Elsternwick Urban Renewal South Masterplan

Council is working towards the development of a masterplan for the Elsternwick Urban Renewal South area (the commercial land on Nepean Highway, north of the Gardenvale railway bridge).

The first phase of this project involved undertaking background technical studies for urban design, traffic and economics. These studies informed the Place Analysis Report ( and Appendix: Movement and Access Technical Assessment).

We also know that many people are concerned about traffic in the Urban Renewal South area and surrounds. A Traffic and Movement Plan is being developed and will propose changes to the existing local roads. This will help us to address your concerns and make both short and longer-term improvements for your neighbourhood. Your feedback from the survey on traffic and movement is assisting us in developing the Traffic and Movement Plan.

What is Council’s commitment?

This work is part of our commitment to undertake further traffic and shadowing analysis before developing a Planning Scheme Amendment for Elsternwick.

The Amendment will give effect to the Elsternwick Structure Plan (adopted on 27 February 2018) and must satisfy the urban renewal design principles outlined in the Plan which include minimising overshadowing and overlooking to existing residential sites and minimising traffic and parking impacts on existing residential streets.

Next steps

The community's input will inform the next stage of the project, a draft Masterplan. The Masterplan will help us develop planning controls that aim to locate the right buildings in the right places throughout Elsternwick, provide for more open space, manage traffic and prioritise local jobs.

You will also have the chance to have your say on the draft Masterplan.

Stay up-to-date with how these projects are progressing by registering your details.

For further information, contact Council’s City Futures Department on 9524 3333.

Council is working towards the development of a masterplan for the Elsternwick Urban Renewal South area (the commercial land on Nepean Highway, north of the Gardenvale railway bridge).

The first phase of this project involved undertaking background technical studies for urban design, traffic and economics. These studies informed the Place Analysis Report ( and Appendix: Movement and Access Technical Assessment).

We also know that many people are concerned about traffic in the Urban Renewal South area and surrounds. A Traffic and Movement Plan is being developed and will propose changes to the existing local roads. This will help us to address your concerns and make both short and longer-term improvements for your neighbourhood. Your feedback from the survey on traffic and movement is assisting us in developing the Traffic and Movement Plan.

What is Council’s commitment?

This work is part of our commitment to undertake further traffic and shadowing analysis before developing a Planning Scheme Amendment for Elsternwick.

The Amendment will give effect to the Elsternwick Structure Plan (adopted on 27 February 2018) and must satisfy the urban renewal design principles outlined in the Plan which include minimising overshadowing and overlooking to existing residential sites and minimising traffic and parking impacts on existing residential streets.

Next steps

The community's input will inform the next stage of the project, a draft Masterplan. The Masterplan will help us develop planning controls that aim to locate the right buildings in the right places throughout Elsternwick, provide for more open space, manage traffic and prioritise local jobs.

You will also have the chance to have your say on the draft Masterplan.

Stay up-to-date with how these projects are progressing by registering your details.

For further information, contact Council’s City Futures Department on 9524 3333.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    A Place Analysis Report has been developed for the Elsternwick Urban Renewal South area. You can provide your feedback on this document until Monday 13 May by making a submission below.

    A Place Analysis Report has been developed for the Elsternwick Urban Renewal South area. You can provide your feedback on this document until Monday 13 May by making a submission below.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We also know that many people are concerned about traffic in the Urban Renewal South area and surrounds. 

    Previous community feedback through six stages of consultation for structure planning as well as the proposed scope of this project includes:

    • Congestion at pick-up and drop-off times at Leibler Yavneh College
    • Commuters parking in St James Parade and surrounding streets
    • ‘Rat running’ occurring through streets such as St James Parade and McMillan Street
    • Limited parking available in streets such as Alexandra and Oak Avenues, Riddell Parade, Marmara Drive, Elm Avenue and St James Parade

    We also know that many people are concerned about traffic in the Urban Renewal South area and surrounds. 

    Previous community feedback through six stages of consultation for structure planning as well as the proposed scope of this project includes:

    • Congestion at pick-up and drop-off times at Leibler Yavneh College
    • Commuters parking in St James Parade and surrounding streets
    • ‘Rat running’ occurring through streets such as St James Parade and McMillan Street
    • Limited parking available in streets such as Alexandra and Oak Avenues, Riddell Parade, Marmara Drive, Elm Avenue and St James Parade

    As part of this process, we are developing a Traffic and Movement Plan that will propose changes to the existing local roads. This will help us to address your concerns and make both short and longer-term improvements for your neighbourhood.

    Click here to view the Traffic and Movement Plan study area.

    The Movement and Traffic Technical Assessment prepared by Traffix Group proposes four design options to reduce rat-running through the neighbourhood via St James Parade.

    One Mile Grid has produced a report that analyses traffic and movement in more detail. The data has supported the concerns above. To read a summary of the findings, click here. The full One Mile Grid report can be downloaded here.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    In developing this brief Council has considered community concerns raised during previous consultation, the 11 adopted urban renewal design principles along with the information required to the support planning scheme amendment process.

    Note: The final project scope including deliverables will be finalised with the successful tenderer in partnership with the Community Reference Group and taking into account this community feedback.

    In developing this brief Council has considered community concerns raised during previous consultation, the 11 adopted urban renewal design principles along with the information required to the support planning scheme amendment process.

    Note: The final project scope including deliverables will be finalised with the successful tenderer in partnership with the Community Reference Group and taking into account this community feedback.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND HELP US SHAPE THE FUTURE OF ELSTERNWICK?

    Are you passionate about Elsternwick?  Are you keen to ensure that the neighbourhood grows and changes in a smart, inclusive and sustainable way?  Do you have skills that would help us think about how we plan new open space, housing and public spaces? 

    Council is calling on the community of Elsternwick to nominate to be part of our new Community Reference Group. 

    What is this Community Reference Group about?

    We understand that local passion and knowledge are essential to ensuring the best

    WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND HELP US SHAPE THE FUTURE OF ELSTERNWICK?

    Are you passionate about Elsternwick?  Are you keen to ensure that the neighbourhood grows and changes in a smart, inclusive and sustainable way?  Do you have skills that would help us think about how we plan new open space, housing and public spaces? 

    Council is calling on the community of Elsternwick to nominate to be part of our new Community Reference Group. 

    What is this Community Reference Group about?

    We understand that local passion and knowledge are essential to ensuring the best possible outcome for the urban renewal areas in Elsternwick.

    We are looking to appoint a local Community Reference Group, consisting of approximately 10 local representatives appointed through expression of interest, to help guide planning for the Elsternwick Urban Renewal South Masterplan. 

    The Community Reference Group will bring local knowledge and individual skills and passion to help guide the development of a new Masterplan for the designated Urban Renewal South area adjacent to the Nepean Highway.  Members will also share progress on the development of the Masterplan with their family, friends, colleagues and neighbours.

    The group will meet approximately 10 times throughout the development of the Masterplan and provide local advice and recommendations to Council.

    We are looking for local representatives to help guide the new Masterplan by bringing specialist guidance around aspects such as parks, urban design, sustainability and social inclusion, and provide an authentic expression of the community’s hopes for the future of this part of Elsternwick.

    Who are we looking for?

    We are seeking members, of all ages who:

    • Are passionate about Elsternwick and its future.
    • Can help to represent a broad range of views that reflect the diversity of the community.
    • Are willing to contribute positively to activities and meetings.
    • Have an open mind and are willing to learn new things.
    • Bring a diversity of skills and passions to the table.

    We are particularly interested in community members who live or work close to the urban renewal south area identified in the map.

    What specialist skills and passions would we like to see in the Community Reference Group?

    We know that an innovative and community-focused Masterplan needs to be guided by local people – people who live and breathe Elsternwick.  However, we are hoping that the Community Reference Group can also bring a set of skills that can ensure we’re considering a variety of planning, design and community-focused topics.  These might include:

    • Urban design and architecture.
    • Community services such as childcare, social work and aged care.
    • Creative arts and culture.
    • Cultural heritage and history.
    • Education.
    • Technology.
    • Finance sector/economics.
    • Social justice.
    • Health.
    • Sustainability and the environment.
    • Sustainable transport.
    • Green spaces and landscape architecture, including parks, gardens.
    • Urban agriculture and food security.
    • Extensive local knowledge.
    • Other skills you think would contribute to the masterplan.

    You may not actively work in these fields, but simply have a passion and energy for the topic that would help guide the development of the new Masterplan.

    What engagement will be undertaken with the community?

    There are two phases of engagement with the community to inform the development of the new Masterplan.

    Phase one of the engagement process (July-August 2018) will gather community ideas, concerns, initiatives and energy to help build a draft Masterplan.During phase two (September-December), we will invite community feedback on the draft Masterplan.

    The community will also have the opportunity to participate in the formal submission process once the Planning Scheme Amendment is exhibited.

    What is the role of the Community Reference Group?

    This Community Reference Group will participate in a series of activities throughout the development of the Masterplan, which will include meetings, workshops and presentations. Background reading documents may be supplied via an online forum as required, with activities and meetings anticipated to take place face-to-face, outside of normal business operating hours. Activities will either be held at or will commence at the Caulfield RSL in Elsternwick. 

    The first meeting will be held on Thursday 30 August, 6.30pm at Caulfield RSL, 4 St Georges Road Elsternwick.

    For more information about the consultation process, download the Elsternwick Urban Renewal South Masterplan MilestonesCommunity Engagement process and Community reference group engagement level of influence.

    Expressions of interest close Sunday 19 August 2018.

    To express your interest please complete the questions below.

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