About the project

The Frankston Arts Centre is one of the largest metropolitan arts venues in Australia, incorporating an 800-seat theatre, five exhibition gallery spaces, a function centre, a 200-seat black box theatre and a creative arts hub. Each year, approximately 160,000 people visit the Frankston Arts centre.

The existing forecourt and outdoor area is outdated, with old paving, limited accessibility, conflict between vehicles and pedestrians and little public amenity including seating and shade.

Council has prepared a Concept Plan to illustrate our vision for this space with a focus on creating an inclusive and accessible space for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Key elements of the Concept Plan include:

  • Improved accessibility with a focus on pedestrians
  • New seating, signage and shade
  • Public lighting
  • Under-grounding of the overhead power lines on Davey Street
  • High-quality horticulture
  • A water feature that celebrates the Bunurong traditional owners and their connection to this site.

Vehicle access to the forecourt will be restricted with new drop-off and accessible car parking provided on Davey Street.

Please take a look at the slider below or the attached plans for more information.

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Artist Impression

Artist's Impression