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We are revitalising the Glenferrie Road precinct in Hawthorn, building on what makes it unique and enhancing the precinct to create a place for people to come together, stay, play and belong. A placemaking project is currently underway as part of our commitment to improving Boroondara’s public spaces.

Status

  • Over 1,100 people shared their ideas to enhance the Glenferrie Road precinct in early-2020.
  • Your big ideas have been collated to create the Glenferrie Road Place Vision - a document that brings together a collective vision for the future of the precinct to guide Council’s efforts in creating a place that is vibrant and welcoming. It serves as the first step in developing a comprehensive plan for the future of Glenferrie Road.
  • More than 700 people helped to prioritise key opportunities to improve the precinct via an online survey and interactive online workshops in August/September 2020.
  • All of your feedback will inform the Glenferrie Road Place Plan - a document full of projects and initiatives to revitalise the precinct now and into the future. The Place Plan is expected to be delivered in March 2021.

Keep informed

You can get involved in a number of ways:

Glenferrie Road Place Vision

Based on your ideas and feedback, your collective vision for the future of the Glenferrie Road precinct is:

“Glenferrie will be a vibrant and accessible place where everyone feels welcome. The streets and public spaces will offer more greenery and opportunities for people to meet, shop, learn and hold events. The local economy and community will flourish, with people and businesses representing the area’s rich diversity.”

  • Download your copy of the Glenferrie Road Place Vision.

Download the Glenferrie Road Place Vision

Summary of community consultation

The findings from community engagement earlier in 2020 are summarised in this document, including what you told us about the current use and identity of the Glenferrie Road precinct, the different areas for improvement, and what you’d like the precinct to look and feel like in the future.

Download the Glenferrie Road Consultation Summary

Glenferrie Road is home to a diverse mix of boutique fashion stores, cafés, grocers, healthcare providers, sports and recreation facilities and so much more.

You’ll find a cinema in the heart of the bustling strip and the Hawthorn Arts Centre where art enthusiasts are treated to magnificent exhibitions in the Town Hall Gallery space.

 

Enjoy food and wine from around the world, exploring the many restaurants and bars in the area as the sun goes down.

With excellent public transport links and a unique character, the Glenferrie Precinct has been selected as our next placemaking project, with the aim of enhancing this popular hub, creating a place for people to enjoy and feel connected to.

 

More information

For more information, contact the Placemaking team at [email protected].

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