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.

From 22 March to 19 April 2022, we shared the draft neighbourhood priorities for Kensington to find out how well we’d captured the priorities, whether there was anything missing or if refinements could be made.

Visit the Kensington Neighbourhood Portal below.

Visit the Kensington Neighbourhood Portal



  • 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 - complete

    Collation of findings from phase 2

    April to May 2022

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Phase 3 Neighbourhood Portal user testing

    May 2022

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Future Melbourne Committee meeting

    14 June 2022

What we heard

See what we heard during the phases of community consultation, and read the draft priorities we identified.
  • Community consultation

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

    What we heard 

Engagement activities

Explore the engagement activities from November 2021 to April 2022.
  • 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 

Contact us

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