Help shape St Kilda Marina’s future

14-May-2018
Port Phillip Council is urging its community, visitors and boating enthusiasts to have their say about the future of St Kilda Marina.

Mayor Bernadene Voss said the expiry of the Marina’s 50-year lease in April next year provided a tremendous opportunity to unlock its full potential as a key destination for locals, Melbournians and visitors.

“We want to work with the community, marina users and the Victorian Government to reimagine the future for this iconic site, which is home to one of the best views in Australia,” Cr Voss said.

Feedback indicated the general public perception of the Marina as a place which feels private, rather than an accessible and inviting destination for people to ‘drop by’.
“Our aim is to produce a great final design which respects the history of this landmark while providing a revitalised space for recreation and events,” Cr Voss said.

“A careful balance of environmental, social and economic considerations is key to ensuring the site retains its character while responding to placemaking opportunities.”

A draft site vision and objectives are on Council’s Have Your Say page for residents to provide feedback and share ideas, as well as to express interest in joining a Community Panel which will be part of the design process to explore future site options.

The Marina is on Crown land, managed by Council as the Committee of Management. Any future development will be strictly controlled under state and local planning policies.
Built on reclaimed land in 1968 and 1969, this was Australia’s first modern marina with 200 wet pens and 250 boat dry storage.

Consultation closes on 30 May. It includes two pop-up info sessions at Ormond Road Village (19 May) and a Community Open Day on 26 May.

Complete the survey, leave your comments and ideas and register your interest for the Community Panel at the link below.

For more information:
https://haveyoursay.portphillip.vic.gov.au/stkildamarina