Palais Theatre and Luna Park precinct revitalisation

This project will revitalise this precinct and create a new public space in front of the Palais Theatre. Follow this page for updates on the project.


Located between Acland Street, the St Kilda Foreshore and the Esplanade Market.


Why are we doing this?

The City of Port Phillip, in partnership with the Victorian State Government plans to revitalise and reshape this precinct to create a safer, pedestrian-friendly, attractive and usable space. 

The impact

Construction is anticipated to start in May 2022 and take approximately six months to complete. During construction, some disruption to traffic and pedestrians will occur, particularly during construction of the Cavell Street shared zone. Construction works are planned to take place outside the summer months to minimise disruption. The Esplanade Market and access to the Palais Theatre and Luna Park will remain open during construction.

Some noise will be associated with construction works but will be limited to normal working hours. We will provide regular construction updates and advice relating to any temporary road or footpath closures will be provided in advance.


This project will enhance the forecourts and public space in front of the Palais Theatre and Luna Park.  Features of the upgrade include:. 

  • new lighting, seating areas, new kerbs and bollards, new trees and garden plantings along with new lawn areas. 
  • a raised pedestrian crossing (shared zone/Wombat Crossing) will be built to connect the Palais Theatre and Luna Park forecourts making it easier for pedestrians to use these spaces. 
  • plaza created by closing a section of road in front of the Palais Theatre
  • a raised pedestrian crossing on Cavell Street.

A view looking across the new plaza in front of the Palais Theatre towards Luna Park.

A view of the new elevated lawns and plaza in Front of the Palais Theatre.

If you have any questions, please contact the Open Space project team:

Online: Online Services
Phone: 03 9209 6777