Glen Huntly’s transportation infrastructure is set to receive a major boost with the removal of two dangerous level crossings and the construction of a modern new train station by 2024. This ambitious project will not only enhance safety and reduce congestion but also create a more connected and accessible precinct to boost local business and liveability.

Stage one works are now complete on the $5 million Eat Street project, which will transform Bentleigh’s dining hub with outdoor dining and seating and a pedestrian mall to enhance the suburb’s emerging cafe and shopping culture.

Plans to revitalise Elsternwick with a new cultural precinct centred on Selwyn Street, a $10 million extension of the Jewish Holocaust Centre, and upgrades to Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library have been endorsed by the community, paving the way for detailed design works to commence.

Chadstone: The Fashion Capital continues to evolve, with a raft of major works in the pipeline, including the nine-storey commercial office building One Middle Road, which will deliver an additional 50,000 sq m of commercial office space when it opens in 2024.

Schools across the municipality have benefited from major improvements in recent years and this trend looks set to continue. Bentleigh Secondary College will get a $13 million boost to build a new performing arts centre, opening in late 2025. Moorabbin Primary School will receive $15.8 million to cater for 300 additional students and fund a state-of-the-art gymnasium, and a $6.5 million upgrade next year is set to expand student capacity at Glen Eira College by 250 students.