Why are we doing this?
The St Kilda Triangle, located next to the Palais Theatre in St Kilda, is a unique opportunity as one of Melbourne’s last bayside renewal sites. It is currently a car park.
The 2016 St Kilda Triangle Masterplan (PDF 14.3 MB) outlines the Council and the community's agreed future aspiration for the development of the Triangle site.
The Masterplan establishes a vision for the Triangle site, and a framework that outlines where built structures should be located on the site, details of the structures including size, the character of the public realm and the connections to the broader precinct.
The Masterplan also sets out how the Triangle site could be funded and delivered to provide the highest quality outcomes for the local community and the people of Victoria.
Key elements of the Masterplan
- Slopes extended to create a new public space connecting the foreshore across Jacka Boulevard.
- Lawn extended along The Esplanade above the cultural facility, creating a new landscape experience and views of the foreshore and bay.
- Cultural facility created with a new garden roof and terraces accessed directly from The Esplanade footpath.
- Palais forecourt created to connect the Palais, Luna Park and the new cultural facility entry.
- Garden slopes created to provide the opportunity to adopt a contemporary planting scheme and provide all abilities access from The Esplanade across The Lawn to Jacka Boulevard.
- Building development at the rear of the Palais Theatre, with hotel accommodation wrapping around a cultural facility or performance space.
- Car parking with 350 spaces created on-site below ground. Entry to the car park is from Cavell Street.
The St Kilda Triangle Masterplan is not a final building or landscape design. The depicted plan is indicative only of the potential size and location of buildings, trees and spaces. These depictions do not necessarily represent how the Triangle site will look when constructed.
Further design of buildings and landscape will be part of future project development.
The Masterplan does not change the status of current planning scheme controls. A planning scheme amendment is required to implement the St Kilda Triangle Masterplan.
History of the site
In 2018 the biennial Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) competition was held in Melbourne, challenging innovators to create a public art installation that generates clean energy with the potential to power hundreds of homes
The competition was thanks to the vision and sponsorship of the Victorian Government, and partnerships with the City of Port Phillip, Carbon Arts, Climate, and Federation Square.
LAGI 2018 invited teams of artists, architects, designers, scientists, engineers, and others to submit proposals for a large-scale, site-specific public art installation for the St Kilda Triangle. The installation needed to generate clean energy with the potential to power hundreds of homes.
First place award was $16,000 USD and second place $5,000.