Former Eltham Shire Office site

Council is looking to revitalise the heart of Eltham, including the former Eltham Shire Office site, which has sat empty for the past 25 years. Community engagement for this transformational project, known as Eltham Activity Centre 3 & 4, is due to commence in March and we’ll be seeking your views.

The project is looking at ways to stimulate and guide the appropriate redevelopment of land in the Eltham Town Centre located west of Main Road between Panther Place (where the Eltham Library is located) and Diamond Street. The reason for doing this is to create a focal point for Eltham that the community can be proud of, that includes attractive design, better community and civic spaces and improved linkages to buses and trains. A map provided below shows the location of the site.

The Eltham Activity Centre 3 & 4 precinct contains a number of significant sites, such as the Eltham Library, the public transport interchange, the War Memorial Hall and Cenotaph, the community market site, a significant retail strip and the vacant site of the former Eltham Shire Offices.

Commencing in March we will be seeking the community’s views on a range of uses and built form for the former Eltham Shire Office site, along with an adjacent parcel of land at 903-907 Main Road.

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On 27 June 2017, Council revised the scope of the project into the following sub-projects:

  • Medical precinct including the railway station, stabling yards, bus interchange.

  • Recreational and Community Precinct including child care, football/cricket facilities, scouts and guides, oval car parking and associated land.

  • Old Shire office site, senior citizens, war memorial, CFA site.

  • Main Road commercial/restaurant hub.

  • Masterplan framework civil works and transport sites.

A copy of the Council item is within the agenda and minutes under 27 June 2017 Ordinary Council Meeting.

There will be more information on this website about the timing of different parts of the project and points of public consultation.

Contact Strategic Planning on 9433 3218 for further information.

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