South Melbourne is a distinctive neighbourhood that is home to a cluster of diverse places and destinations that provide for all people. The South Melbourne Structure Plan will seek to ensure that the evolution of the area builds upon the existing foundations and strengths of the area, including enhancing the area’s reputation as one of Melbourne’s cultural, creative and market hubs.

Click on the ideas below for a summary of each idea from the Discussion Paper. Further information about how the structure plan could deliver Quality Places is in the Discussion Paper.

Ideas for Quality Places in South Melbourne

Explore how we could deliver new parks in South Melbourne, using Council’s Public Space Strategy.

Investigate how to leverage the strength of the South Melbourne Market to provide greater benefit for the whole area, including improving the integration of the market with surrounding businesses.

Given South Melbourne’s main street grid is 30 metres, explore opportunities to improve the use of wide streets to create more space for pedestrians, trees, landscaping, places to sit and socialise, bike lanes and short-term parking.

Create a new outdoor public space at the South Melbourne Town Hall Reserve that recognises this place as a traditional meeting place for First Nations people.

Explore opportunities to improve the integration of South Melbourne’s public housing sites with the community.