Your say on the future of Cheltenham

Consultation has concluded

The Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project is coming soon and Council wants to make sure Cheltenham's history is preserved while ensuring the success of the precinct for years to come.

We’re currently working with the community and key stakeholders to revise the Cheltenham Structure Plan to achieve the best possible outcome for our local community during this once-in-a-generation project.

The updated Structure Plan will guide future planning and development in the precinct, including infrastructure, land use, new development, public spaces and more.

Community engagement

Council considered the community’s submissions and adopted the final Structure Plan at a meeting on Monday 11 December 2017. Subject to Council adoption, the Structure Plan Review will then be implemented into the Planning Scheme.

Throughout July and August 2017, Council asked the local community what should be improved and preserved in Cheltenham. We did this through:

  • two pop-up information sharing sessions
  • an online survey
  • face-to-face engagement with local traders.

What we heard

  • Cheltenham Park and Stanley Avenue Reserve are highly valued.
  • Current pedestrian access from Cheltenham Central to Cheltenham Park is poor.
  • Cheltenham doesn’t really have a unique look and feel, so there are opportunities to create an identifiable character for the precinct.
  • The heritage buildings at Cheltenham Station are highly valued.
  • Transport and movement in Cheltenham is changing, with half of people surveyed walking to the centre on their last visit.

The plan

We’ve prepared a Precinct Concept Plan for Cheltenham that incorporates the community feedback received. The plan proposes:

  • creating significant new open spaces in the Cheltenham Activity Centre
  • providing up to 150 extra car spaces for the centre
  • retaining the heritage station buildings
  • transforming pedestrian links into Cheltenham Park
  • providing new opportunities for housing and employment
  • retaining and showcasing the existing palm trees at the station
  • creating new opportunities for local traders.

Have your say

A pop-up information sharing session was held at at Charman Road, Cheltenham (near the intersection of Station Road) on Wednesday 8 November from 2.30pm - 5.30pm.

Community members could also have their say on the plans by Sunday 19 November 2017 by completing the feedback form below or writing to Council.

The Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project is coming soon and Council wants to make sure Cheltenham's history is preserved while ensuring the success of the precinct for years to come.

We’re currently working with the community and key stakeholders to revise the Cheltenham Structure Plan to achieve the best possible outcome for our local community during this once-in-a-generation project.

The updated Structure Plan will guide future planning and development in the precinct, including infrastructure, land use, new development, public spaces and more.

Community engagement

Council considered the community’s submissions and adopted the final Structure Plan at a meeting on Monday 11 December 2017. Subject to Council adoption, the Structure Plan Review will then be implemented into the Planning Scheme.

Throughout July and August 2017, Council asked the local community what should be improved and preserved in Cheltenham. We did this through:

  • two pop-up information sharing sessions
  • an online survey
  • face-to-face engagement with local traders.

What we heard

  • Cheltenham Park and Stanley Avenue Reserve are highly valued.
  • Current pedestrian access from Cheltenham Central to Cheltenham Park is poor.
  • Cheltenham doesn’t really have a unique look and feel, so there are opportunities to create an identifiable character for the precinct.
  • The heritage buildings at Cheltenham Station are highly valued.
  • Transport and movement in Cheltenham is changing, with half of people surveyed walking to the centre on their last visit.

The plan

We’ve prepared a Precinct Concept Plan for Cheltenham that incorporates the community feedback received. The plan proposes:

  • creating significant new open spaces in the Cheltenham Activity Centre
  • providing up to 150 extra car spaces for the centre
  • retaining the heritage station buildings
  • transforming pedestrian links into Cheltenham Park
  • providing new opportunities for housing and employment
  • retaining and showcasing the existing palm trees at the station
  • creating new opportunities for local traders.

Have your say

A pop-up information sharing session was held at at Charman Road, Cheltenham (near the intersection of Station Road) on Wednesday 8 November from 2.30pm - 5.30pm.

Community members could also have their say on the plans by Sunday 19 November 2017 by completing the feedback form below or writing to Council.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The removal of the level crossings at Charman Road and Park Road will have a big impact on Cheltenham. A lowered rail line, new station precinct and increasing development activity will change the landscape of Cheltenham and Council would like to understand your vision and opinions to help update the Structure Plan. This will influence all future planning and development for the centre into the future.

    The removal of the level crossings at Charman Road and Park Road will have a big impact on Cheltenham. A lowered rail line, new station precinct and increasing development activity will change the landscape of Cheltenham and Council would like to understand your vision and opinions to help update the Structure Plan. This will influence all future planning and development for the centre into the future.

    Consultation has concluded