • a senior citizens centre
  • medical centres
  • a chemist.

Moorabbin Junction

Your vision is for Moorabbin Junction to be a safe and vibrant centre with a focus on arts, nightlife and community connections. It will feature diverse housing and commercial activity, with dining and entertainment during the day and at night.

About Moorabbin Junction

Moorabbin Junction is a major activity centre that will provide great urban renewal opportunities. It also offers access to commercial, retail, entertainment and community facilities.

The centre will take advantage of the under-used land near public transport to provide new housing, jobs and services.

Employment

The centre will have a:

  • major focus on employment growth, particularly professional and retail employment, and hospitality to a lesser degree
  • new jobs to new housing ratio of 1:1.

Retail and economy

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of between 800 metres and two kilometres, including:

  • a minimum of approximately two supermarkets or a similar fresh food market (or a demonstrated ability to accommodate these)
  • business services
  • specialty retailing
  • hospitality
  • entertainment.

Housing

There will be a:

  • major focus for housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new family, single, aged care and affordable households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • be well serviced by public transport, particularly fixed transport
  • have an opportunity to create new street networks, ensuring a high level of walkability and accessibility
  • allow for driving access (due to the broader catchment), but aim for most visitors to arrive by public transport, walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a major focus on new open space, preferably with walking and bicycle linkages.

Liveability

Centres should provide a range of services for the wider community, such as:

  • a library
  • a community hub
  • an entertainment complex
  • maternal child health care services
  • child care
  • a senior citizens centre
  • medical centres
  • a chemist.

Murrumbeena

Your vision is for Murrumbeena to be a leafy and green centre with a community and environment focus. With a mix of local businesses, the accessible, pedestrian-friendly centre will maintain a safe village feel and embrace its history.

About Murrumbeena

Murrumbeena is a neighbourhood centre that offers access to local goods, services and employment opportunities. The residential development opportunities will complement the urban setting in and around the centre.

Employment

There will be a medium focus on employment growth.

Retail and economy

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of around 400 metres. This may typically include:

  • a maximum of one small community supermarket serving the local neighbourhood only
  • convenience retailing
  • hospitality.

Housing

There will be a:

  • moderate focus on housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new family households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • have good access to public transport
  • have an opportunity for active transport options
  • give most local residents access by walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a moderate focus on new open space or developer contributions.

Liveability

Centres should provide a range of services for the community, such as:

  • a community space or hall
  • maternal child health care services
  • child care
  • a senior citizens centre
  • medical centres
  • a chemist.

Ormond

Your vision is for Ormond to maintain its local feel and strong sense of community connection, enhanced by greenery and landscaping. Embracing its character and heritage, Ormond will be a well-connected urban retail and dining destination.

About Ormond

Ormond is a neighbourhood centre that offers access to local goods, services and employment opportunities. The residential development opportunities will complement the urban setting in and around the centre.

Employment

There will be a medium focus on employment growth.

Retail and economy

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of around 400 metres. This may typically include:

  • a maximum of one small community supermarket serving the local neighbourhood only
  • convenience retailing
  • hospitality.

Housing

There will be a:

  • moderate focus on housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new family households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • have good access to public transport
  • have an opportunity for active transport options
  • give most local residents access by walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a moderate focus on new open space or developer contributions.

Liveability

Centres should provide a range of services for the community, such as:

  • a community space or hall
  • maternal child health care services
  • child care
  • a senior citizens centre
  • medical centres
  • a chemist.

Patterson

Your vision is for Patterson to be a connected and vibrant creative hub that embraces local art and music. Its leafy green streetscape and lively cafes and restaurants will strengthen its close-knit village atmosphere.

About Patterson

Patterson is a neighbourhood centre that offers access to local goods, services and employment opportunities. The residential development opportunities will complement the urban setting in and around the centre.

Employment

There will be a medium focus on employment growth.

Retail and economy

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of around 400 metres. This may typically include:

  • a maximum of one small community supermarket serving the local neighbourhood only
  • convenience retailing
  • hospitality.

Housing

There will be a:

  • moderate focus on housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new family households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • have good access to public transport
  • have an opportunity for active transport options
  • give most local residents access by walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a moderate focus on new open space or developer contributions.

Liveability

Centres should provide a range of services for the community, such as:

  • a community space or hall
  • maternal child health care services
  • child care
  • a senior citizens centre
  • medical centres
  • a chemist.

Ripponlea

Your vision is for Ripponlea to be an intimate and unique centre which embraces its culture and heritage. Its retail and dining offerings will create a vibrant street life and community feel, which is consistent throughout the centre.

About Ripponlea

Ripponlea is a neighbourhood centre that offers access to local goods, services and employment opportunities. The residential development opportunities will complement the urban setting in and around the centre.

Employment

There will be a medium focus on employment growth.

Retail and economy

Retail should cater for the weekly needs of a residential catchment of around 400 metres. This may typically include:

  • a maximum of one small community supermarket serving the local neighbourhood only
  • convenience retailing
  • hospitality.

Housing

There will be a:

  • moderate focus on housing growth opportunities
  • major focus on new family households.

Transport

The centre should:

  • have good access to public transport
  • have an opportunity for active transport options
  • give most local residents access by walking or cycling.

Open space

There will be a moderate focus on new open space or developer contributions.

Liveability

Centres should provide a range of services for the community, such as:

  • a community space or hall
  • maternal child health care services
  • child care
  • a senior citizens centre
  • medical centres
  • a chemist.

 


 

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