9 Scott Grove Glen Iris

Creating more open space for our community

The City of Stonnington has acquired the property at 9 Scott Grove, Glen Iris, to create more open space for the community.

The uniquely large landholding of 3934 sqm (approx.) with a 54.8m (approx.) frontage to Scott Grove, was listed as a high priority for purchase under the Council’s adopted Strategies for Creating Open Space (2013).

City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Joe Gianfriddo, said the $13 million purchase would help create more open space and amenities for the broader Stonnington community.

“We’re committed to providing the community with new open spaces, especially as housing numbers continue to grow,” he said.

“This large parcel of land is highly valued by the Council and the community because of its rare size and wonderful open space it provides.

“Stonnington has the second lowest amount of public open space of any Victorian municipality. So this purchase is a great result for the community, given how much open space it will create.”

The property’s purchase has been primarily funded through the Council’s Glen Iris Open Space Reserve. The contract purchase price is well within the established purchasing thresholds of the 2022 Council Resolution.

The City of Stonnington’s Open Space vision values the long-term benefits of purchases like this for our community.

Council will continue exploring all opportunities to maximise high value open spaces for residents.

The Scott Grove property has no heritage overlay, and the vendor’s details remain confidential.

A comprehensive open space design process incorporating community input will be conducted to guide the transformation of the property into a valuable open space asset for the community.

Council is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all residents and this acquisition represents an investment in our community’s wellbeing.

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