During the past two years of rolling lockdowns, we spent more time in our neighbourhoods than ever before enjoying local spaces and discovering new parts in our local area to treasure. We heard many valued living more locally and that the experience helped build neighbourly connections and show community capacity and strength in looking out for each other.

From 11 November to 22 December 2021 we asked you to reflect on this experience and share your thoughts on ideas and opportunities for Kensington and what makes it so unique.

Find out more about what we heard during this consultation and the 26 draft community priorities developed in response to your feedback.

Did you know 23 percent of people in Kensington speak a language other than English? We want all members of our community to participate in shaping our neighbourhood. If you need interpreter support, please contact us using the details below.

Other interpreter support: Please call 03 9280 0726.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Phase 1 community consultation – gathering ideas and understanding aspirations

    11 November to 22 December 2021

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Collation of findings from phase 1

    January to March 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Phase 2 community consultation – prioritising and refining ideas

    22 March to 19 April 2022

  • Timeline item 4 - active

    Collation of findings from phase 2

    April to May 2022

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Future Melbourne Committee meeting

    Mid-year 2022

Participate Kensington

  • Community consultation

    Learn more about who took part and what we heard during phase one of consultation on Participate Kensington.

    What we heard 
  • Discover more about Kensington

    • Learn about key facts and figures, recent and upcoming City of Melbourne projects and recent community-led initiatives.
    • Explore the map of important places, services and people that make Kensington so special.
    Explore and discover 
  • Community connection

    • Read the virtual postcards posted by community.
    • Host a tea party with your neighbours.
    Share and connect 
  • Chat with us

    Book a chat with the Kensington Neighbourhood Partner.

    Book a chat 

Contact us

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