East Village

Once an important industrial area, the East Village precinct has seen the departure of many large-scale manufacturing businesses in recent decades. There is now an opportunity to renew the precinct and allow East Village to become an environmentally sustainable and innovative mixed-use area with a focus on employment and education. Glen Eira City Council is working in partnership with the Victorian Planning Authority (State Government) and the community to form a future plan for the site.


Throughout 2018, Council worked closely with the East Village Community Reference Group and the Victorian Planning Authority to develop more detail to the community’s future vision.

In particular, a Structure Plan has been developed based on community feedback, which informs a suite of planning controls for the precinct. These important documents were approved by Council at a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday 23 October.

  • The Structure Plan can be downloaded here.
  • A summary of community feedback across all stages of the project, can be found here.

The Minister for Planning has granted authorisation to Council to exhibit a Planning Scheme Amendment to implement the planning controls into the Glen Eira Planning Scheme. You can have your say on the Amendment between Thursday 5 September and Wednesday 9 October via Council's website at www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/east-village

For further details, contact Council's City Futures Department on 9524 3333.

Visit the Victorian Planning Authority's website at https://vpa.vic.gov.au/project/east-village-strategic-site/

Once an important industrial area, the East Village precinct has seen the departure of many large-scale manufacturing businesses in recent decades. There is now an opportunity to renew the precinct and allow East Village to become an environmentally sustainable and innovative mixed-use area with a focus on employment and education. Glen Eira City Council is working in partnership with the Victorian Planning Authority (State Government) and the community to form a future plan for the site.


Throughout 2018, Council worked closely with the East Village Community Reference Group and the Victorian Planning Authority to develop more detail to the community’s future vision.

In particular, a Structure Plan has been developed based on community feedback, which informs a suite of planning controls for the precinct. These important documents were approved by Council at a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday 23 October.

  • The Structure Plan can be downloaded here.
  • A summary of community feedback across all stages of the project, can be found here.

The Minister for Planning has granted authorisation to Council to exhibit a Planning Scheme Amendment to implement the planning controls into the Glen Eira Planning Scheme. You can have your say on the Amendment between Thursday 5 September and Wednesday 9 October via Council's website at www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/east-village

For further details, contact Council's City Futures Department on 9524 3333.

Visit the Victorian Planning Authority's website at https://vpa.vic.gov.au/project/east-village-strategic-site/

  • We Asked — You Said — We Did

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    We Asked

    In February 2017, Council began developing a future vision for the former industrial area in Bentleigh East that stretches from North Road to Virginia Park – East Village. Between March and December 2017, Council conducted a four-stage community engagement process to gather views on what this revitalised precinct should look like and focus on.


    You Said

    From this process, we heard that transport and access, housing (including affordable housing), building considerations, employment and innovation, green spaces, landscape and drainage, community facilities and services were important. As we developed the Structure Plan and then undertook the formal planning scheme amendment process to incorporate the Structure Plan, we further heard from the community about concerns including traffic, car parking, location and impacts of a proposed school, building heights, overdevelopment, affordable housing, insufficient open space, and exemption from Notice and Review. We received over 380 submissions during the development of the Structure Plan and 158 submissions during the formal planning scheme amendment process.


    We Did

    From this feedback, and in partnership with an East Village Reference Group, a vision and Structure Plan for East Village were developed and endorsed by Council in October 2018. From September 2019 to July 2020, a formal planning scheme amendment process (C155) was conducted to incorporate the new planning controls outlined in the East Village Structure Plan into the Glen Eira Planning Scheme.

    The planning controls outline a plan for future land use that aims to deliver:

    - 3,000 new dwellings for 6,000 new residents;

    - 4,500 new jobs;

    - a new Central Park, Town Square and extension of Marlborough Street Reserve;

    - a new pavilion in Marlborough Park and new community facilities in the Town Square; and

    - a new secondary school campus.

    The vision for East Village is a sustainable mixed-use precinct with a focus on innovative employment and education opportunities. Enhanced by green spaces and places for people, it will be supported by a diverse range of high-quality housing and retail that caters for all. Council acknowledges and thanks all community members who have been involved in the East Village project since 2017.