We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Love My Place Grants 2019-20. Love My Place Grants are part of the City of Port Phillip’s Placemaking Program, offering grants of up to $10,000 to deliver projects in the South Melbourne and Fitzroy Street placemaking precincts.

A total of $89,000 will be awarded for projects to be delivered from January until June 2020. The value of these projects totals $286,584 with co-contributions from the winners. We received a number of amazing applications and have selected 11 activities, five in South Melbourne and six in Fitzroy Street to receive funding as well as one in-kind support offer.

We look forward to facilitating the grant recipients’ visions and supporting them through their journey.

Please help us celebrate!

Date: Monday 3 February
Time: 5 pm to 7 pm
Location: The Prince Deck, 2 Acland Street, St Kilda
Light refreshments provided
Please RSVP to

Fitzroy Street Winners

St Kilda Illuminations

- Brearley Architects + Urbanists & Curator Tom Reed

Rushes is a non-profit exhibition space in St Kilda, run by artists, art workers and curators. They are dedicated to providing the unique platform of an extra-wide projection screen, to showcase contemporary video art from both Australian and international artists. They look forward to working with different artists, in all stages of their careers to explore, experiment and take risks with their video practices, within the public realm.

Into the Water Festival and Dark Water Swim
Linden New Art Inc

There’s no better feeling on a long night in the middle of winter than snuggling up with a hot water bottle in your pyjamas. Especially after an ocean swim under the stars. That’s right. Once the sun sets on June 20th, on the longest night of the year, the brave, the wild and the curious are taking the plunge.

The Longest Night is a midwinter performance, music and swimming festival, calling on you to embrace the un-embraceable. For swimmers and on-lookers alike, join us to bring the night alive in the dead of winter.

Presented by artist Kit Wise and musician Grant Siedle in partnership with Linden New Art celebrating the winter solstice.

Register at to watch, splash and dash or swim the distance. Go on, be brave.

Hotel Esplanade

A three day festival of contemporary art and conversation exploring the not so usual ways people are connected to the ocean.

Melbourne Tramways Band Inc.

The rebirth of a century-old tradition, the Melbourne Tramways Band performs 3 concerts across Fitzroy Street - 15 March at Wilson Real Estate on Fitzroy Street, 28 March in Albert Park and 5 April - Catani Gardens Rotunda.

Fitzroy Street's Five months of Fitness
Melbourne Physiotherapy Pilates & Fitness Group

Fitzroy Street will be the home of an exciting range of new exercise and fitness classes starting in February 2020.

Park Gateway - Fitzroy Street
Save Albert Park

Save Albert Park will install a gateway to the Fitzroy Street Precinct of Albert Park Reserve, incorporating plaques that acknowledge traditional ownership of the land and listing its unique features.