- Stage 1: Site investigation and feasibility30 Jun 20192018-2019
- Stage 2: Discussions with stakeholders30 Jun 20212019-2020
- Stage 3: Concept development30 Jun 20222020-2022
- Stage 4: Stage 1 construction1 Jul 20232022-TBC
- Stage 5: Stage 2 construction (TBC)1 Jul 2024TBC
- Stage 6: Construction complete (TBC)1 Jul 2025
Why are we doing this?
The City of Port Phillip owns the carpark abutting the Balaclava Woolworths supermarket, and part of the carpark on Alfred and Nelson Streets, adjacent to Balaclava Coles, both of which have been identified as potential development opportunities in Council's Carlisle Street Retail Renewal Precinct Structure Plan.
The Structure Plan acknowledges the importance of the long-term retail offering of Balaclava meeting changes in consumer demand and preference and reflects the need to:
- Improve the shopping experience for the public
- Increase green space around the area
- Improve pedestrian access and safety
- Make the area more vibrant and active
The Carlisle Street Activity Centre Structure Plan establishes the vision and strategies that reflect how we would like to see this area develop over the next 10 to15 years. It includes seven 'Strategic Directions' which reflect the key priorities for the centre, and also defines strategies and actions relating to individual land use precincts. An Implementation Framework then details how we will achieve this.
On 20 November 2019 council resolved to 'commence the process of negotiating and transacting the Properties to foster staged renewal of the Balaclava Retail Renewal Precinct.'
It further resolved to 'negotiate with adjoining land stakeholders a put option (not an obligation) for Council to:
- sell or transfer the Properties to one or more of them
- simultaneously or subsequently offer Properties to the market through a competitive public process
- commence the statutory processes under section 189 of the local Government Act 1989, including providing public notices of its intention to sell or exchange the Properties, seeking submissions from the community on this intention.'
Officers are carrying out that resolution, and will now formally seek public submissions on the intended sale of Parcel 'A'.
Preliminary technical investigations were completed in 2018-2019. We would like to thank all residents, traders and carpark users for their patience while these studies were conducted.
Results of these investigations are available for you to view via the links below.
Community and stakeholder engagement
We are committed to offering opportunities for community and stakeholder feedback to shape the outcome for the future of Carlisle Street as part of the Carlisle Street Activity Centre Structure Plan.
As the project moves into the planning and design stages, there will be opportunities for the community to provide feedback on the proposed redevelopment through various consultation channels which will be advertised on this webpage.