In 2019 the City of Melbourne published a discussion paper for Macaulay – an area that incorporates parts of North Melbourne and Kensington.

Later that year we asked the community for feedback on what they’d like to see as part of the structure plan.

Following your feedback, we developed the Macaulay Draft Structure Plan (PDF 16.9 MB).

The draft shows how we’re planning for:

  • greater certainty about development in the area
  • a mix of homes, local businesses and community facilities that keep pace with a growing population
  • well-connected streets that encourage walking and cycling
  • more open space and green streets
  • a climate ready precinct.

The draft structure plan was open for consultation from 9 July to 15 September 2020. Public feedback has been collated and carefully analysed. See ‘What we heard’ below, for a summary and report of the findings.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation on discussion paper

    13 November to 19 December 2019

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Draft Macaulay Structure Plan finalised

    Early 2020

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Community consultation on draft Macaulay Structure Plan

    9 July to 15 September 2020

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Analysis of consultation feedback

    Late 2020 to early 2021

  • Timeline item 5 - active

    Macaulay Structure Plan finalised

    Early 2021

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Macaulay Structure Plan presented to Future Melbourne Committee

    Early to mid 2021

Planning for Macaulay

Learn more about the Macaulay Discussion Paper and Macaulay Draft Structure Plan.

Community consultation

Feedback we heard from phase one and two of community consultation.

Call us to speak to an interpreter about our planning for the future neighbourhood of Macaulay.

Phone interpreters in all languages: 9280 0726


إتصلوا بنا للتحدث إلى مترجمنا العربي للاستفسار عن مستقبل مركز ماكولاي الإجتماعي


Na soo wac si aad ula hadasho mutarjum Soomaali ah si uu kaaga caawimo wixii ku saabsan qorshaynta mustaqbilka agagaarka Macaulay Neighbourhood.






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Draft Arden Structure Plan

We are working with the Victorian Government on the nearby Arden Urban Renewal Precinct.