Active engagements

Your feedback is important to us, and we want you to know how it informs our decisions. We consider views gathered in our community engagement activities, along with data, advice and legislation.

Current engagements

Rosstown Rail Trail

Open until Sunday 20 November 2022

Council wants to improve the Rosstown Rail Trail to make the route a safer environment for walkers and cyclists of all ages and abilities, including young families and school students.

The seven-kilometre trail follows the alignment of the former Rosstown Railway Line, running east-west from Poath Road in Murrumbeena to Elsternwick Station on Glenhuntly Road.

The project aims to improve the existing shared walking and cycling trail and shared road environment.

We want to hear from you, the local community, to help us understand your thoughts and opinions about ways to improve safety along the trail. 

Rosstown Rail Trail — Boyd Park

Glen Eira's Placemaking Framework

Open until Sunday 27 November 2022

We have prepared a draft Placemaking Framework to help guide Council and community-led placemaking initiatives in public spaces across the municipality and we are now seeking your feedback.


Help us plan for our 2023–2024 Budget

Open until Sunday 16 December 2022

Are we on track with our spending priorities for the next financial year? Let us know and be part of our 2023–2024 planning and budget process.

Our current spending priorities are based on the community feedback we received on the Community Vision, our Council Plan and our last two budgets.

As we plan the third budget for this Council’s term, we want to check-in to see if the priorities you have already identified are still important to you.

Take our survey to indicate where you think Council should be spending more or less.


Draft Elsternwick Structure Plan 2022

Open until Sunday 16 December 2022

How can we guide growth in Elsternwick to ensure it contributes to things our community values?

Elsternwick is a diverse and growing area, with a vibrant shopping strip, accessible public transport and desirable residential streets.

We have developed the draft Elsternwick Structure Plan, to help guide growth in suitable areas and ensure any growth contributes to our high-quality streets, public open spaces, heritage character and amenity.

The draft outlines a shared vision for the area’s future and is a culmination of technical analysis and design work and builds on previous stages of consultation.

How to get involved

  • Online — take our survey linked below
  • Online information session — register for the Zoom session on Thursday 24 November 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • By phone/video call — book a phone or video call (Zoom) with one of our strategic planners to find out more about the draft Plan. Please contact us on 9524 3333 or email cityfutures@gleneira.vic.gov.au to arrange your appointment.
  • In-person — come to one of our drop-in sessions to learn more.
    • Thursday 10 November 5pm to 7pm, Caulfield Cup Room, Glen Eira Town Hall
    • Monday 21 November 1pm to 3pm, Caulfield Cup Room, Glen Eira Town Hall
    • Monday 28 November 1pm to 3pm, Caulfield Cup Room, Glen Eira Town Hall
    • Monday 5 December 5pm to 7pm, Caulfield Cup Room, Glen Eira Town Hall

Murrumbeena Park landscape upgrade

Open until Sunday 18 December 2022

The Murrumbeena Master Plan 2019 identified the need for more open space within the park to cater for the current and growing use. Additional parking has been constructed as part of the pavilion upgrade (completed October 2022), allowing the next phase of the master plan implementation to commence.

The project involves the closing of Bute Street carpark, to develop an additional recreational space which will include:

  • multipurpose court
  • picnic shelters
  • seating areas and
  • scooting and skating loop.
Artist impression — Multipurpose court

Hard Rubbish Collection Service Review

Open until Sunday 22 December 2022

Hard rubbish collections help manage bulky household items and waste that don’t belong in our bins — it’s also an important service to help keep Glen Eira clean.

Currently, residential households in Glen Eira can book three hard rubbish collections, three bulk cardboard collections and three bundled branch collections each year. You can book anytime, whenever it is most convenient for you.

We're conducting a hard rubbish service review to ensure that the collections we offer are up to date with community needs.

The review will also identify opportunities to improve sustainability outcomes, provide value for money, equitable services and support Glen Eira's transition to a circular economy.

We want to hear your feedback about hard rubbish and check if the current approach is working well for you.


Ames Avenue Open Space

Open until Sunday 22 December 2022

We plan to use the old Rosstown aged care facility in Ames Avenue Carnegie, and a recently acquired property at 10 Ames Avenue, to provide more open space in Glen Eira.

The site will be cleared for a completely new design, and we want to hear from you to help us determine what kind of space the community would like to see. Two different concept plans have been developed for this space.

Option one focuses on play and active play and includes:

  • an active hardcourt area
  • children's play space
  • gathering space with picnic shelters
  • seating areas throughout the space
  • lawn area.

Option two provides more passive open space and includes:

  • a nature play area
  • adventure garden area
  • gathering space with picnic shelters
  • seating areas throughout the space
  • lawn area.

To view the concepts and have your say by completing a survey click below.

Artist Impression Ames Avenue