PREHEAT oven to 325°F. Mix crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 min.
SPRINKLE gelatine over water in small saucepan; let stand 1 min. Cook on low heat 3 min. or until gelatine is completely dissolved, stirring constantly; set aside. Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Drain strawberries, reserving liquid; set strawberries aside for later use. Add reserved strawberry liquid to gelatine along with the milk; stir until well blended. Gradually add to cream cheese mixture, stirring until well blended.
REFRIGERATE until slightly thickened. Gently stir in whipped cream and strawberries; pour over crust. Refrigerate several hours or until firm. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.