Precincts and Villages

Enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, the City of Port Phillip is distinctive and diverse with its seaside location, tourist attractions, cosmopolitan shopping centres, parks and gardens, offices and industry.

The municipality is made up of an eclectic collection of both major, neighbourhood and emerging activity centres, each offering distinctive characteristics, great shopping, dining, café culture and entertainment. For those looking for a more leisurely experience, there are art galleries, theatres and local markets to peruse where you can browse local produce, arts and crafts. All this is flanked by a picturesque shoreline that stretches 11 kilometres from Port Melbourne to Elwood. The shared path along the foreshore (Bay Trail) is one of Melbourne’s highlights for residents and visitors alike.

Many of Port Phillip's major activity centres are viewed as rejuvenated and powerful economic engines, drawing in visitors and destination shoppers from overseas, interstate and country Victoria as well as greater Melbourne. However, there is a need to ensure that Port Phillip's activity centres serve the weekly shopping and convenience needs of the local population.

To explore these and our neighbourhoods go to Activity Centres.

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