The creative heart

The Cultural Quarter presents a vision for a dynamic arts and learning destination that integrates Hawthorn Library and the Hawthorn Arts Centre with surrounding public spaces.

Scroll down to explore key features of the Cultural Quarter initiative on this page, or download the full document in the 'Downloads' section – and have your say in the survey.

Key features

Before: A large outdoor carpark with some trees and buildings in the background After: A green space with trees and seating and a building in the background

The carparking area near Hawthorn Library, compared to an artist's impression of the proposed improvements.

Map of the Cultural Quarter

Click on the animated 'hot spots' to find out more about this initiative

Map showing the outline of buildings streets in central Hawthorn

Visionary concept

The artist's impressions and concept diagram on this page provide a vision for the future, and will be revised through consultation and further analysis.

Have your say

You can provide feedback on this initiative before 5pm on Monday 6 December 2021 by sharing your thoughts in the survey below.

Any feedback received will be considered by Council before the Place Plan is formally endorsed in 2022.

Delivery of the Place Plan will take place over several years. We're committed to seeking your ongoing feedback to guide the implementation of large scale projects before they start.