Report to Council, 6 December 2023

A report will be presented to Council at its 6 December 2023 Ordinary Meeting which provides an overview of the findings from the community engagement process, and the next stages.

A copy of the Council report is available here.

The Council Meeting details are as follows:

Date: 6 December 2023

Where: Watch the meeting online or attend in person at St Kilda Town Hall

When: Meeting commences at 6.30 pm

You can request to speak at the Council meeting on 6 December 2023.

Online registrations to speak at Council close 4 pm on 5 December 2023.

Alternatively, if you are attending the meeting in person, manual registration forms will be provided when you arrive at the Town Hall. Ask a Governance Officer if you need assistance to complete the form.

Find out more information on speaking at the Council Meeting via Council’s website.

Project Update

Thank you for your participation and feedback on this project.

In September and October 2023, we asked you for feedback about our draft proposal to develop the St Kilda Trangle site.

We received feedback from over 400 people via online survey responses, email contributions, on-site pop-ups and Council advisory committees. You can read the St Kilda Triangle Community Engagement Summary Report here.

The results of this engagement report will be presented at the Council Meeting on 6 December 2023 and will be used as a basis for decision-making by Council to confirm the way forward for the St Kilda Triangle Project.

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The next round of engagement will be in 2024.

About the project

The St Kilda Triangle, located next to the Palais Theatre in St Kilda, is a unique opportunity as one of Melbourne’s last bayside renewal sites, set against our iconic foreshore. At a public meeting in September 2022, Council decided to look into the feasibility of a live music and performance venue development on the site.

Since then, a multi-disciplinary team has been working to assess demand for a live music venue in St Kilda. A Market Sounding Report outlines the local demand for a 5,000 person live music venue. A Design Feasibility Study has also been undertaken which includes developing preliminary design options to test how the venue, plus other uses such as parking and public outdoor space, would fit on the site and support the broader neighbourhood.

The Design Feasibility Study presents an indicative site layout demonstrating how a live music venue can be accommodated on the site, with opportunities for a new park, outdoor event space, complementary uses and car parking, that also creates better connectivity to our foreshore and respects key views.

We want to know what you think about our proposal and get your feedback on the idea we have created.

We’re accepting feedback until midnight on Thursday 19 October 2023.

The St Kilda Masterplan was endorsed by Council in 2016. Unfortunately, due to the State Government’s decision not to proceed with the NGV Contemporary at the St Kilda Triangle, Council was unable to progress with implementing the Masterplan that was adopted in 2016.

While planning for the future of the area has been underway, Council has supported several large events on the site with the aim of activating the area. These events range from live music performances to circus events and design competitions.

We now have an opportunity to explore other options for the site to ensure St Kilda is an even more vibrant, active and appealing place to live and visit.

We will develop a report that documents everything we heard from you during the engagement period. The report will be available via this webpage.

Your feedback will be used to help us inform the development of design guidelines and/or a site plan that would form the basis of possible future procurement and strategic planning activities if Council elects to proceed with the project.

In December 2023, Council will be presented with a report and decide on the next steps. The report will outline community engagement findings, outcomes of additional feasibility work and recommendations from Council Officers.

If Council decide to continue this project, the next stages of the project will include:

  • Development of design guidelines or a development plan
  • Additional community engagement based on updated designs
  • Development of operational strategies and procurement plans.