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WE'VE GOT NEWS

As part of the continual evolution of Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, we’re excited about sharing our vision for future development.

Community liveability and customer experience are at the core of our plans.

Several development applications have been approved by the City of Stonnington.

PLANNED KEY PROJECTS INCLUDE:

  • Nine-storey commercial office building and landmark entrance at One Middle Road
  • Priority expansion of Car Park A and Car Park C bringing an additional 1,400 new car spaces across two of our parking precincts
  • The Market Pavilion – upgraded fresh food precinct, with a focus on workplace, wellness and lifestyle retailers
  • The Social Quarter - expansion of the entertainment and leisure precinct

Chadstone plays a significant role within the growing Monash economic region, supporting ongoing and future employment.

Our plans will address demand from commercial office tenants wanting to be based at Chadstone and continue to deliver the experiences to our customers and retailers that they have come to expect.

Lifestyle destinations, such as Chadstone, are community hubs bringing together more of the elements we need to create vibrant neighbourhoods, including the best fresh food and experience-led retailing alongside general services with robust public transport connections.

One Middle Road Office Tower

Commercial Office Building
Nine-storey Commercial Office Building and Landmark Entrance at One Middle Road l Artists Impression Only
Commercial Office Building and Landmark Entrance
Nine-storey Commercial Office Building and Landmark Entrance at One Middle Road l Artists Impression Only

1,400 New Car Spaces

Parking Expansion l David Jones Car Park
Parking Expansion l Car Park A l Completed
Parking Expansion l Coles Car Park
Parking Expansion l Car Park C l Artists Impression Only

The Market Pavilion

Upgraded Fresh Food Precinct
The Market Pavilion l Artists Impression Only
Upgraded Fresh Food Precinct
The Market Pavilion l Artists Impression Only

The Social Quarter

CELEBRATING AN INDUSTRY FIRST! The Social Quarter at Chadstone – The Fashion Capital is the first development in Australia to achieve a Green Star Designed assessment with the new Green Star Buildings tool and is on track to receive a 5 Star Green Star Certified – Buildings rating. In addition, it incorporates a 199KW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and includes a naturally ventilated common area, Wintergarden and biophilic design to allow customers a relaxed and comfortable social experience.

The project spans more than 10,000 sqm of new area, and it offers a collection of 17 new and existing entertainment and sophisticated dining experiences. The community-inspired precinct showcases an integrated art façade providing a vibrant, all-season destination designed to suit any occasion for locals and tourists alike.

Expansion of Leisure and Dining Precinct
The Social Quarter | Now Open
Expansion of Leisure and Dining Precinct
The Social Quarter | Now Open

PLANNED KEY PROJECTS FAQs

WHY THESE PROJECTS?

We see these projects as the next phase of Chadstone’s evolution as we work to respond to our community's changing expectations and lifestyle needs, and broader employment trends - in the same way our accommodation and conference facilities at Hotel Chadstone have responded to tourism and business needs.

WHAT IS THE TOTAL DEVELOPMENT COST?

The projects have a total investment cost circa $685 million.

ARE YOU EXTENDING CHADSTONE’S BOUNDARIES?

No, the projects won’t increase the size of the precinct but rather refresh and repurpose existing space, utilising land within the current Chadstone footprint.

WHAT APPROVAL WAS REQUIRED?

The development applications were subject to the usual approval process by the City of Stonnington and were officially approved on 6 July 2020.

HOW MANY JOBS WILL THE PROJECTS CREATE?

The proposed projects will generate, on average, more than 650 full time-equivalent (FTE) direct and indirect jobs. At peak construction, these projects will generate more than 850 FTE jobs in total.

The proposed additional commercial office building is expected to generate more than 2,000 direct and indirect full-time jobs. And we anticipate creating more than 900 opportunities for hospitality, healthcare and key workers, not only supporting the economy but servicing our local community.

WHAT IMPACT WILL THE WORK HAVE ON TRADE?

These proposals include a mix of refurbished and new areas, delivered in stages, to minimise customer disruption and centre impacts.

To minimise the impact to customers and retailers during construction, a series of staging plans have been developed and will continue to be reworked to minimise any disruptions.

WHAT WERE THE PLANNING PERMIT APPLICATIONS FOR?

The co-owners of Chadstone Shopping Centre received approval from Council for the new developments.

These proposals include:

  • Priority expansion of car parks A, C and D, bringing an additional ~1,420 new car spaces across two of our parking precincts (these form two separate applications and provide the necessary parking for a number of new uses contemplated in the other applications)
  • Expansion of the Leisure and Dining Precinct
  • Upgraded Fresh Food Precinct, with a focus on workplace, wellness, childcare and lifestyle retailers
  • Nine-storey commercial office building and new landmark entrance at Middle Road

There were a number of planning applications to facilitate the staged delivery of these developments which will be completed progressively over the next five years.

WHICH PLANNING PERMIT REFERS TO WHICH PROJECT?
  • Planning Permit 984/19 | Car park A expansion: Additional 853 car parks
    Vicinity have lodged materials for Council endorsement to facilitate works beginning on-site in February 2021. This development will the first of the six approvals to be constructed.
  • Planning Permit 988/19 | Mezzanine Dining and Leisure Precinct: Additional dining and place of assembly uses such as mini-golf or bowling (+3,955sqm)
  • Planning Permit 987/19 | Car parks C and D expansion: Additional 582 car parks
  • Planning Permit 986/19 | Fresh Food, Wellness and Workplace redevelopment: Major upgrade of existing floorspace and creation of additional +16,563sqm of floorspace including: shop, food and drink, education, office, health and wellbeing and new childcare facility
  • Planning Permit 985/19 | Middle Road Office development:
    Adding a nine-level office development (20,000sqm)
WHERE ARE THE PLANNING PERMIT APPLICATIONS LOCATED?

The Council website includes copies of all materials lodged in support of the applications including: architectural plans, landscape plans, planning reports, traffic reports, ESD reports. Please visit: www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/eplanning

HOW LONG WILL CONSTRUCTION TAKE AND WHEN WOULD CONSTRUCTION COMMENCE?

The projects will be developed over a 4 to 5 year period, with work beginning in February 2021.

To ensure there is minimal disruption to the local community and the centre itself, car parking expansion has been prioritised, with the car park A expansion to be delivered first, before any retail development occurs. The expansion of car parks C and D will follow, to provide additional parking spaces to the centre.

Post the car parking expansions, the remaining projects will be completed, concluding with the health and wellness precinct in late 2024.

HOW DO THESE APPLICATIONS ADDRESS CAR PARKING ON LOCAL STREETS?

These applications will provide an additional 1,422 car parking spaces at Chadstone. This will create a surplus of over 700 spaces on the weekends when the Centre is at its busiest.

The issue of car parking on local streets – particularly on major event days such as Boxing Day – was raised with Vicinity during the engagement process. We welcome the feedback received and will continue to work with Council and the community on traffic and car parking issues affecting local residents, including options for additional measures that could be implemented on major event days.

HOW WILL THESE APPLICATIONS IMPROVE CHADSTONE’S EXISTING CAR PARKING INFRASTRUCTURE?

In order to improve how the current car parks operate, a number of infrastructure works have been included in the planning permit applications. These include wider ramps and turning circles, the installation of speed ramps and a new signalised access point promoting easier access from Princes Hwy and directing traffic away from Chadstone Road. Additionally, the recently installed parking guidance system will be expanded upon to include on-site signage to clearly direct cars to the best parking location.

WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS FOR LOCAL TRAFFIC FLOW AND WILL LOCAL STREETS BE AFFECTED?

Chadstone is proposing to fund Chadstone Road intersection works, which would see the creation of a second right turn lane from Chadstone Road, into Princes Highway. This will provide a number of improvements to local area traffic, such as decreased queue lengths and travel times.

Fewer cars will head north on Chadstone Road, due to the improved efficiency of the Chadstone Road/ Princes Highway intersection.

WHAT IS CHADSTONE DOING ABOUT IMPROVING PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND / OR ACTIVE TRAVEL (CYCLING / WALKING)?

Separate to the current applications Chadstone has been a strong advocate of alternative forms of travel. Last year, Chadstone funded a trial for a new weekend bus service that connects Oakleigh station to Chadstone, which was used by 30,000 passengers and greatly appreciated by the community.

Moving forward, Chadstone will continue to work with Council and Government to further improve Chadstone’s public transport and active travel connections, through a number of initiatives:

  • Work with Stonnington Council to implement a number of priority pedestrian crossings and improve cycle and pedestrian connection to Scotchman’s Creek trail
  • Work with State Government to trial additional bus services from Holmesglen station to Chadstone
  • Work with Monash and Glen Eira Councils to improve cycle and pedestrian connection to Hughesdale station
  • Additional weekend bus services from Oakleigh The November 2019 to Jan 2020 trial resulted in taking approximately 1,000 cars off the road each weekend
WHAT WILL YOU DO TO PROTECT THE AMENITY OF LOCAL RESIDENTS DURING CONSTRUCTION?

Chadstone is committed to working with Council and the community to protect local resident amenity throughout the entire construction period.

As part of the community engagement process, Chadstone has listened to the community to better understand their concerns about the planning permit applications and has created a mitigation strategy to solve these issues.

Detailed below are the some of the core concerns the local community has and the solutions Chadstone is proposing to solve these issues:

*Concern 1*: Construction vehicles driving down suburban streets

Potential Solution: Incorporate road use restrictions into the builders contracts to ensure suburban streets are not used during construction

Concern 2 & 3: Reduction of parking spaces during car park expansion projects and trade vehicles parking in prime customer locations

Potential Solutions:

  • On Saturdays, during the car park A construction period, make parking off-site a contractual obligation for construction workers.

- Provide off-site parking for construction workers, with a free shuttle to the centre

  • On Saturdays and Sundays run the “Chadstone Extra” train station shuttle services.
  • The recent trial was used by more than 2,000 people, taking ~1,000 cars off the road each weekend
  • Once the car park expansions are complete, provide workers with nested parking areas.

CONTACT

REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

For additional information please visit: www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/eplanning

The Council website includes copies of all materials lodged in support of the applications including: architectural plans, landscape plans, planning reports, traffic reports, ESD reports.

Alternatively, you can contact us:

If you would like to provide feedback please submit a response via the feedback form below or call (03) 9563 3355 and dial 1 for development enquires.

By using this form, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the Vicinity Feedback Privacy Notice 

We want to hear from you, and there are many ways to have your say on the vision for the future of Chadstone.

Please submit any questions or concerns in the form above.

Fresh Food Parking

Chadstone – The Fashion Capital remains committed to providing visitors free car parking for the majority of our parking spaces. On weekends, about 90 per cent of the 11,000 available parking spaces are free. 

Based on customer feedback, we have implemented a number of different premium services such as valet parking and premium short-stay spots. We are working towards providing convenient Fresh Food Parking where the first 2 hours are free within areas of Car Park C & E in 2024. This will ensure more parking spaces become available, in more convenient locations for those visitors wanting to do a quick grocery shop, visiting a pharmacy or a bank, or visitors to The Market Pavilion.

2 Hour Fresh Food Parking FAQ's

WHAT ARE THE FRESH FOOD PARKING CAR PARK RATES AFTER THE FIRST 2 HOURS?

Fresh Food Parking Rates

Monday to Friday

  • 0.0 – 2.0 hours Free
  • 2.0 – 2.5 hours $3.00
  • 2.5 – 3.0 hours $5.00
  • 3.0 – 3.5 hours $7.00
  • 3.5+ hours $9.00 (flat rate)

Weekends, Public Holidays & Major Shopping Events

  • 0.0 – 2.0 hours Free
  • 2.0 – 2.5 hours $5.00
  • 2.5 – 3.0 hours $10.00
  • 3.0 – 3.5 hours $20.00
  • 3.5+ hours $30.00 (flat rate)

Note: ‘Major Shopping Event’ is defined as; Black Friday and Monday – Friday in the lead up to Christmas (up to 5 days)

IS THE FRESH FOOD PARKING CHARGED AT HALF HOURLY OR HOURLY INTERVALS AND WILL THE PRICES INCREASE ON WEEKENDS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS?

The rates are charged at half hourly intervals for weekdays and during weekends and peak trading days they are charged at hourly rates. The rates vary between weekdays, weekends and public holidays.

WILL THE FRESH FOOD PARKING BE FREE/COMPLIMENTARY IF I SPEND A CERTAIN AMOUNT AT CHADSTONE?

The first 2 hours are complimentary and additional payment will be required if you’re staying longer.

WILL THERE BE ANY FLAT RATE AFTER CERTAIN HOURS IN THE FRESH FOOD PARKING ZONE?

Yes, please refer to the below:

Fresh Food Parking Rates

Monday to Friday

  • 0.0 – 2.0 Free
  • 2.0 – 2.5 $3.00
  • 2.5 – 3.0 $5.00
  • 3.0 – 3.5 $7.00
  • 3.5+ $9.00 (flat rate)

Weekends, Public Holidays & Major Shopping Events

  • 0.0 – 2.0 Free
  • 2.0 – 2.5 $5.00
  • 2.5 – 3.0 $10.00
  • 3.0 – 3.5 $20.00
  • 3.5+ $30.00 (flat rate)

Note: ‘Major Shopping Event’ is defined as; Black Friday and Monday – Friday in the lead up to Christmas (up to 5 days)

WILL A TICKET BE ISSUED AS YOU ENTER OR IS THIS AUTOMATIC USING NUMBER PLATE RECOGNITION, AND YOU PAY BY CREDIT CARD AS YOU LEAVE?

The Fresh Food Parking system is ticketless as it uses license plate recognition. You can pay for additional parking at a pay station before getting in your car. Tap and pay is also available upon exit.

IS THIS REALLY A TRIAL FOR THE FIRST 2 HOURS BUT WILL TURN OUT TO BE ROUND-THE-CLOCK PAID PARKING?

Chadstone remains committed to providing visitors free car parking for the majority of our parking spaces. On weekends, about 90 per cent of the 11,000 available parking spaces are free.

WILL THE FRESH FOOD PARKING SYSTEM ACCEPT CASH?

Yes, the Fresh Food Parking system will accept cash and cashless payment.

WILL 90-MINUTE SPOTS STILL EXIST WITHIN THE CAR PARK?

Yes, 90-minute express bays will be implemented in LG Car Park E. These convenient car parks will remain free.

WILL THERE BE A 10 MINUTE ‘LATE’ GRACE PERIOD? 5 MINUTES WOULD BE TOO SHORT ESPECIALLY WALKING LONG DISTANCES IN CENTRE

No.

A PERSON WHO IS MOBILITY IMPAIRED, WILL THEY BE EXEMPT OR GRANTED EXTRA TIME TO PARK IN THESE CAR PARKS? SINCE THEY ARE THE MOST CONVENIENT AND ON GROUND LEVEL TO GET TO THE CONCIERGE DESK FOR MOBILITY HIRE EQUIPMENT?

Currently there are 185 DDA parking spaces available at Chadstone and post development there will be approx. 224.

New DDA parking spaces are directly being installed and will be conveniently located in Car Park F outside of the Ralph Lauren centre entrance.

Car Park’s C & E will not be exempt of the Fresh Food Parking 2 hour time-frame.

Caulfield – Rowville Link (Trackless Rapid Transit)

Artists Impression Only Trackless Tram
Artists Impression Only

Caulfield-Rowville Link (Trackless Rapid Transit)

Monash University, with the support of Vicinity Centres, has proposed an alternative, next generation transport option to better connect the South Eastern Economic Corridor – Caulfield-Rowville Trackless Rapid Transit (TRT).

TRT offers a genuine alternative to traditional trains and trams – cheaper, faster to deliver and just as effective.

These innovative vehicles run on dedicated road space, offering the ride and experience of a traditional tram without the need for tracks or overhead wires.

The proposal would see these next generation vehicles running on dedicated lanes along a 19km route from Caulfield to Rowville via Chadstone and Monash University Clayton.

A preliminary business case for the project is now underway, being developed by Victoria’s Department of Transport and Planning supported by $6 million in funding from the Commonwealth Government.

For further information on this exciting initiative visit: https://www.monash.edu/industry/caulfield-rowville-trackless-rapid-transit

Proposed Route, Caulfield – Rowville
Proposed Route, Caulfield – Rowville