Place planning session

Vision for South Melbourne

Through place planning sessions with the community and further work with the place reference group, the Vision for the South Melbourne Placemaking program has been confirmed.

This vision present a clear aspiration or target for what we all would like to see the community become.

Place Reference Group

The South Melbourne Place Reference Group (PRG) is a representative advisory group with the key focus and responsibility to assist in the development and implementation of the Place Plan for South Melbourne.

We would like to thank everyone who nominated to become a member of the group. We are pleased to announce the following people will be your representatives on the newly formed PRG:

Representing landlords and property owners:

Paul O’Sullivan – Lemon Baxter

Anne Mihelakos – SheBuild

Alyson Wavish – The Clarendon Centre

Representing public housing residents:

Caralyn Jones – Emerald Hill Court Residents Association

Representing arts, education and cultural organisations:

Rebecca West – ANAM

Kim Edwards - JMC Academy

Representing residents or community groups:

John Wall – President Rotary Melbourne South (District 9800)

Michael Sabada/ Lesley Donelan – Residents and South Melbourne Association

Heidi Worgu – Planet Shakers

Representing businesses:

Jeff Bergman – Solubility

Salvatore Malatesta – St Ali

Peter Smith – Telstra South Melbourne

Sophie McCarthy – South Melbourne Market

Street signs in Clarendon Street, South Melbourne
View of street signs at the corner of Cecil and Coventry street

It's all about the place

Unique destinations that spark joy. That feeling of being connected to an area. Your favourite places.

The idea of placemaking is about creating a collection of places with distinct character and style. Placemaking embraces the ideas, energy and capital of the local community and works closely with the people who live, work and play there to create unique precincts and places across the city.

Port Phillip City Council has developed a placemaking action plan to create a city that is full of dynamic and distinctive places and precincts that:

  • people care about and want to visit
  • meet the needs of the people who use them
  • deliver great experiences
  • have a strong identity and meaning

All the shopping. Coffee. Secret laneways.

Cosmopolitan South Melbourne is home to Melbourne’s oldest continuing market – that draws a crowd from all over Melbourne – and a historic retail and entertainment boulevard that practically extends from Albert Park Lake at one end through to the Yarra River at the other. Clarendon Street and surrounding areas are poised for reinvigoration and we’re looking for ideas on what you’d like to see and do here. It’s time to bring together all parts of the community to get involved and help shape the future evolution of this unique neighbourhood.

Here’s your chance to tell your stories, share your ideas and let us know what you think.

Pedestrians walking along Clarendon Street
Cyclists ride along Clarendon Street on a sunny day

South Melbourne

South Melbourne and Fitzroy Street are the first precincts that Council is focusing on as part of the placemaking action plan. Working with local residents and businesses, the goal is to re-imagine and reshape an authentic, lively future for these much-loved places.

Make sure you have your say and let us know what you think, to help shape the future direction of these iconic Melbourne destinations.