The St Kilda Marina

The 50-year lease of the St Kilda Marina ends on 30 April 2019. This presents an opportunity to plan for the marina’s future. Council is working with a Community Panel and technical experts on an iterative design process exploring future site options. unChain members Trevor White and Geoff Gowers are members of the Panel. The…

St Kilda Road Bicycle Lane

unChain has long been advocating for a safe bicycle and pedestrian route along St Kilda Rd. St Kilda Rd is one of the main arterials for people riding bikes to the central business district.   It is estimated that cyclists make over 1.2 million trips per year along St Kilda Rd. Nevertheless it is also…

St Kilda Triangle – The LAGI Competition

The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) is an international sustainable design competition that brings sustainability, public art and land form together to draw international attention to renewable energy. Designs for site-specific public art installations that have the added benefit of renewable energy generation will be submitted to the competition that typically attract thousands of participants…

Triangle Wars: A New Hope

In the beginning was the St Kilda Foreshore Urban Design Framework. The UDF was a thirty-year vision incorporated into the Port Phillip Planning Scheme in 2004. The St Kilda Triangle was envisaged as an entertainment and cultural precinct, with significant public open space. The UDF included 11 specific proposals to implement this promise. What went…

Candidate Questionnaires – 2016 Council Elections

It is an election time again, but this time unChain has made the decision not to stand candidates. We have, however, surveyed all candidates and invited them to respond to our questionnaire. Their responses are below. Note that not all candidates submitted responses. Why have we decided not to stand candidates? This is not because we…