Planning for the future of Bentleigh, Carnegie and Elsternwick

Like most of Melbourne municipalities, Glen Eira City Council has a challenging task of accommodating growth and new development, while creating vibrant and successful centres which enhance and protect the character of the local area.

The State Government has directed population growth to busy centres that are close to shops, services and public transport. In response to this, Council developed a set of robust, long-term plans for our community, referred to as Structure Plans.

These Structure Plans set out the shared long-term vision for the busy central areas of Bentleigh, Carnegie and Elsternwick. Development and future land use; transport and parking; types and heights of buildings; employment; open spaces; infrastructure; and the preservation and protection of neighbourhood character are included in the Plans.

Bentleigh, Carnegie and Elsternwick are classed by the State Government as major activity centres that can accommodate these changes. This essentially means these areas will continue to grow and change into the future. Council’s future plan however, means this growth is better located in places that reduce the impact on our existing residential character.

Community consultation included six stages over 12 months, which attracted more than 4,400 submissions and 980 appearances at drop-in sessions and community forums.

You can view the three Structure Plans, which were approved at a Council Meeting on Tuesday 27 February at the links below.

Click here for Bentleigh Structure Plan

Click here for Carnegie Structure Plan

Click here for Elsternwick Structure Plan

Click here for Elsternwick Urban Renewal South Masterplan information