Heidelberg West renewal

Last updated: 2 August 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 at least 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.

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:

  • Return to the estate
  • Move permanently.

We will pay your moving and utility connection costs.

For more information, read Public housing renewal program relocation - Questions and answers (.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:

Sketch plans

For more details on our ideas for renewing the estate:

These preliminary sketch plans are conversation and consultation starters. We welcome your feedback on them - please get involved.

Your feedback will help make sure the designs are in line with the community's needs and desires.

Public consultations

There are three phases of public consultations:

The planning proposal has been referred to the Social Housing Renewal Standing Advisory Committee. This committee gives independent advice on planning proposals to the Minister for Planning.

Any interested person or organisation can make a submission to the committee.

To learn more about the process, read Heidelberg West renewal planning scheme amendment - Frequently asked questions (.docx).

Community engagement session for neighbours

Tuesday, 1 August 5pm - 7pm

Shop 48, The Harmony Centre
46-48 The Mall
Heidelberg West

Resident relocation information sessions were conducted in July 2017.

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