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.

Location

located between Acland Street, the St Kilda Foreshore and the Esplanade Market

Cost

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 more pedestrian-friendly, attractive and usable space. This project also looks to our City's recovery, to when we can all get out and about and enjoy our attractions again.

The impact

 

Construction is anticipated to start in Spring 2020 and take approximately nine months to complete. During construction, some disruption will occur but visitors will still be able to access Luna Park and the Palais Theatre.

The section of roadway in front of the Palais Theatre will be closed to build the new plaza and access to the carpark will be maintained from Jacka Boulevard. Closing the road in front of the Palais Theatre will see 20 car parks removed from the precinct. The precinct has 767 existing car parks and extensive analysis of car parking patterns and occupancy demonstrate that this change won’t impact people’s ability to find a car park.

Objectives

This project will revitalise the precinct and create a new public space in front of the Palais Theatre. Features of the upgrade include:

  • plaza created by closing a section of road in front of the Palais Theatre
  • raised pedestrian crossing on Cavell Street
  • raised lawn areas with seating walls
  • sculptural bollards and seating
  • garden beds, trees and lighting
  • feature tree planting and new lighting 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.

Email: openspace@portphillip.vic.gov.au
Phone: 03 9209 6777