State Government Projects

The State Government is responsible for a number of projects that are happening in or affect the Stonnington area.

Apartment Design Guidelines for Victoria

Better Apartments focuses on how spaces within an apartment match peoples' needs and expectations during different phases of their lives. Read or download the guidelines, for more information visit Planning Victoria or call 1300 366 356

Caulfield Station Precinct Structure Plan

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) is leading the preparation of a structure plan for the Caulfield Station Precinct which is wholly located in the City of Glen Eira. Visit Victoria Planning Authority for more information.

Level Crossing removals

Over the next eight years, the State Government will deliver a coordinated program to remove 50 of the worst level crossings in Melbourne. This will improve safety, reduce congestion and enable more frequent train services. For more information visit Level Crossings, call 1800 105 105 or email


Metro Tunnel

The Victorian Government is transforming Melbourne’s rail network into an international-style metro system.

Metro Tunnel will increase capacity, reliability and efficiency of train lines serving Melbourne’s growth areas.

Construction on large-scale public infrastructure projects has been deemed critical under Melbourne’s Stage 4 restrictions. This means works to construct the Metro Tunnel’s eastern entrance in South Yarra will continue with additional strict health and safety protocols in place.

To help support the Victorian Government’s stage 4 coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions while still making sure people know what’s happening in their area, Metro Tunnel have temporarily changed the way they notify the community about upcoming works.

They have temporarily stopped hand delivering information into your letterbox, and instead encourage you to sign up to email updates.

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Visit Metro Tunnel for information about construction in South Yarra.

Please direct queries or complaints to the Metro Tunnel 24/7 hotline 1800 105 105.

Monash Freeway Upgrade

Major works to ensure safer and more reliable journeys on the Monash Freeway. For more information visit Major Road Projects Victoria.

Plan Melbourne

Plan Melbourne is the long-term vision for the future development of Melbourne and regional Victoria. For more information visit Plan Melbourne or call 1300 366 356.

Prahran public housing renewal program

The Department of Health and Human Services has prepared a renewal plan for the Horace Petty, Bangs, King and Essex streets housing estates.

The plan will guide the long-term renewal of housing, outdoor areas and community facilities at the four sites.

The estates, built nearly 50 years ago, need a comprehensive plan to improve their liveability and better connect them with surrounding precincts.

Renewal of the Bangs Street estate has been scheduled, and preparatory and demolition works began in May 2020.

For information and updates visit the Department of Health and Human Services website or call  1300 650 172.

South Yarra Station upgrade

The Victorian Government is upgrading South Yarra Station, one of Melbourne’s busiest stations.

The South Yarra Station upgrade will include improvements to the entrance area, layout and amenities, a new canopy over the entrance and a new tram stop on Toorak Road.

Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information.

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Urban Design Guidelines for Victoria

The Urban Design Guidelines for Victoria support state agencies, local government and the urban development sector to deliver functional and enjoyable places for people to live, work, and spend leisure time. Visit Planning Victoria to view the guidelines or for more information.

VicRoads short-term vehicle registration

Do you like the sound of short-term vehicle registration? Find out if you’re eligible and how to get set up before your next renewal is due. For more information visit VicRoads or call 1300 282 616.