Thank you for you interest in this project. Stage three community consultation has concluded.

'A special place on the foreshore for everyone that welcomes a diversity of sustainable uses anchored by a working marina.' St Kilda Marina site vision

The 50-year lease of the St Kilda Marina is ending on 30 April 2019. This presents an exciting opportunity to plan for the marina’s future before a new long-term lease arrangement is secured. Council is committed to working with the Victorian Government, community, users of the marina and other key stakeholders to re-imagine the St Kilda Marina site.

In Stage Three of the St Kilda Marina project, Council worked with a Community Panel and technical experts on an iterative design process exploring future site options. The project team is now in the process of developing a Site Brief, to be presented to Council mid-2019. The Site Brief will guide future site development and lease requirements.

The work to procure a new long-term lease arrangement for the site is outlined in the Project Approach.

Proposed Interim Lease

An interim short-term lease arrangement is required to cover the gap between the expiry of the existing lease in April 2019 and the commencement of a new long-term lease arrangement.

As published in the Port Phillip Leader on 12 February 2019, Council has advised of its intention to provide an interim three-year lease to the current lease holder of St Kilda Marina, Australian Marinas (A'Asia).

Any person wishing to make a submission in relation to the proposed interim lease must do so in writing by 12 March 2019.

All submissions will be considered in accordance with section 223 of the Local Government Act.

Submissions should be addressed to:

Michelle Rysanek
Port Phillip City Council
Private Bag 3
PO St Kilda, Victoria, 3182

The full public notice can be read in our Documents library.

Community Panel Update

The St Kilda Marina Project Community Panel has come to an end, with its final session and presentation to Council on 10 December. We will report on this final session after Council has reviewed the panel's outcomes.

Over sessions three and four the Community Panel worked incredibly hard exploring and unpacking the different options, ideas and limitations for the site's future. In session three, under the guidance of Council and the technical consultants, the panel worked with a test site layout to explore the potential outer limits of the site and the relationships between key site elements. Panel members raised a number of concerns and opportunities they wanted to see explored further. In session four the Community Panel was guided through the draft criteria for the key site elements. It was explained that these 'must have' and 'nice to have' criteria would inform the Site Brief and therefore guide future site development and lease requirements. The panel was given the opportunity to recommend changes to the draft criteria to better reflect their aspirations and the site’s future vision and objectives.

You can learn more about the Community Panel's progress in the session summary or check out the highlights in the video.

For more information please contact the project team via ASSIST on 03 9209 6777 or email You can also email us to sign up for project updates.


Thank you for you interest in this project. Stage three community consultation has concluded.