March 2024: Help shape our city

    Published 19 March 2024
    We're providing an overview of proposed Council projects that we're seeking your feedback on as well as a list of upcoming engagements and the status of recent projects where we've engaged the community.

    Thank you to everyone who provided feedback to help shape our initiatives. Your input is important for us to ensure we provide the best services. Your knowledge and understanding of how Council initiatives are working will help us to improve and to make Port Phillip a great place to live, work and visit. We look forward to your thoughts, insights and feedback.

    Projects seeking your feedback

    Future South Melbourne (draft South Melbourne Structure Plan)  

    The draft South Melbourne Structure Plan outlines a vision for the next 20 years, focusing on: 

    • maintaining the area's character with development guidelines for locations and heights of new buildings. 
    • enhancing transportation with bike lanes, improved public transit, and infrastructure upgrades. 
    • expanding green spaces for a more sustainable and enjoyable environment. 
    • stimulating economic growth by creating job opportunities. 

    Give your feedback by midnight Thursday 28 March 2024

    Port Phillip Housing Strategy

    After two rounds of community engagement to understand the housing issues and opportunities in the City of Port Phillip, we have now prepared a draft Housing Strategy for the City. Give your feedback on this draft Strategy to help us best plan for our residents’ current and future housing needs. 

    Give your feedback by 19 April 2024.

    Fair Access in Sport Policy and Action Plan 

    We are seeking club and community feedback on our draft Fair Access in Sport Policy and Action Plan to support women and girls in sport. Between 9 February and 24 March 2024, we are seeking club and community feedback. 

    Give your feedback by 24 March 2024. 

    Upcoming projects

    Council Plan and Budget (Year 4)

    The draft Council Plan & Budget (Year 4) document will be open for community feedback from 18 April until 13 May 2024, pending a Council Meeting on 17 April 2024 to endorse the draft for community consultation.

    Stay informed on past projects

    Thank you to those who provided feedback on previous projects. We're busy analysing and collating your feedback. All project pages on Have Your Say will be updated with a full engagement report as soon as it is available.

    Sol Green Park and Play Space Upgrade

    Read the engagement report summarising community feedback which will inform the upgrade design.

    Skinners Adventure Playground

    The new temporary play space is now open! Read about the engagement process here

    Cowderoy Street No Right Turn ban

    After trialing a no right turn from Canterbury Road to Cowderoy Street during peak hour, Council have decided not to implement the restriction permanently. Read the engagement and Council reports to learn more. 

    Supporting Positive Ageing in Port Phillip

    Council has made the difficult decision to exit from providing several in-home services for older residents. Learn more here.

    Eco Centre lease agreement

    Council has decided to grant a lease over the Port Phillip EcoCentre site to the Port Phillip EcoCentre Incorporated for a 15 year period. Read the engagement and Council reports here.

    Supporting Economic and Employment Growth in our City

    The finalised Spatial Economic and Employment Framework (SEEF) was adopted at a Council Meeting in March 2024. You can now read a copy of the framework here.