This project is an exciting chance to shape the future of the Heidelberg Activity Centre. The current Heidelberg Structure Plan (see Background documents below) has been in place since 2007 and a review is now required. We want to build on Heidelberg’s unique features and produce a new community focused plan which delivers more jobs, attracts vibrant businesses, supports diverse and well-designed housing, is better connected and has inviting public open spaces. Whether you live, work or visit the centre your input is vital to ensure that the new Heidelberg Structure Plan reflects the community's values and priorities

About the project

Development of a new Structure Plan for the Heidelberg Activity Centre will be completed in three stages over the next two years:

  • Stage 1 - assesses the performance of the Centre. This includes conducting extensive community engagement and commissioning several technical studies, including:
    • Economic Analysis
    • Built Form Review
    • Movement and Place Plan
    • Place Making Action Plan
  • Stage 2 - a set of key directions for the new Structure Plan have been prepared. These are based on the key findings and recommendations from community consultation, stakeholder input and the technical background documents. This stage will also deliver some initiatives, such as parklets and a pop up park, to support post COVID-19 recovery and community reconnection.
  • Stage 3 - a new Heidelberg Structure Plan will be developed. We will go back out to the community with this draft, to make sure we have it right. Council will consider all your feedback before adopting a final Structure Plan for Heidelberg.

The Heidelberg Activity Centre

The Heidelberg Activity Centre is bounded by the Yarra River, Brown Street, St Hellier Street, Waterdale Road and Banksia Street. It is a large and diverse area with a mix of retail and commercial services, residential properties, major hospitals, public transport and large parklands.

Aerial map of Heidelberg Activity Centre