Help us plan for the future of South Melbourne

The City of Port Phillip has developed a South Melbourne Structure Plan Discussion Paper to continue the conversations we've had with the community about South Melbourne’s future. The Discussion Paper has been developed based on feedback we heard directly from the community in 2021. You can view the results from our first phase of engagement here.

Now we’d like your feedback on the key directions and ideas presented in the Discussion Paper, which are informed by a shared vision for South Melbourne based on your ideas and aspirations. Click the boxes below to learn more about the vision and ideas.

Your feedback will help us prepare the draft South Melbourne Structure Plan, for which we will again seek your feedback when it is ready in 2023. A structure plan will establish a long term vision and actions to manage change. This long-term plan will help prepare South Melbourne for the future and how we respond to challenges such as climate change, population growth and COVID-19.

How to have your say:

  • Complete the online survey below
  • Register to attend an online workshop on either:
    • Thursday 29 September, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
    • Saturday 1 October, 11am to 12.30pm
    • Wednesday 5 October, 11am to 12:30pm

We are offering a $50 Eftpos gift card to the first 15 workshop registrations for each session, so get in quick! To receive a card you must attend the workshop.

  • Come and chat with us at a community conversation - we will be in the following locations:
    • Friday 16 September, 11am-2pm - South Melbourne Market
    • Saturday 17 September, 11am-2pm - corner of Clarendon and Coventry streets
    • Wednesday 21 September, 11am-2pm - Market Street entrance of South Melbourne Central

For more information on the project please refer to the Timeline and FAQs on the right-hand side of this page.

Feedback closes on 14 October 2022.


South Melbourne Structure Plan study area. The South Melbourne Structure Plan study area includes the South Melbourne retail and employment area, and surrounds.

Map image of the South Melbourne Structure Plan study area