What you told us

During August and September 2022, we consulted with the community to gain more insight into the priorities for the village streetscape. We would like to thank the community, traders and community groups for their feedback.

View the consultation findings

What's next for East Ivanhoe Village?

Stay tuned!

As a result of engagement with the community, residents and traders over the past 12 months, we are developing a streetscape concept that will form part of an East Ivanhoe Shopping Village masterplan. We will continue to work with the Community Reference Group over coming months to finalise the concept, which will then be made available to the community and our stakeholders for feedback in 2023.

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Some exciting news for East Ivanhoe

Based on what you told us during recent consultation for East Ivanhoe Village, a new pedestrian crossing is being installed in East Ivanhoe as part of the Australian Government’s $3 billion Road Safety Program.

The Lower Heidelberg Road Pedestrian Safety Improvements works is a project funded by the Australian and Victorian Governments to improve safety along Lower Heidelberg Road in Ivanhoe East and aligns with plans to revitalise the Village.

Check out what's planned for Lower Heidelberg Road

Activation of Burton Crescent

Based on what we heard through an online survey in 2021 (see below), and as part of our COVID recovery, Banyule City Council secured State Government funding for the activation of our places and spaces. We are currently trialling in Burton Crescent some of the ideas you told us during early stages of this consultation, with the opportunity to make this changes a permanent fixture in East Ivanhoe Village.

Check out what we did in Burton Crescent!

What we've done

A revitalised shopping strip

Over the next 12 months, we are planning and designing improvements to the East Ivanhoe Village. We want our public places to be welcoming and accessible, help build community connections, look great and encourage the community to shop local.

We are looking at things like new crossing points, access, footpaths, outdoor dining, seating and opportunities for more greenery and trees.

Thank you for sharing your ideas for the future of East Ivanhoe Village. Feedback is now closed.

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Project Reference Group

Project Reference Group

From October to November 2021, we invited interested community members and traders to participate in a small but informed Project Reference Group (PRG) for East Ivanhoe Village. Eight places have been filled, representing a cross-section of the community.

Membership categories include:

  • Banyule Trader Association, Business Association or Body Corporate (Centre Manager or Committee Member/President) 
  • Banyule business operator and/or owner proposed 
  • Interest and sporting group member (eg. cycling, sporting, community interest group)
  • School Community – PTA member and a member of staff 
  • East Ivanhoe resident

The PRG has:

  • Helped develop an understanding of the current useability and function of the public realm at East Ivanhoe Village, through the eyes of those who use it – what works, what doesn’t
  • Helped shape public consultation activities and consider feedback that emerges from it
  • Identified areas for improvement or focus
  • Provided feedback and ideas on concept designs
  • Identified priorities for detailed designs


Frequently asked questions

What we have done

We have undertaken extensive engagement with the community to gather valuable feedback. We have heard a diverse range of opinions on what makes East Ivanhoe a great place through:

  • on site pop-ups sessions
  • online and hardcopy surveys for residents, traders and commercial building owners
  • conversations with the project reference group.

Community engagement has helped us develop a picture of what makes East Ivanhoe a great place for you and what is important for the future.

View the full findings report here.

Safe Routes to School Program

With the support of the local primary school, we were able to engage directly with the school community to develop an understanding of people's journey to and from school. The information collected informed initiatives to support the Safe Routes to School program, including the installation of decals on the footpaths for school kids to navigate safely and education programs with the children on road safety.

Thank you to East Ivanhoe Primary for partnering with us on this important initiative.


Feedback from the community and trader community highlighted the ongoing concern around parking within the activity centre – not just the lack of parking but the issue of people staying over the permitted time. We are working closely with our trader and school community to address some of the concerns and issues raised in the feedback. Some short term initiatives include improvements to line marking and better wayfinding signage on Lower Heidelberg Road to direct people towards the parking behind the centre.

Burton Cres pocket park

The trial of a small pocket park in Burton Cres was the result of early community feedback to see more opportunities for gathering spaces within the activity centre. The recent engagement has provided further insight and we will incorporate this feedback into future planning and designs.

VicRoads new pedestrian crossing

Whilst this was not a council project, community feedback supported council in our conversations with VicRoads to advocate for a better outcome for the community. This included minimising the number of carparks lost as a result of the crossing (down from 9 to 4) and the choice of bluestone as a pavement finish to the crossing.

So where to from here…

We are working towards developing a masterplan for the Village and concepts for discussion.

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$1.29 million has been allocated for public realm improvements. Council will continue to pursue any grant opportunities available from both State and Federal governments.

The project focus area includes the retail area of East Ivanhoe Village strip including Lower Heidelberg Road, Wilfred Road and Burton Crescent.

This project supports the Banyule Community Vision 2041 and aligns with our draft Council Plan (2021-2025) objectives 'Our Well-Built City and 'Our Thriving Local Economy', ensuring we continue to provide you with great places and spaces and support local business.