Stonnington – A tale of 2 retail Icons – Chapel street and Chadstone
City of Stonnington is home to 2 of Melbourne's largest and iconic shopping destinations. Chadstone has undergone significant growth over the last 10 years and is one of the largest shopping malls in Australia with 500 stores and 20 million customers per year. Not far from Chadstone is Chapel street. Chapel Street is one of Melbourne’s premier shopping and entertainment strips with over 980 shops, street cafés, restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs. It has a reputation as Melbourne’s fashion and style capital.
Melbourne – Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal
Queen Victoria Market and the surrounding precinct will begin a five-year program of restoration and renewal from 2017 with a budget of $250 million. The biggest overhaul in the Queen Victoria Market's 140-year history will entail a major transformation of its most beloved sections and construction of at least two high-rise towers.
Melbourne – Night time Economy
People who live and work in the city, as well as domestic and international tourists, are attracted to a city as a result of its safety, diversity and vitality.
Night-time economies are an integral part of a city’s commercial, cultural and social fabric, with a city’s competitiveness relying heavily upon its reputation.
The City of Melbourne have been working strategically and innovatively for a number of years to transform Melbourne into a real 24 hour city. In the last 5years the number of people visiting the Melbourne CBD in this time bracket has increased over 5%, there has been a decrease in the crime rate, a decrease on spending on alcohol, and an increase in food spend by a massive 60%.
Melbourne, Port Phillip and Places Victoria – Fishermen’s Bend and Docklands
Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project covering approximately 485 hectares in the heart of Melbourne. Fishermans Bend will consist of five precincts across two municipalities – the City of Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip – and connect Melbourne's CBD to the bay.
It is expected that by 2050, it will be home to approximately 80,000 residents and provide employment for up to 60,000 people.
Docklands was once Melbourne’s largest and busiest port, but by the late 1980s it had become a derelict industrial wasteland.
With inner-city living becoming more popular and Melbourne’s population set to soar, the Victorian Government saw an opportunity to extend the western edge of Melbourne’s central business district and reconnect the city to its historical waterfront.
Docklands is a work in progress. As at July 2016 there is more than $3 billion worth of work underway in Docklands across 14 projects and Docklands is one of Australia’s largest urban renewal projects under construction.