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Cato Square is the $60+ million transformation of the old Cato Street car park in Prahran into over 9,000m2 of multifunctional urban parkland with underground car parking.

The Cato Square project is one of the largest, most ambitious and exciting construction projects ever delivered in the City of Stonnington. Find out more.


Connect V2.jpgA thriving urban forest helps to support the key pillars of Community, Environment, Liveability and Prosperity that guide the vision, direction and provision of Council services. Council Plan 2013-2017

The importance of the urban forest to a City's liveability, environment and prosperity is widely recognised. Trees and green spaces play an important role in the physical and mental wellbeing of community and are an essential element of any city. The City of Stonnington is fortunate to have a diverse and mature urban forest that underpins the character and amenity of the area. Find Out More.

Council is now preparing to develop a new Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan (2017-2021). The Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan is a key strategic planning tool that aims to maintain and improve public health and wellbeing at a local community level.

As part of the process of developing the next four year plan, Council would like your opinion regarding what you think can be done by Council to protect and improve your health, and what the priority health areas are for Stonnington residents. Find out more.  



Planning Glenferrie High_Compressed.jpg At a Meeting held on 30 November 2015 Council adopted the final Structure Plan for the Glenferrie Rd and High St Activity Centre and resolved to prepare draft planning controls for the purpose of a Planning Scheme Amendment. The draft planning controls begin the process of implementing the vision of the Structure Plan.

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indoor stadium small.jpg In Stonnington, participation rates across indoor sports is lower than State participation rates, primarily due to the lack of facilities. An analysis of potential participation in indoor court sports shows that Stonnington requires at least four additional courts to meet current demand.

Council has sought a suitable site for an indoor stadium that can accommodate the provision of four courts with car parking, court-side seating, and change room facilities to improve the opportunity for local sports enthusiasts to participate in indoor sports.  Find out more. 

Gardiner Park

Gardiner Park is being redeveloped as part of Council’s commitment to provide high-quality facilities and open space for the community.

The read more about what the redevelopment will include on Connect Stonnington. Find out more.

Hawsburn Village connect pic.jpg Hawksburn Village is an important centre for local services, employment, housing, transport and interaction. Council has prepared a Draft  Structure Plan for the Hawksburn Centre which sets out a plan to manage growth and change within the Centre for the next 20 – 30 years.

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on the Draft Structure Plan for Hawksburn Village. Council has adopted a Structure Plan for Hawksburn Village. Find out more.

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Temporary traffic arrangements have now been in place in Greville Street, King Street and Porter Street for over six months. These arrangements have proven to be popular with local residents, business owners and visitors to the precinct.

Extensive community consultation has been undertaken prior to and throughout the trial period and your feedback has been incorporated into the final designs. Council has also recently delivered the first stage of this project with improvement works undertaken in Grattan Gardens, creating a new space for the community to use and enjoy.  Find out more. 

Our City continues to grow and change. Thank you for telling us about your local shops and what change and improvements you would like to see. Stonnington has prepared a Draft Activity Centres Strategy that is now available to view or download.

This Strategy sets out a 20-30 year strategic framework for the future capacity for growth as well as identifying the economic, social and community role of individual activity centres. Find out more.


At its meeting on 27 June 2016, Council approved the review of the dog lead status of Surrey Park, Surrey Road, South Yarra. This followed a number of requests by residents to review the current on-lead status of Surrey Park.