What’s happening

Watch incredible live performances; relax at an outdoor cinema; have a chinwag with friends or chill out in lush garden surroundings – it’s up to you!

The old Cato Street car park is being transformed into a world class park known as Cato Square. The first of its kind in the City of Stonnington, this area will provide more open space for dwellers of the iconic Chapel Street Precinct.

Nine distinctive spaces to suit a diversity of community needs from intimate areas to larger gatherings; central square with water feature; themed green zones with extensive shading and landscaping and integrated public art are just some of the reasons we’re excited for this new hangout spot.

“Chapel Street is going through a transformation and there will be a significant improvement in 18 months. The Chapel Street Precinct Association (CSPA) will also continue to add cultural layers, such as street and permanent art. There is a possibility of sporting and cultural events at Cato Square and we are talking to major performance companies about live shows as well,” said CSPA Executive Chairman Mr John Lotton.

Where to Park

While the new square will cater 500 underground car spaces mid next year, parking is a no go until then. Here are some nearby alternatives:

  • Woolworths rooftop: 160 car parks, one minute walk to Cato Street precinct
  • Jam Factory (Garden Street, South Yarra): 970 car parks, ten minute walk
  • Elizabeth Street (Prahran Market): 644 car parks, five minute walk
  • 28 Chapel Street, Windsor: 140 car parks, 13 minute walk
  • 8-14 King Street, Prahran: 300 car parks, five minute walk

There will also be a free bus shuttle service linking Cato Square with these car park options, operating Monday to Saturday (starting at 9am) while the Cato Street car park is unavailable.

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How it will look