Talk to us about the future of Chelsea

Published on 08 May 2024

A busy street and footpath in Chelsea

We are really keen to hear from the community as we work to shape the future of Chelsea.

This is Chelsea is all about developing a structure plan for the Chelsea Activity Centre that incorporates community values, builds on the best of the suburb, and sets out an exciting vision for its future.

Mayor Jenna Davey-Burns said many people will remember this important work kicking off in 2019.

“We received some really valuable feedback in the first phase of this project, but due to the accelerated timeframes for the Chelsea, Edithvale and Bonbeach level crossing removals, and the pandemic, we were unfortunately forced to put things on hold,” Cr Davey-Burns said.

“Now it’s all systems go, and we want our community who have been along for the journey to give us the local update on what is needed in Chelsea.”

You told us the key things you love and value about Chelsea and want to see protected in the future. These were:

  • The beach and seaside lifestyle.
  • The coastal village feel of the centre.
  • The parks, wetlands, and open spaces.
  • Proximity to shops, transport, and the beach.
  • Sense of community and community connection.

With the State Government projects now completed, we’re keen to hear about any new issues or opportunities that also need to be considered as part of the plan.

Longbeach Ward Councillor Georgina Oxley said Chelsea is the heart of our local community, but I've heard from locals that it needs some investment and revitalisation.

“We want to hear from you what the future of Chelsea should look like, and I encourage every local to get involved and provide your thoughts and ideas throughout this consultation,” Cr Oxley said. 

We want to work collaboratively with you to develop a plan that incorporates community values, builds on the best of Chelsea’s features and sets out an exciting vision for the future and there lots of different ways to get involved and have your say!

Head to to find out more about This is Chelsea and help us plan the future of Chelsea.


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