Bentleigh Structure Plan

The Bentleigh Structure Plan sets out the long-term vision for the busy central Bentleigh area.

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Key elements

The plan includes a range of elements, such as:

  • development and future land use
  • transport and parking
  • types and heights of buildings
  • employment
  • open spaces
  • infrastructure
  • how to preserve and protect neighbourhood character.

Local and state Governments can use structure plans to make decisions about developments, investments and infrastructure improvements. They can also inform community members and developers about what change is expected and allowed in certain areas.

For a full overview, download the Bentleigh Structure Plan(PDF, 16MB).

To inform the development of the plan, we completed six stages of community consultation. For more information on how we included you, visit our Bentleigh community consultation page.

For more information on the plan, contact our City Futures Team on 9524 3333.

Current status

We adopted the updated Bentleigh Structure Plan 2018-2031 at our Council Meeting on 18 December 2018. Since then our officers have been working to implement the objectives of the Plan into the Glen Eira Planning Scheme.

Council sought to implement the permanent planning controls through Amendment C184 proposed through the structure plan. At an Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 16 March 2021, Council considered the community submissions and resolved not to proceed further with Planning Scheme Amendment C184. Council will review the Bentleigh Structure Plan to strengthen the strategic justification and is expected to consult with the community late 2022 on a revised structure plan.


The links below document our various reports and the final Structure Plan.