urban parkland and below ground car park being built on the site of the old
Cato Street car park in Prahran has been named Prahran Square.
At its meeting on Monday 24 June, Council decided the name from
a shortlist of two, Prahran Square and Cato Square.
Complete the poll to help us choose a name for the new urban parkland and underground car park currently under construction in Prahran.
In late-2018, an extensive community and stakeholder consultation was completed to inform a name for the new urban parkland bounded by Cato, Chatham, Izett and Wattle streets.
At the close of consultation two names were shortlisted and, Council is seeking your input on the two names before a final decision is made.
The names being considered are:
- Cato Square
- Prahran Square
Complete the poll to nominate either Cato Square or Prahran Square as the name you prefer for the site.
To have your say, please complete the poll by Friday 31 May 2019.
At the close of consultation, the results will be reported to Council to inform a final name.
Thank you to everyone who completed the online survey and
the contribution you have made to finding a name for the new Cato Street urban
The survey was open from 17 September to 12 October, during
which time over 100 submission were received.
At the close of the survey all results were forwarded to
branding consultants, Hoyne, who Council appointed to manage the naming process.
It is expected a Council decision on a name for the new
urban parkland will happen by early-2020.
Construction to commence in January 2018
Constructions has been appointed as the construction company for Cato Square
following an extensive tender process, with works to commence on January 15
Thank you to everyone who attended one of our community
forums or visited our information hub throughout March, April and May, we’ve
updated our CatoSquare FAQs in line with the key questions and feedback from during this
Council’s vision for Cato Square is the result of extensive community
consultation as part of our Public Realm Strategy, Chapel reVision, Chapel
Street Masterplan and Strategies for Creating Open Space. Soon we’ll announce
the next stage of community engagement, including dedicated information and
consultation opportunities for residents and traders.
An archaeological investigation will be conducted at the
Cato Street car park ahead of the Cato Square redevelopment.
Archaeologists from Dr Vincent Clark and Associates will
excavate the site looking for significant archaeological remains of an 1850s
farm and 19th century housing believed to
be preserved beneath the present car park.
The investigation will be conducted near the corner of Izett
and Chatham Streets and will result in the closure of a portion of the existing
Read more in our archaeologicalworks fact sheet.
Come along to hear more about the project at one of our community forums.
Location: Functions On Chapel at Prahran Town Hall, 255A Chapel Street, Prahran
Dates and Times:
- Thursday 6 April, 6pm - 8pm
- Thursday 20 April, 6pm - 8pm
- Tuesday 2 May, 10am - 12pm
to register for one of the community events.
This survey is now closed.
Thank you to all those who participated!
Size: Over 9,000m2 including two levels of underground car parking
Location: The site is bounded by Cato, Izett, Wattle and Chatham Streets, Prahran
Budget: $60+ million, fully funded by the City of Stonnington
Parking: Delivering over 500 car parking spaces (an increase of 100+ spaces)
Cato Square builds on Council’s long-standing commitment to the environment and will implement a broad range of holistic environmental and sustainability initiatives.
Energy efficiency measures will include energy efficient (LED) lighting, high performance thermal, building fabric and glazing. Solar PV, water and storm water capture and management and urban ecology features will be key outcomes of the project. Cato Square will maintain a clear focus on sustainably sourced materials, recycling and efficient waste management to ensure that the project has the highest possible environmental outcomes.