Heidelberg West renewal

Last updated: 15 June 2017

Older, rundown housing on the Tarakan, and Bell and Bardia estates will be replaced with new, modern, low maintenance homes.

About the project

The Tarakan, and Bell and Bardia estates have older, rundown buildings that cost a lot to maintain.

The project will build new, modern buildings and increase the number of social housing properties on the estates by 10 per cent. The estates will include private housing, which will help fund the project.

The renewed estates will have:

  • More social housing
  • A mix of social and private housing
  • New accessible homes that suit older residents, people with disabilities, and families
  • A range of housing sizes
  • Better landscaping, outdoor facilities and community spaces.

The new homes

The new homes will be:

  • Built to modern standards
  • Accessible for all
  • Sustainable homes that are cheaper to cool, heat and maintain
  • Better suited to the ongoing needs of Victorians.

For more information on the project, read the Questions and answers about the renewal project (.docx).

If you're part of the Heidelberg West community, read the Questions and answers for the community about the renewal (.docx).

Will I have to move?

Residents living on the estates will be asked to move while the work happens. This shouldn’t start until late 2017.

You can choose to:

  • Move permanently
  • Return if the new housing suits your needs.

We will pay your moving and utility connection costs.

For more information, read the Questions and answers about relocations (.docx).

Get involved and find out more

We’re talking to residents, neighbours, communities and stakeholders about the best way to renew these estates and make them great places to live.

Your ideas will help us create vibrant, safe and thriving communities.

You can share your ideas:

Public consultations

There are three phases of public consultations:

  • February 2017: Phase one
  • April 2017: Phase two
  • July 2017 (to be confirmed): Phase three.
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