1210 online surveys completed
85 of these by local businesses
From January to August 2022, we conducted an extensive program of community and industry engagement to understand the sentiment of communities who use the spaces, the performance and potential of each of our chosen activity centres, as well as industry perspectives of the municipality, and the role Stonnington plays within greater Melbourne.
An online survey was distributed via geo-targeting to each neighbourhood of the selected activity centres to understand the issues, opportunities and priorities of the community who live, work, visit and enjoy the spaces. These neighbourhoods included South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor, Armadale, Malvern, Toorak and Hawksburn.
We conducted workshops with business owners across retail, commercial, hospitality, health, beauty and management within each activity centre.
Intercept surveys were conducted in a mobile parklet that travelled to each activity centre. This targeted on-street responses where the community could provide direct feedback on their experience of the centres.
1210 online surveys completed
85 of these by local businesses
324 street talk intercept surveys
15 targeted industry interviews
6 workshops facilitated with
48 businesses in key activity centres
5 internal discovery sessions with over
60+ City of Stonnington employees
Review of existing and draft Council strategies and action plans
Research and analysis on the
economic, environmental and social trends impacting the municipality.
Review of internal and external data and statistics.
Industry interviews were structured around key themes aimed to explore relationships with the economic profile of Stonnington. Industry stakeholders interviewed included representatives from many sectors: retail, health, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, professional services, business, manufacturing, creative, and education. These in-depth interviews provided key insights into why people choose to locate in Stonnington; the perceived advantages, challenges and opportunities.
The main themes that have emerged from the interviews are:
Further refinement of the new Place Led Economic Development Strategy - Great Places Thriving Communities - and its seven place plans is currently underway.
The draft will be made available for public exhibition from 25 April - 16 May 2023.
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