Developing a Plan for Chelsea

The City of Kingston is keen to hear from the community to help shape the future of Chelsea.

We want to work collaboratively with the Chelsea community to develop a Structure Plan for the Chelsea Activity Centre that incorporates community values, builds on the best of Chelsea and sets out an exciting vision for its future.


What is a Structure Plan?

A Structure Plan is a long-term vision for an area. It can include recommendations on infrastructure and funding, as well as policies to guide private development and public investment. A Structure Plan is a “blueprint” for development and investment in a specific area that may progress over many years.

A Structure Plan provides detail regarding how existing important features of local communities such as shopping centres, community services and infrastructure, parks and open space, roads, transport connections and areas for housing and employment may evolve or transform over time. A Structure Plan also provides future direction on any planning zone and land use changes and helps to identify the need for new or additional infrastructure to support increased housing and employment.


What is an Activity Centre?

An Activity Centre is a vibrant community hub where people shop, meet, relax, and often live. Activity Centres are well served by public transport and provide a range of services and infrastructure. Chelsea is one of six Major Activity Centres in the City of Kingston.


Why are we doing this?

Vibrant Activity Centres need long term plans, and while Chelsea is one of Kingston’s six Major Activity Centres (MAC), it does not currently have a Structure Plan to guide future decision making in the area.

Developing a Chelsea Structure Plan is a key priority for the City of Kingston and will provide a long-term vision for the centre.

With the State Government’s planned level crossing removals in Chelsea, the Structure Plan also presents an opportunity for Council and the community to ensure that this major infrastructure project preserves Chelsea’s unique coastal character while ensuring the success of the precinct for years to come.


How long will it take to be implemented?

A Structure Plan helps to shape a long-term vision and planning direction for an area over a 20-year timeframe. Some changes may take place in the near future, whilst others may not happen for many years.

Following extensive community consultation and engagement, it is expected that the Structure Plan will be completed by the end of this year. Council is keen to explore opportunities for partnerships with the community and local businesses in delivering on the Structure Plan.


Does this inform what will happen with the Level Crossing Removals in Chelsea?

The Level Crossing Removals proposed in Chelsea will be undertaken by the State Government’s Level Crossing Removal Authority. Council wants to work with the community and the Level Crossing Removal Authority to prepare a Structure Plan for the Chelsea Activity Centre that will achieve the best possible outcome for our local community during this project.

The Chelsea Structure Plan will outline a vision for the rail precinct and the design of future level crossing removals, clearly outlining Council and the community's vision for this once-in-a-generation project.


Engaging with the community

We want to work collaboratively with you to develop a Chelsea Structure Plan that incorporates community values, builds on the best of Chelsea’s features and sets out an exciting vision for the future.

An extensive process of community consultation and engagement will occur over the next 12 months to ensure that residents, businesses and visitors alike can all have their say on the future of Chelsea. This will include collaboration with a representative sample of the Chelsea community in the form of a Community Panel. The Community Panel’s deliberations will help inform and guide the development of a Structure Plan for Chelsea.

Further information on planned consultation and engagement activities will be posted here soon.


Have your say

We want to work collaboratively with you to develop a Chelsea Structure Plan that incorporates community values, builds on the best of Chelsea’s features and sets out an exciting vision for the future.

You can share your views by:

  • Taking part in our online survey via the link below.
  • Make a further submission by emailing strategic.planning@kingston.vic.gov.au or mailing PO Box 1000, Mentone 3194.

Alternatively, to be kept informed as the project progresses please sign up for project updates here.

The City of Kingston is keen to hear from the community to help shape the future of Chelsea.

We want to work collaboratively with the Chelsea community to develop a Structure Plan for the Chelsea Activity Centre that incorporates community values, builds on the best of Chelsea and sets out an exciting vision for its future.


What is a Structure Plan?

A Structure Plan is a long-term vision for an area. It can include recommendations on infrastructure and funding, as well as policies to guide private development and public investment. A Structure Plan is a “blueprint” for development and investment in a specific area that may progress over many years.

A Structure Plan provides detail regarding how existing important features of local communities such as shopping centres, community services and infrastructure, parks and open space, roads, transport connections and areas for housing and employment may evolve or transform over time. A Structure Plan also provides future direction on any planning zone and land use changes and helps to identify the need for new or additional infrastructure to support increased housing and employment.


What is an Activity Centre?

An Activity Centre is a vibrant community hub where people shop, meet, relax, and often live. Activity Centres are well served by public transport and provide a range of services and infrastructure. Chelsea is one of six Major Activity Centres in the City of Kingston.


Why are we doing this?

Vibrant Activity Centres need long term plans, and while Chelsea is one of Kingston’s six Major Activity Centres (MAC), it does not currently have a Structure Plan to guide future decision making in the area.

Developing a Chelsea Structure Plan is a key priority for the City of Kingston and will provide a long-term vision for the centre.

With the State Government’s planned level crossing removals in Chelsea, the Structure Plan also presents an opportunity for Council and the community to ensure that this major infrastructure project preserves Chelsea’s unique coastal character while ensuring the success of the precinct for years to come.


How long will it take to be implemented?

A Structure Plan helps to shape a long-term vision and planning direction for an area over a 20-year timeframe. Some changes may take place in the near future, whilst others may not happen for many years.

Following extensive community consultation and engagement, it is expected that the Structure Plan will be completed by the end of this year. Council is keen to explore opportunities for partnerships with the community and local businesses in delivering on the Structure Plan.


Does this inform what will happen with the Level Crossing Removals in Chelsea?

The Level Crossing Removals proposed in Chelsea will be undertaken by the State Government’s Level Crossing Removal Authority. Council wants to work with the community and the Level Crossing Removal Authority to prepare a Structure Plan for the Chelsea Activity Centre that will achieve the best possible outcome for our local community during this project.

The Chelsea Structure Plan will outline a vision for the rail precinct and the design of future level crossing removals, clearly outlining Council and the community's vision for this once-in-a-generation project.


Engaging with the community

We want to work collaboratively with you to develop a Chelsea Structure Plan that incorporates community values, builds on the best of Chelsea’s features and sets out an exciting vision for the future.

An extensive process of community consultation and engagement will occur over the next 12 months to ensure that residents, businesses and visitors alike can all have their say on the future of Chelsea. This will include collaboration with a representative sample of the Chelsea community in the form of a Community Panel. The Community Panel’s deliberations will help inform and guide the development of a Structure Plan for Chelsea.

Further information on planned consultation and engagement activities will be posted here soon.


Have your say

We want to work collaboratively with you to develop a Chelsea Structure Plan that incorporates community values, builds on the best of Chelsea’s features and sets out an exciting vision for the future.

You can share your views by:

  • Taking part in our online survey via the link below.
  • Make a further submission by emailing strategic.planning@kingston.vic.gov.au or mailing PO Box 1000, Mentone 3194.

Alternatively, to be kept informed as the project progresses please sign up for project updates here.

Developing a Plan for Chelsea

5 months

Take the time to identify what you most love about Chelsea, and what you would change. 

Place the appropriate pin on the location, with a summary of your feedback. 

Take the time to identify what you most love about Chelsea, and what you would change. 

Place the appropriate pin on the location, with a summary of your feedback. 

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