Bentleigh Eat Street

Eat Street is an exciting initiative to reimagine public space in Bentleigh.

Informed by feedback from residents and traders, it involves a reconfiguration of the Bentleigh rotunda into a plaza with flexible spaces for the community to enjoy.

Linked by a new, safer crossing over Centre Road, the plaza will connect to public realm changes in Vickery Street, which will see the space transformed into a pedestrian-friendly area with greenery and seating, activated by cafes, restaurants and bars.

The vision is for Eat Street to support and grow the emerging cafe and restaurant culture in Bentleigh.

How has this project come about?

Eat Street is an initiative from Council’s Bentleigh Structure Plan. When we engaged with the community to develop this plan, we heard:

  • there is a lack of quality public space in central Bentleigh;
  • the main shopping areas lack a central community ‘heart’;
  • the Bentleigh Rotunda is not well used and in need of refurbishment;
  • there is a need for a safer north-south crossing linking both sides of Centre Road; and
  • there is an opportunity to support the café and restaurant culture growing up along Centre Road.


What's happening now?

Works to Stage 1 are underway on-site and are expected to be finished in December 2021.

Stage 2 works are programmed to commence in January 2022. This stage of the works incorporates Centre Road and Vickery Street and is anticipated to be completed by June 2022. It will again be undertaken in a staged process to ensure continuity of business to local traders.







Interested in being kept informed?

You can find more information in our FAQ section and in the document library on this page. If you would like to receive updates on the progress of Eat Street, please subscribe to this page.

The Bentleigh Eat Street Project is supported by the Victorian Government.


Eat Street is an exciting initiative to reimagine public space in Bentleigh.

Informed by feedback from residents and traders, it involves a reconfiguration of the Bentleigh rotunda into a plaza with flexible spaces for the community to enjoy.

Linked by a new, safer crossing over Centre Road, the plaza will connect to public realm changes in Vickery Street, which will see the space transformed into a pedestrian-friendly area with greenery and seating, activated by cafes, restaurants and bars.

The vision is for Eat Street to support and grow the emerging cafe and restaurant culture in Bentleigh.

How has this project come about?

Eat Street is an initiative from Council’s Bentleigh Structure Plan. When we engaged with the community to develop this plan, we heard:

  • there is a lack of quality public space in central Bentleigh;
  • the main shopping areas lack a central community ‘heart’;
  • the Bentleigh Rotunda is not well used and in need of refurbishment;
  • there is a need for a safer north-south crossing linking both sides of Centre Road; and
  • there is an opportunity to support the café and restaurant culture growing up along Centre Road.


What's happening now?

Works to Stage 1 are underway on-site and are expected to be finished in December 2021.

Stage 2 works are programmed to commence in January 2022. This stage of the works incorporates Centre Road and Vickery Street and is anticipated to be completed by June 2022. It will again be undertaken in a staged process to ensure continuity of business to local traders.







Interested in being kept informed?

You can find more information in our FAQ section and in the document library on this page. If you would like to receive updates on the progress of Eat Street, please subscribe to this page.

The Bentleigh Eat Street Project is supported by the Victorian Government.


Page last updated: 22 October 2021, 13:20