Play Streets fun for everyone
Come and play at our inclusive, welcoming and COVID-safe spaces! We are excited to announce our new all ages Play Streets program, featuring games, live music, sports, even sausage sizzles, there's something for everyone.
Parklets, Play Streets and Footpath Trading
Planning on building a parklet in front of your business? Want to extend your footpath trading? Are you wanting to close a street for an activation?
Renew Fitzroy Street
We are proud to announce that seven new businesses have opened their doors on Fitzroy Street, as part of the Renew Fitzroy Street initiative delivered by Port Phillip Council, Fitzroy Business Association and Renew Australia.
The Renew Fitzroy Street Initiative offers creatives and entrepreneurs an opportunity to Renew Fitzroy Street. The initiative encourages makers, creators, artists and social enterprises to apply for vacant retail space where they can bring their creative ideas to life. We encourage our community to come down to Fitzroy Street and visit these wonderful new businesses.
COVID-19 - Council Updates
Keep up to date with the government assistance packages available to those affected by COVID 19.
Ever-changing Fitzroy Street is one of Melbourne's favourite destinations, loved by many for its diversity, lively street life and history as a bohemian playground.
Eclectic Clarendon Street, its surrounding areas and the South Melbourne Market combine to create a vibrant neighbourhood that’s a favourite among locals and visitors.
Find Out What's Happening
Latest News & Updates
Future South Melbourne
South Melbourne is growing and evolving – help us shape its future.
Parking bays transformed into parklets
Port Phillip is home to a fun new form of public space with temporary community parklets popping up in parking bays across the City.
Renew Fitzroy Street
Expressions of Interest are open for Renew Fitzroy Street, a pilot program helping revitalise Fitzroy Street.
Grants bring entertainment to the great outdoors
Secret laneway concerts, calming sensory rooms and roving circuses are just some of the innovative projects to receive Love My Place grants from Council.
Traders prepare to serve up outdoor dining
Council is working closely with local businesses and trader groups to ensure as many temporary outdoor dining sites as possible are ready to take orders when COVID-19 restrictions ease.
Live Love Local
Parklets, play streets and pop-ups will be a key feature of summer in Port Phillip as Council works closely with traders to reinvigorate the City under its COVID-19 economic recovery roadmap.
New Business Advisory Group
A business advisory group established by Council to help support recovery efforts for local traders hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic held its first meeting today.
Love My Place Grant Program Winners
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the City of Port Phillip’s Love My Place Grants for 2020-2021 which offers up to $10,000.
Footpath Trading Fee Policy Change
In response to COVID-19, footpath trading fees have been waived until 31 December 2020.
Footpath trading opens up
Council has options for small business owners who are thinking of venturing onto the footpath.