Place planning session

Draft visions for South Melbourne

At our recent Place Planning workshops for South Melbourne, members of the community who attended developed future visions for South Melbourne.

Please visit the Draft Vision page to read the visions and share your comments and thoughts.

Place Reference Group

At the last Place Planning Workshop, held on 9 July 2019, it was decided to form a South Melbourne Place Reference Group, so that the program can keep moving forward towards developing a Place Plan for South Melbourne. The South Melbourne Place Reference Group will be a representative advisory group with the key focus and responsibility to assist in the development and implementation of the Place Plan for South Melbourne.

If you are interested in getting more involved in your community and playing your part to create a better South Melbourne, nominations to join the South Melbourne Place Reference Group are now open.

Nomination application forms are available and Nominations close on the 8 August 2019.

This Group will report regularly back to community through the South Melbourne Place website and e-Newsletters. Each quarter or half yearly, broader community workshops will also be assembled for continued feedback and further collaboration opportunities.

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.