During the past months of rolling lockdowns, we’ve 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 of us valued living more locally and that the experience helped build neighbourly connections and show community capacity and strength in looking out for each other.

As Melbourne re-emerges and re-connects, we invite you to take part in helping us develop a Neighbourhood Plan, to help realise local aspirations and make Kensington the best it can be.

We want to hear what you learned during lockdown, what you love about Kensington and your priorities, aspirations and wishes for this unique part of our city.

We want all members of our community, including people who speak various languages, 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.


How to get involved

Visit the pages below to explore ways you can get involved and share feedback about Kensington to help develop our Neighbourhood Plan.
  • Discover more about Kensington

    • First, take a moment to find out more and explore what's happening in the area.
    • Learn about key facts and figures, recent and upcoming City of Melbourne projects and recent COVID community-led initiatives.
    • Drop a pin and tell us about important places, services and people that make Kensington so special, and opportunities you might like to see realised.
    Explore and discover 
  • Community connection

    • Connect with neighbours and the local community by sharing your stories and help connect to others.
    • Send a fill-in-the-blanks postcard.
    • Host a tea party with your neighbours.
    • Or join in the conversation with one of our community connectors.
    Share and connect 
  • Dive deeper

    • Complete the survey and tell us more about your priorities and aspirations for Kensington.
    • Chat with us online or on the phone about your values and priorities for your neighbourhood.
    • Attend one of our face to face sessions (TBC – and subject to COVID restrictions).
    Get involved 
  • Take part and win!

    • Complete at least two of the activities above to go into the prize draw.
    • Three lucky participants will win a $200 Discover Kensington voucher.
    Complete the checklist 

Contact us

Have questions or want to learn more about the project?