Housing Strategy & Neighbourhood Character Study

Protecting the character of our neighbourhoods while accommodating new growth is a key challenge facing Kingston. How do we keep what we love, while making positive change for the future?

To help us answer these questions, Council is undertaking a Housing Strategy and Neighbourhood Character Study. The Housing Strategy component will provide a long-term plan to manage housing growth within our city. The Neighbourhood Character Study will involve a detailed assessment of design and development and an analysis of neighbourhood character in Kingston’s residential areas.

These projects are being undertaken together to address the interrelated issues of housing needs, location and design in Kingston.

We want to work collaboratively with you to deliver a strategy for Kingston that incorporates community values, creates a shared understanding of local issues and enables everyone to have a say in our future.

Project timeline

The project will run until 2019 and will include multiple opportunities for you to get involved. More information regarding engagement is outlined below.

Have your say!

What do you like/dislike about your street?

There are a few ways that you can tell us what you value about your street and neighbourhood. We’re currently collecting information on housing issues and opportunities within Kingston and the future needs for the community, and would like the community to be involved as much as possible in informing this project. You can provide your feedback in the following ways:

  • Visit the project team at one of our Listening Posts:
    • Main Street, Mordialloc (near the train station forecourt) – Tuesday 17 April, 7.30am – 9.30am
    • Westall Hub, Clayton South – Wednesday 18 April, 2pm – 5pm
    • Chelsea Beach Arcade, Nepean Highway – Saturday 21 April, 10am – 1pm
  • Complete our online survey. Alternatively, the survey can be downloaded and returned to PO Box 1000, Mentone VIC 3194.
  • Host a self-guided walking tour of your street – perhaps even with your neighbours! Follow the instructions below.

Consultation ends on Friday 15 June.


Self-guided walking tours

Step 1: Choose a time that allows you an hour or so to walk along your street/neighbourhood.

Step 2: Using the survey questions as a guide, identify what you most like and dislike about your street.

Pay extra attention to the types of housing on your street, the materials used, the height and form of new and old development. Take a look at landscaping, fencing and vegetation.

Step 3: Visit the Places tool and place a pin on your street, with a summary of the discussion you had on your walking tour. If you completed the survey as well, feel free to send or email it to Council. Our contact details are listed below.


Contact us

If you have any questions about the project, contact the project team at housing@kingston.vic.gov.au, phone 9581 4746, or mail to PO Box 1000, Mentone VIC 3194. If you require the Translating and Interpreting Service please contact 131 450.

For further information on these projects visit kingston.vic.gov.au/planningourfuture


Protecting the character of our neighbourhoods while accommodating new growth is a key challenge facing Kingston. How do we keep what we love, while making positive change for the future?

To help us answer these questions, Council is undertaking a Housing Strategy and Neighbourhood Character Study. The Housing Strategy component will provide a long-term plan to manage housing growth within our city. The Neighbourhood Character Study will involve a detailed assessment of design and development and an analysis of neighbourhood character in Kingston’s residential areas.

These projects are being undertaken together to address the interrelated issues of housing needs, location and design in Kingston.

We want to work collaboratively with you to deliver a strategy for Kingston that incorporates community values, creates a shared understanding of local issues and enables everyone to have a say in our future.

Project timeline

The project will run until 2019 and will include multiple opportunities for you to get involved. More information regarding engagement is outlined below.

Have your say!

What do you like/dislike about your street?

There are a few ways that you can tell us what you value about your street and neighbourhood. We’re currently collecting information on housing issues and opportunities within Kingston and the future needs for the community, and would like the community to be involved as much as possible in informing this project. You can provide your feedback in the following ways:

  • Visit the project team at one of our Listening Posts:
    • Main Street, Mordialloc (near the train station forecourt) – Tuesday 17 April, 7.30am – 9.30am
    • Westall Hub, Clayton South – Wednesday 18 April, 2pm – 5pm
    • Chelsea Beach Arcade, Nepean Highway – Saturday 21 April, 10am – 1pm
  • Complete our online survey. Alternatively, the survey can be downloaded and returned to PO Box 1000, Mentone VIC 3194.
  • Host a self-guided walking tour of your street – perhaps even with your neighbours! Follow the instructions below.

Consultation ends on Friday 15 June.


Self-guided walking tours

Step 1: Choose a time that allows you an hour or so to walk along your street/neighbourhood.

Step 2: Using the survey questions as a guide, identify what you most like and dislike about your street.

Pay extra attention to the types of housing on your street, the materials used, the height and form of new and old development. Take a look at landscaping, fencing and vegetation.

Step 3: Visit the Places tool and place a pin on your street, with a summary of the discussion you had on your walking tour. If you completed the survey as well, feel free to send or email it to Council. Our contact details are listed below.


Contact us

If you have any questions about the project, contact the project team at housing@kingston.vic.gov.au, phone 9581 4746, or mail to PO Box 1000, Mentone VIC 3194. If you require the Translating and Interpreting Service please contact 131 450.

For further information on these projects visit kingston.vic.gov.au/planningourfuture


Self-guided walking tour

6 months
Take the time to identify what you most like and dislike about your street. Look at types of housing, materials used, height and form of new and old development, landscaping, fencing and vegetation. 

Place the appropriate pin on your street, with a summary of the discussion you had on your walking tour.
Take the time to identify what you most like and dislike about your street. Look at types of housing, materials used, height and form of new and old development, landscaping, fencing and vegetation. 

Place the appropriate pin on your street, with a summary of the discussion you had on your walking tour.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded