Mount Street masterplan

  • Project typeMasterplan implementation

In November 2019, Council adopted the Mount Street masterplan that, over the next few years, will deliver interconnecting green spaces, pocket parks and attractive, people-friendly streets.

The masterplan was influenced and refined through a series of community engagements programs - surveys, interviews, in-person sessions and online workshops.

The final design is a genuine collaboration between the city of Stonnington and the Prahran community that will beautify and enhance this vibrant pocket of Prahran. 

Masterplan implementation

Completed works

Project

Mouclif Park (east) - park development
Bangs Park - park development

This is the first stage of the Mount Street master plan implementation and was delivered with Victorian Government funding support through the Suburban Parks Program.

Status  Complete - December 2023
Latest news 

21 December 2023

New Prahran parks, something to bang on about!

Two new pint-sized Prahran parks have just opened and are sure to be a hit with locals looking for a green space to prop and take in the scenery.

Located in Bangs and Mount streets, these are the first of a series of green connecting spaces planned the area, and bring to a close the first stage of the Mount Street master plan delivery.

The parks deliver much-needed green space to this inner city area and provide locals and visitors with green, inviting spaces to sit, relax and catch up with friends.

The Mount Street master plan will continue to be rolled out over a number of stages and years, subject to funding.

Bangs and Mouclif parks were delivered with funding support by the Victorian Government, under the Suburban Parks program.


November 2023

On 8 November 2023, City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Jami Klisaris was joined by Mr Ryan Batchelor MLC and Councillors Nicki Batagol and Matthew Koce to celebrate the completion of the first two new parks for the Mount Street precinct - Mouclif Park and Bangs Park.


May 2023

Citipower have issued a works notification to properties within the Mount Street precinct advising that until July they are underground power in Regent Street and installing environmentally-friendly LED lights.

Read Citipower notification(PDF, 190KB)

20 April 2023

On 20 April, City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Jami Klisaris was joined by Mr Ryan Batchelor MLC at the site of Mouclif Park to commemorate the start of works with a sod turn. 

Mayor Klisaris and Ryan Batchelor MLC turning the first sod at Mouclif Park

24 March 2023

Project update one sent to Mount Street precinct residents and businesses advising construction of the two pockets parks will be starting within the next couple of weeks.

Read Bangs/Mouclif Construction Project Update 1(PDF, 206KB)

Future works

Project

Masterplan implementation

Future stages and timeline TBA

Other works

Project Regent Street (underground power)
Status  Complete - November 2023
About  The undergrounding of power to properties in Regent Street was completed by CitiPower.

 

 

 

Timeline

TBA  Future masterplan implementation stages 
2023 

Masterplan implementation begins with construction of Bangs Park and Mouclif Park (east).

In mid-2023, undergrounding power in Regent Street will begin.

Construction of the Regent Street shared zone has been put on hold. More information to come.

November 2021  Detailed design shared with community 
Mar - Oct 2021  Detailed design and tender documentation 
February 2021 Council endorse pedestrian link and shared zone detailed design 
Aug - Sep 2020 Community consultation on masterplan concept designs
November 2019  Council adopt Mount Street masterplan 
May - July 2019 Community consultation on draft masterplan 
May 2019  Council endorse draft masterplan
Dec 2018 - May 2019 Draft masterplan developed 
November 2018  Community consultation to support development of a draft masterplan 

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Awards

The City of Stonnington and supporting consultants are the proud recipients of two awards for the Mount Street masterplan and pocket park designs.

Planning Institute of Australia Award

In November 2020, the City of Stonnington and consultants, Tract were awarded the Planning Institute of Australia’s Best Planning Idea - Small Project award for their work on the Mount Street area masterplan.

This award recognises outstanding planning ideas and celebrates projects that deliver local place and neighbourhood benefits.

Acknowledging the award, the Planning Institute of Australia said:

The project presents a clever response to the pressure urban renewal places on the quality and availability of open space. It is a great example of a small project that will have a huge impact for existing and future residents. A project that could also be easily applied in other similar locations.


Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (Victoria) Award 

In June 2021, the City of Stonnington and design consultant, Glas Urban were awarded the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (Victoria) Award - Urban Design category.

Acknowledging the achievement the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects said:

The Mount Street pocket parks’ design team and client are to be commended for their vision to create a new network of public open spaces that is socially engaging and environmentally progressive. Transforming underutilised spaces in an established neighbourhood is a triumphant display of prioritising healthy communities and responding to the needs of an ever-growing population in the inner suburbs.

Consultation

The Mount Street masterplan was developed with the support of a rigerous community engagement process.

The community were invited to participate in the masterplan at all stages in its development:

  • November 2018 - initial investigation into what the community like about the area and what they would like changed.
  • May 2019 - feedback invited on the draft plan.
  • August 2020 - feedback invited on draft concept designs.
  • October 2021 - community presented the final designs.

View more on the consultation process on our ConnectStonnington engagement platform.

 

 

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 Project supported by the Victorian Government's Suburban Parks Program

Location

Mount Street, Prahran   View map

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